Drivers can explore Saskatchewan’s scenic Southwest safely and comfortably as construction work wraps up on Highway 37 south of Shaunavon.
About 10 kilometers of grading and paving finishes this week on Highway 37 north of Frenchman River Valley. The work cost $4.3 million and is part of the government’s planned maintenance.
“We are happy to announce the completion of these extensive repairs,” Cypress Hills MLA Wayne Elhard said on behalf of Highways and Infrastructure Minister Don McMorris. “This rebuilt road provides a safer, more stable driving surface for area residents and helps to facilitate economic growth in the region.”
The rebuilt stretch of Highway 37 carries between 800 and 1,000 vehicles daily, with a significant percentage of them being trucks.
“The completion of the improvements comes at a pivotal time of economic growth in the region,” Shaunavon Mayor Sharon Dickie said. “Highway 37 has become a key hub for all industries in the region, including tourism, oil and agriculture. As urban and rural municipalities in the Southwest, we continue to promote our communities, and now we can do it with assurance that drivers will not have to travel on roadways that are unsafe. The highway is also a key link with communities in the United States, with whom we have been partnering for many years.”
All motorists are reminded they must slow to 60 kilometers per hour in highway work zones. New black and white signs will tell drivers exactly when to slow to 60 kilometers per hour. Drivers now face three times the normal fines for speeding and heavier enforcement in work zones. For drivers' safety and the safety of workers, please obey the law in work zones.