Passing lanes on Highway 2, north of Moose Jaw, are set to open next week. This is in addition to passing lanes that opened earlier this week on Highway 7 near Rosetown.
Meanwhile, construction continues on additional passing lanes on Highway 7 west of Rosetown. A second set of lanes is expected to open by the end of July.
Construction on Highways 9 and 10 passing lanes in the Yorkton area is scheduled to get underway later this season, while planning and design work continues on Highway 5 east of Saskatoon and Highway 39 northwest and southeast of Weyburn.
Passing lanes can reduce collisions by 25 per cent at 80 per cent less cost than that of a fully twinned highway. When passing through a construction work zone, it is the law to slow to 60 km/hr. Drivers need to be attentive and obey signs in the work zone to ensure the safety of workers and other travellers.