31 kilometres on Highway 5 between Watson and Wadena to be repaved

EAST CENTRAL — The highway between Watson and Wadena will be receiving $8.8 million in improvements.

According to an announcement made by the provincial and federal governments on Aug. 16, the money will pay for the repaving of approximately 31 km on Highway 5.

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The provincial government will pay almost $4.4 million, while the federal government will pay around $4.5 million.

The work on Highway 5 is part of a package that will see $75.3 million work of work done on highways across the provincial.

“It’s critical that we keep the infrastructure we already have in good condition,” said Greg Ottenbreit, the highways minister, in a media release. “Investing in Saskatchewan highways is important to all of us so that we can get people and products moving in a safe and timely manner.”

“These highway improvements in Saskatchewan will keep motorists safe, shorten travel times and improve access of our products to world markets, bolstering economic growth and the prosperity of the middle class and all those working hard to join it,” said Regina MP Ralph Goodale in the same release.

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