The Ministry of Highways and Infrastructure are celebrating 100 years.
The Department of Highways was created when the Highways Act came into effect in 1917, which ended the Board of Highway Commissioners.
Preeceville Mayor Garth Harris says we’ve come a long ways in the past century from building roads by horse and scraper.
“We now got asphalt pavement, overpasses and highways with about 25-thousand vehicles per day,” Harris said. “They do a heck of a lot of (work) for rural Saskatchewan. We got products we have to get to market and we need good roads.”
“It brings infrastructure into our community everyday, so lots of stuff that the Highways department does.” continued Harris.
Harris adds that per capita Saskatchewan has possibly the most highways and roads in the world.
The ministry is also using this celebration to remind drivers to slow to 60 km/hr or the posted speed limit when passing equipment, construction zones and workers on the highway.