North To See Share Of Highway Repair Funding

Thursday, July 13, 2006 at 13:58



The provincial government has announced an additional $25 million dollars will be spent on highway repairs this year – on top of the record $345 million already budgeted.


The funding will be used for work on flood- or moisture-damaged roads.


Highways spokesman Doug Wakabayashi says $1 million of the new funding will be spent upgrading roads in the North.


Specifically, he says the money will go towards the re-graveling of gravel highways.


This has been a particularly bad year for road conditions in Saskatchewan, due in part to the mild winter.