Travellers on Highway 4 between North Battleford and Cochin will be seeing some delays over the next several weeks as construction is underway on two sets of passing lanes.
According to the Ministry of Highways, traffic volumes for the stretch of Highway 4 between North Battleford and Cochin range from 3,700 to 6,900 vehicles per day and officials are reminding travellers to be especially cautious in light of the construction.
“We know the construction period will be an inconvenience when travelling between Cochin and the Battlefords, but it will be short-term and will ultimately prove to be a benefit to all, especially those of us who frequently make the trip,” Cochin Mayor Harvey Walker said.
“With Cochin Days this weekend, there will be more traffic on the road than usual and we urge everyone to drive carefully so as to arrive safely.”
Road work for the new passing lanes is now underway, and motorists should watch for flag persons, expect delays and be aware of sharp drop offs, fresh oil and loose stones. A vehicle width limit of 3.5 metres is in effect.
“With a number of lakes and the growing economy in the area, these passing lanes will improve safety for travellers along Highway 4,” Highways and Infrastructure Minister David Marit said.
“As construction work progresses, please respect the work zone, follow the posted signage and slow down.”