Highway No. 9 to Yorkton among those to get passing lanes

The Saskatchewan government has announced funding for up to 50 new sets of passing lanes along provincial highways over the next two years.

The province announced the infrastructure spending in the 2020-2021 budget on June 15, according to a release.

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The province said it is spending $715 million on highway safety and efficiency, with the passing lanes being a large part of that.

Some of the project planned for 2020 include:

•Three sets of passing lanes on Highway No. 9 between Canora and Yorkton;

•Three sets of passing lanes on Highway No. 10 between Melville and Yorkton;

•Nine sets of passing lanes and repaving on Highways 6 and 39;

•Four sets of passing lanes and repaving on Highway No. 7 between Rosetown and Kindersley;

•Two sets of passing lanes and repaving of Highway No. 5, and

•Planning for a short section of twinning of Highway No. 5, between Saskatoon and the junction of Highway No. 2.

The province is also planning for passing planes to be constructed in 2021 on Highways No. 16, No.14, No. 12, No. 3 and No. 2.

The budget also included $52 million to upgrade and replace bridges and culverts, concluded the release.

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