The Ministry of Highways and Infrastructure’s five paint trucks will travel further than the distance around the equator this construction season, creating more than 52,000 km of white and yellow lines and applying about 1.2 million litres of paint on Saskatchewan highways.
“Lines are crucial for highway safety, but they fade with wear and tear from traffic, snowplow blades and the elements,” Highways and Infrastructure Minister Don McMorris said. “Repainting these lines is an important part of regular highway maintenance and motorists should proceed carefully when our trucks are at work.”
Motorists are reminded that pavement marking continues into the winter.
New construction work underway this week includes a $1 million bridge replacement on Highway 2 north of Findlater.
To learn more about Saskatchewan work zones, head to www.highways.gov.sk.ca/workzone/ and to view a gallery of photos from this year’s construction season, visit www.highways.gov.sk.ca//ConstructionGallery2013.
Additional travel information about emergency road closures, the status of ferries and barges and other road activities can also be found on the Highway Hotline at www.highways.gov.sk.ca/road-conditions. It’s also available by calling 306-787-7623 in Regina, 306-933-8333 in Saskatoon, the SaskTel cellular network at *ROAD, toll-free across Canada at 1-888-335-7623 and via the Highway Hotline mobile website at http://hotline.gov.sk.ca/sk/map/mobile/.
The government has invested a record $3.7 billion in transportation infrastructure since 2008.