Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Five Parks to See Roads Paved Next Year: Highways

Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Five Parks to See Roads Paved Next Year: Highways

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Regina– If you’ve driven the road from Highway 9 to Good Spirit Lake in recent years, you might wonder how good your shocks are, as it is not exactly smooth. But that road, and four others like it, was singled out for paving next year, according to a Sept. 17 announcement from the Ministry of Highways and Infrastructure.

These projects are part of the government’s $7.5 billion two-year capital plan “to build a strong Saskatchewan and stimulate our economic recovery following the pandemic,” the release said.

In addition to highway upgrades, as a part of this fall’s record construction plan, more than $2 million of paving will occur within five Saskatchewan Provincial Parks next year, including Good Spirit Lake, Great Blue Heron; Greenwater Lake; Meadow Lake and Rowan’s Ravine.

When it comes to Good Spirit, the portion of Highway 9 that road connects to is currently in the final phases of passing lane construction.

“We are investing in the highways accessing a number of our beautiful parks to make sure visitors can reach their destination safely and efficiently,” Highways and Infrastructure Minister Greg Ottenbreit said in a release. …

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