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Saturday, 01 September 2018 07:35

Sask. motorists to be wary of the Labour Day weekend traffic

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With summer winding down, our provincial highways are busy with people trying to enjoy the season’s last long weekend. The Government of Saskatchewan would like to remind you to drive safe over the Labour Day weekend.

“Long weekends are a good time to relax, but we all need to remember to travel safe,” Highways and Infrastructure Minister Lori Carr said.  “Whether you’re driving to Regina to cheer on the Riders or travelling to see loved ones, drive safe and make this weekend memorable for the right reasons."
“Saskatchewan RCMP continue to make traffic safety a priority,” Superintendent Grant St. Germaine, Officer in Charge of Saskatchewan RCMP Traffic Services said.  “Our members will be out patrolling Saskatchewan roads to ensure everyone’s safety this Labour Day Long Weekend.  We remind people to obey all posted speed limits, refrain from driving distracted, and to always find a safe and sober ride home.”
You should also plan your route ahead of time so you are aware of the work zones and ongoing construction.  For those of you heading to the big game this weekend, there are work zones all around the province.  This includes various seal coating projects on Highway 39.
Even if workers aren’t present, drivers need to obey signs, stay alert and slow to 60 km/h through the work zone.  Work zones may contain driving hazards, like sharp pavement drop or loose stones, which require you to slow down.
A weekly highway construction update is published on to provide the travelling public with the latest details on projects underway to help plan safe and efficient travel.  If you see a highway work zone signing problem, you can report it by calling 306-244-5535.
Check the Highway Hotline at, before you hit the road.  It 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.
The Government of Saskatchewan has invested more than $8.4 billion in highways and infrastructure since 2008, improving more than 13,000 kilometres of Saskatchewan highways.

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