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Saskatchewan unveils highway construction plan


July 2, 2010
By Stefanie Wallace

NEWS HIGHLIGHT

Saskatchewan unveils highway construction plan
Highways and Infrastructure Minister Jim
Reiter has announced an updated five-year capital plan for improving
Saskatchewan's transportation network.

June 30, 2010, Saskatchewan – Highways and Infrastructure Minister Jim Reiter has announced an updated five-year capital plan for improving Saskatchewan's transportation network.

"Over the past three construction seasons, our government has invested $1.7 billion, including $113 million in federal stimulus funding, for maintenance and new construction on our provincial highway system," Reiter said. "Our current highway's capital budget of $250 million is going to continue that momentum."

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Projects are chosen for the five-year plan based on economics, safety, traffic, road purpose (for example, hospital or school bus route) and other factors.

This five-year plan has been developed as a flexible document that considers emerging priorities.

"I want to thank all of the transportation stakeholders who have helped us develop a blueprint that's proactive and transparent," Reiter said. "It allows industry, local communities and our building partner, the Saskatchewan Heavy Construction Association, to plan for the future."

In addition to the projects listed on the five year plan, the ministry will continue with a comprehensive maintenance plan to ensure highway safety.