According to a recent announcement from the provincial and federal government, fifteen different stretches of highway are set to be upgraded in Saskatchewan this year.
A statement of the Saskatchewan Government's website states, "259 kilometres of highway will be improved through this project, which includes work along fifteen different stretches of highways 1, 3, 4, 6, 7, 10, 11, 14, 16, 33 and 39."
The statement added that once completed, the work should improve traffic flow to the areas to help keep Saskatchewan drivers safe.
"With investments like these, our government is creating safer, and more fluid travel for people who travel on Saskatchewan’s highway network," Bernadette Jordan, Minister of Rural Economic Development and Crown Investments Minister said in the release. "This work will help local businesses compete, promote a higher quality of life for residents and support the long-term economic prosperity of this province."
The Government of Saskatchewan is putting $41.5 million into the work, while the federal government will be providing $40.2 million.
"Since 2008, our government has made highways and transportation infrastructure a priority through record investments and safety improvements," Prince Albert Carlton MLA Joe Hargrave said in the release. "As a province that is land-locked, we continue to invest to support our economic competitiveness and to improve the quality of life and safety for our people."