A $5.7 million repaving project has begun on the Trans Canada Highway near Gull Lake, with crews beginning work along a 27 kilometre stretch of Highway 1 from west of Beverley to east of Tompkins.
Work crews began repaving work today and they are expected to complete the repaving project by the fall. The repaving of the westbound lanes may require the reduction of traffic to one lane through the entire work area.
“This stretch of highway sees close to 5,000 vehicles per day, so drivers should be prepared for potential delays," Highways and Infrastructure Minister Nancy Heppner said. “As part of the National Highway System, Highway 1 is vital to Saskatchewan’s economy and tourism and that’s why we’re continuing to make investments such as this project near Gull Lake,”
As part of the project, a bypass lane on Highway #37 south of Gull Lake will be constructed.
Motorists are reminded to slow to 60 kilometres per hour when passing through the work zone.
In the Southwest a pair of other construction projects are also currently underway.
Traffic is still reduced to one lane (with a width restriction of 4.3 meters) to allow for the construction of a bridge over the Notukeu Creek along Highway #13 approximately 12 kilometres west of Cadillac. Work on the $1.4 million project began on July 28, and work is scheduled for completion this fall.
Work is also continuing to complete the grading and repaving of Highway #58 between Lafleche and Gravelbourg. Work on this $18 million project began in late May, with work anticipated to be completed by late fall. Highway #58 near Lafleche ranked fourth and Highway #58 near Gravelbourg earned sixth place during the 2012 CAA Saskatchewan Worst Roads Campaign.