Photo radar and other measures helping keep Saskatchewan highways safer during construction season

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Rumble strips, simplified black and white signage and now photo speed enforcement are among the safety measures motorists will see in work zones on Saskatchewan highways.

“Bridge work, culvert installations and road construction are taking place on highways all over the province, and this year we’ve taken unprecedented steps to make sure it’s done safely,” Highways and Infrastructure Minister Don McMorris said. “We want to make sure drivers know they must follow black and white 60 kilometer per hour speed signs at all times throughout work zones.”

New maintenance and upgrade work underway this week includes a pair of major projects on Highway 11 – intersection improvements near Warman and the last leg of twinning near Macdowall – as well as work on Highway 16 northeast of Yorkton and Highway 33 near Kronau.

The weekly construction update provides Saskatchewan residents with the latest details on projects underway to help to plan safe and efficient travel throughout the summer and fall.

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 www.hotline.gov.sk.ca/sk/map/mobile/.

Geographic location: Saskatchewan

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