Highways continue to be a priority for the Saskatchewan government

REGINA – The Saskatchewan government will continue to make a sizable commitment to improving highways and roads in the province.

The 2013 budget includes $576 million for building and maintaining provincial roadways, part of the government’s promise to spend $2.2 billion over four years to improve roads and infrastructure.

The highway construction budget is pegged at $280.8 million.

Of that, $68.6 million is going to major, multi-year projects such as the Estevan truck bypass, passing lanes on Highway 10 and the west Regina bypass.

Another $168.1 million is tagged for repairs and upgrades including grading and paving the Dalmeny access road and upgrading Highway 22 from Southey to Earl Gray.

Additionally, $86.3 million will be spend to repave at least 280 kilometres of highways and another $81.8 million will go for local infrastructure to upgrade a further 75 km of highways to a higher standard.

The budget also provides $6 million to SaskBuilds for preparatory work on a number of public-private partnerships including Regina’s bypass infrastructure.

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