Highway construction season in full swing around P.A.

By paNOW Staff
July 31, 2017 - 10:46am

Highway construction projects are paving the way in the Prince Albert region. Several projects mean travelers in the area are likely to encounter work zones.

“Drivers should plan ahead and be patient when entering a work zone,” Highways and Infrastructure Minister David Marit said. “Please remember that crews are working to improve the highway for you, so please respect the work zone signage so they get home safely.”

Marit said there may be cases in work zones when workers are not present yet still require you to slow down.  

Some of the projects currently underway in the Prince Albert region include 18 kilometres of paving on Highway 3 West of the junction with Highway 55. Culvert installation in the area will also affect traffic flow. About 28 km is being paved at the junctions of Highways 55 and 155 Green Lake intersection. Work on that $15.9 million project is expected to continue into the fall. Drivers can also expect minor delays on Highway 2 between Highways 355 and 263 and on Highway 2 North of Wakaw where a $6 million project will see 16 km of widening and paving. 

Drivers are reminded they will face three-times the normal fines for driving faster than 60 km/h in work zones.


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