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Saskatchewan puts $30 million towards Highway 7 upgrades

Saskatchewan puts $30 million towards Highway 7 upgrades

KINDERSLEY, SASK. — The Province of Saskatchewan is investing $30 million in highway upgrades on Highway 7 between Saskatoon and Kindersley, Sask.

The project will involve construction of 50 kilometres of paving and passing lanes including eight new passing lanes west of Fiske to Kindersley and a 40 kilometre paving project west of Delisle.

“Highway 7 is a key trade route for the province connecting communities such as Kindersley, Rosetown, Delisle and Saskatoon, as well as Calgary and ports on the west coast. Passing lanes are an effective and affordable way to keep traffic flowing safely as we get our goods to market,” said provincial Highways and Infrastructure Minister Greg Ottenbrett in a statement.

Roadwork on passing lanes began in May and is scheduled for completion in October. Several intersections will also be improved along the highway corridor east of Kindersley.

Planning continues for another six passing lanes west of Kindersley to the Saskatchewan/Alberta border.  The Highway 7 corridor will have 26 passing lanes when the project is complete.

The project is part of the province’s $7.5-billion two-year capital plan.

Since 2014, the Government of Saskatchewan has invested more than $120 million in safety improvements on Highway 7 between Saskatoon and Kindersley including twinning, passing lanes, intersection improvements and paving, the government release stated.

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