Work will soon be completed on a significant paving and road repair project that includes a portion of Highway 38 and roads inside Saskatchewan’s Greenwater Lake Provincial Park.  Paving is expected to finish by mid-August on the 23 km portion of Highway 38 north of the junction with Highway 49.  Another 10 km of road is being repaved inside the park, along with some repairs.  The total investment is $10.9 million.

“Saskatchewan’s parks have been extremely popular destinations this summer,” Highways Minister Fred Bradshaw said.  “I am proud that the government has been able to enhance the experience both inside and leading to Greenwater Lake and other provincial parks.”

Another 3.6 km of paving on Highway 38 from Chelan to the south has been added as a supplemental item on this tender.  It will be completed in the 2022 construction season at a cost of $1.8 million, bringing the total investment to $12.7 million.

“Having grown up in the Greenwater Lake area, I know the park is a very popular destination,” Kelvington-Wadena MLA Hugh Nerlien said.  “Our residents will also appreciate this investment in Highway 38, which is a very important roadway in our local transportation network.”There is $90.5 million of construction work taking place this season in and around Saskatchewan’s parks, including 11 highway paving and upgrade projects, improvements to three park access roads and paving inside six parks.

The Government of Saskatchewan is improving more than 1,350 km of provincial highways this year, the second of its 10-year Growth Plan goal to build and upgrade 10,000 km of highways.  With this year’s projects, the province is ahead of the pace needed to meet this target.

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There is also $300 million in highways stimulus funds being invested over several years in thin-membrane surface upgrades, passing lanes and improvements to municipal roads and airports.

The Government of Saskatchewan has invested more than $10.6 billion in highways infrastructure since 2008, improving more than 17,100 km of Saskatchewan highways.

Featured image: Paving on Highway 38. (Government of Saskatchewan)


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