Remember to Drive Safe this Labour Day Weekend

SNN would like to remind you to drive safe over the Labour Day weekend.

With summer winding down, our provincial highways are busy with people trying to enjoy the season’s last long weekend.

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.

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.

A Seal coat is being applied on various sections of Highway 2 near Weyakwin, Glaslyn, Landis, Macklin, Yellow Creek and Lake Lenore Areas.Traffic flow disruption during asphalt seal coat application through to sweeping completion of surplus gravel from the asphalt seal coat surface with reduced speeds to 60 km/h or less. Work is expected to be shut down 4pm on Friday for ease of traffic flow on the long weekend. Construction of this section is expected to be completed bu September 15.

Rubber asphalt crack sealant application on highways in the vicinity of Highway 13 near Estevan and Carlyle. Traffic can expect minor delays. One lane will be open. Watch for people and machines working. This construction project is expected to be completed by mid September.

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.

Please drive safe this Labour Day Weekend, Thanks for watching SNN :