The Government of Saskatchewan has announced $3 million of funding for a new infrastructure project.
Upgrades are being made to Highway 3, west of Shellbrook, which will reduce the risk of road flooding for motorists travelling in the area. Construction is expected to begin next week and will see a 1.2 kilometer stretch of provincial highway raised by about 1 meter. These upgrades will hopefully in turn, reduce maintenance costs on the road, going forward. Forecast for completion pegs summer 2017.
Other grade raise projects this year include Highway 5 which began in June and Highway 20, to begin later this year, both in the Humboldt area.
New projects scheduled include culvert installations on Highway 3 near Melfort, on Highway 35 near Tisdale, and on Highway 155 north of Green Lake; seal coating on Highway 5 west of Watson, Highway 9 near Whitewood and Carlyle, along with Highway 35 between Lipton and Elfros; and paving set for Highways 1 and 36.