POLITICS

Four busy Saskatchewan highways to get upgrades with federal, provincial money

02/28/2014 01:55 EST | Updated 04/30/2014 05:59 EDT
REGINA - Segments of four busy Saskatchewan highways are going to be repaved to make them better for drivers and businesses.

The federal and provincial governments say $35.1 million will be spent to repave stretches of Highway 16 east of Lloydminster, Highway 1 east of Regina and Highway 1 west of Swift Current.

Parts of Highway 39, which connects Moose Jaw and Estevan, will also be repaved northwest of Estevan and four intersections will be improved.

Saskatchewan Highways Minister Don McMorris says improving the intersections will mean adding things like dedicated turning lanes to make getting on and off the highway safer.

McMorris says the province could come up with just over half of the money because two other highway projects came in under budget.