REGINA—The Government of Saskatchewan is touting a record-setting fall tender release schedule from September 2020 as it marked May 27 as the unofficial start of the 2021 road construction season.
According to a release, most of the planned contracts from the fall tender have now been awarded and are underway or will be soon.
“Construction season is here. Spring and summer 2021 will be one of the largest construction seasons the province has seen in a while. With nearly $440 million in work resulting from this tender, motorists will see over 820 kilometres of roadway improvements across the province. Drivers may experience some delays with roadworks and I ask that they slow down, plan ahead and be patient,” Saskatchewan Minister of Highways Fred Bradshaw said in a statement.
Highlights from the fall tender schedule include:
- Completion of a multi-year, multi-passing lane project on Highway 7 from Saskatoon to the Saskatchewan/Alberta border;
- Highway 2 passing lanes north of Prince Albert;
- Highway 3 passing lanes west of Prince Albert;
- Highway 5 passing lanes east of Saskatoon;
- Highway 7 passing lanes west of Kindersley;
- Highway 8 resurfacing north of Moosomin;
- Highway 11 bridge work near Lumsden;
- Highway 12 passing lanes north of Martensville;
- Highway 14 passing lanes west of Saskatoon to Asquith;
- Highway 15 resurfacing west of Highway 2 junction;
- Highway 16 passing lanes west of Yorkton to Springside;
- Highway 16 passing lanes east of Clavet to Highway 6 junction;
- Highway 18 paving partnership with Lake Alma;
- Highway 55 grade and paving near Carrot River;
- Highway 322 resurfacing near Rowan’s Ravine;
- Highway 905 gravel upgrade from Cigar Lake to Mclean Lake; and
- various culverts and bridge rehabilitations and replacements.
Seven projects have been delayed and will be tendered in the summer or fall. Start dates for projects depend on contractor availability and weather and all tenders can be viewed at www.sasktenders.ca.