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Saskatchewan investing $67.8M in airport road and highway upgrades


August 27, 2021
By Rock to Road Staff

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Saskatchewan is investing $67.8 million at several regional airports, which includes upgrades to the taxiways and roads.

Highways Minister Fred Bradshaw met with community representatives in La Ronge, Île-à-la-Crosse and La Loche on Aug. 20 to discuss the projects.

The largest is the rehabilitation of the Fond-du-Lac airport, which will incorporate upgrades to the runway, taxiway and apron, as well as the installation of a new airfield lighting system. This project is expected to be completed this fall at a cost of $14 million.

Other current road-related projects in the North include:

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  • Apron and taxiway grading and base strengthening at Cumberland House Airport;
  • Spot improvements on Highway 106 between the junction of Highway 135 and Creighton;
  • A gravel road upgrade to Highway 135  approximately 14 kilometres south of Pelican Narrows;
  • Spot improvements at approximately five locations on Highway 155 north of Buffalo Narrows and three locations on Highway 908;
  • A gravel road upgrade from Cigar Lake to McClean Lake Access Road on Highway 905; and

The province plans to improve more than 1,350 kilometres of provincial highways this year, the second of its 10-year Growth Plan goal to build and upgrade 10,000 kilometres of highways.

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