ESTEVAN, SASK. – CoCo Group in Saskatchewan has been awarded the contract for a $53.3-million passing lane project.
CoCo Group, the parent company of Saskatchewan-based Langenburg, is now tasked with constructing new passing lanes on Highway 39 between Estevan and Weyburn.
“The safe movement of people and goods along our provincial highways is vital,” Highways and Infrastructure Minister Greg Ottenbreit said in a news release. “The new passing lanes will make this busy highway safer and improve efficiency for travellers in the southeast.”
The $53.3 million Highway 39 resurfacing and passing lanes project consists of five sets of passing lanes (10 lanes) between Estevan and Weyburn. Crews will also conduct resurfacing work between the two cities and just north of the international border, which includes shoulder widening, installation of
Intelligent Transportation Systems and variable message signs, and culvert replacements.
“This is a busy international trade route for the trucking community, so we’re very pleased that the Government of Saskatchewan is proceeding with passing lanes which will allow more opportunities to pass safely and improve traffic flow,” Saskatchewan Trucking Association Executive Director Susan Ewart said.
Work is scheduled to be wrapped by the summer of 2021.
According to the province, by giving additional opportunities for drivers to pass safely the new lanes will reduce highway collisions at a far cheaper cost than twinning.