As the long-weekend approaches, the Government of Saskatchewan is reminding travellers to be aware of work zones.
Highways and Infrastructure Minister David Marit is asking that travellers respect the work zones and remember that the workers have families too.” SGI Minister Joe Hargrave asks people to obey posted speed limits, especially in orange zones. There are many reasons work zones have temporary speed reductions left in place even when workers are not present; a sharp pavement drop, lane closure or loose gravel are examples.
Police will also be out watching for impaired drivers.
Some of the highway construction work includes surfacing on:
• Highway 6 near Dafoe and Raymore;
• Highway 8 near Redvers;
• Highway 11 south of Saskatoon and Dundurn;
• Highway 11 near Chamberlain;
• Highway 13 near Weyburn;
• Highway 16 near Saskatoon;
• Highway 36 near Willow Bunch;
• Highway 47 north of Melville;
• Highway 165 southwest of La Ronge; and
• Highway 312 near Wakaw.