The Government of Saskatchewan has announced that Yorkton-based Potzus Paving & Road Maintenance Ltd. has been awarded the contract for safety improvements including passing lanes on Highway 9 and Highway 10.

“We are excited to add passing lanes to Highways 9 and 10,” Highways and Infrastructure Minister Lori Carr said. “Traffic volumes are growing in the Yorkton and Melville region and the new passing lanes will improve safety and efficiency.”

This is the first design-build roadway contract in Saskatchewan and includes six sets of passing lanes, intersection improvements and realignments, access consolidation, 55-kilometres of resurfacing, replacement, and upgrading of a significant number of culverts, and intelligent transportation systems such as weather monitoring sensors.

“We’re very pleased that the Government of Saskatchewan has allowed us to include road construction for Grain Millers Road in the contract,” R.M. of Orkney Reeve Randy Trost said. “This is very good news for the area.”

The cost of the project is about $34.9 million with a scheduled completion date of October 15, 2020.

New passing lanes opened last month including one set on Highway 2 north of Moose Jaw and two sets of passing lanes between Rosetown and Fiske on Highway 7.

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