Highway 6 south of Regina and highway 4 between North Battleford and Cochin will both be seeing passing lanes built this summer.
The projects are set to be complete by October, and join a busy 2018 construction season which includes continued work on the Regina bypass, overpasses built on highways 11 and 12 near Warman and Martensville, and highway twinning on highway 7 west of Saskatoon.
Highways Minister David Marit says the government won’t be stopping there, with more tenders on the way for further projects.
“We’re in the planning stages for continuing on on (highways) 6 and 39 right down to Estevan. We’re hoping that we can put that tender out later this year if not next year,” said Marit. “And the same as other areas; we’re looking from Melville up to Canora as a very busy highway with new industry coming on.”
Passing lanes are said to be 85 percent cheaper than twinning the highway altogether, and also provide for safer travel on single-lane highways.