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Saturday, 30 September 2017 13:50

Riverhurst Ferry celebrates 50 years of operation

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This is a historic year for the Riverhurst Ferry.  Originally commissioned on July 14, 1967, the Riverhurst Ferry recently celebrated 50 years of operation.


“The Riverhurst Ferry provides a convenient route for motorists crossing Lake Diefenbaker, connecting communities on both sides of the lake,” Highways and Infrastructure Minister David Marit said.  “It’s also Saskatchewan’s only ferry that provides a highway-to-highway connection, connecting Highways 19 and 42.”

Saskatchewan has 13 provincial ferries as well as one barge located in northern Saskatchewan.

“The Riverhurst Ferry is listed as one of the things to do here for tourists during the summer months,” Riverhurst Mayor Lawny Gustafson said, who also serves as a provincial ferry operator.  “The ferry provides a service for many local people, particularly farmers in the area who otherwise would have to travel a longer distance.”
Motorists are reminded to check the Highway Hotline for the status of ferries before they depart and can visit www.saskatchewan.ca/residents/transportation/ferry-crossings.

New construction is scheduled to begin this week on Highway 35 near Leross, Highway 45 near Delisle and Highway 80 north of Esterhazy.  If you’re planning to travel, check the Highway Hotline at www.saskatchewan.ca/highwayhotline, which provides up-to-date information on construction, emergency road closures, the status of ferries, barges and other road activities.  Information is also available by calling 511.
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 has invested $7.4 billion in transportation infrastructure since 2008, improving more than 12,000 km of Saskatchewan highways.

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