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Construction underway on passing lanes on Highway 4

Two sets of passing lanes are under construction on Highway 4 between North Battleford and Cochin. The $10 million project will help with the 3,700 to 6,900 vehicles that use the highway per day.

“With a number of lakes and the growing economy in the area, these passing lanes will improve safety for travellers along Highway 4,” Highways and Infrastructure Minister David Marit said. “As construction work progresses, please respect the work zone, follow the posted signage and slow down.”

Road work for the new passing lanes will see construction workers and flag persons on the highway so drivers should expect delays, as well as sharp drop-offs, fresh oil and loose stones.

Cochin Mayor Harvey Walker said in a statement that the construction will be an inconvenience when travelling between Cochin and the Battlefords, but it will be short-term and will benefit those of us who frequently make the trip.

A width limit of 3.5 meters is in effect. For updates on the construction visit Saskatchewan’s website.

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