50 kilometres of highway to be upgraded near Spiritwood

 

The Government of Saskatchewan is rebuilding 50 kilometres (km) of Highway 24 between Spiritwood and Chitek Lake. This project is part of the government’s $7.5 billion two-year capital plan to build a strong Saskatchewan and stimulate economic recovery following the pandemic.

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The 50 km project will be delivered in two stages. The first 21 km section from Spiritwood to Leoville will be tendered this fall, while the second segment, from Leoville to Chitek Lake is expected to be tendered in the spring. Construction is scheduled to begin in 2021.

Highway 24 is located west of Prince Albert and provides community access to the village of Leoville and Pelican Lake First Nation and access to Chitek Lake. This corridor has high vehicle and truck traffic for a regional road with more than a thousand vehicles per day north of Spiritwood.

A weekly highway construction update is also published on www.saskatchewan.ca/residents/transportation/highway-construction-projects/weekly-highway-construction-update to provide the travelling public with the latest details on projects underway to help plan safe and efficient travel.  You can also report a highway work zone signing problem by calling 306-244-5535.

The Government of Saskatchewan will improve more than 1,000 km of provincial highways this year, the first of its 10-year Growth Plan goal to build and upgrade 10,000 km of highways.

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