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Monday, 24 April 2017 09:15

Lighting project along TransCanada Highway through Swift Current starts April 24

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The City of Swift Current’s Infrastructure & Operations Division wishes to advise the public and motorists that the installation of overhead lighting along the TransCanada Highway corridor through City boundaries will commence today, Monday, April 24. 


“I heard from many constituents who are concerned about the number of nighttime collisions that have occurred on this stretch of the #1 Highway through the city,” said Premier and Swift Current MLA Brad Wall.  “This new lighting will help to improve visibility, and additional safety measures will be considered if necessary.”

The project, which will take approximately three months to complete, will at times require single lane closures and reduced speed zones to ensure worker safety and to accommodate heavy equipment. We are gratefully asking motorists to exercise caution and patience in these work zones throughout the duration of the project.

“The project is structured in a way that allows us to keep traffic moving in both directions on the highway, all the while ensuring that our workers will remain safe,” said City of Swift Current Chief Administrative Officer Tim Marcus. “We really appreciate the public’s cooperation and attention to the reduced speed zones.”

The highway lighting project, which will provide enhanced safety to motorists through the City’s highway corridor, was made possible through a partnership with the Province of Saskatchewan’s Ministry of Highways and Infrastructure.

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