The province says more than $6 million worth of repaving and culvert installation work is now underway on a damaged stretch of Highway 2 north of Prince Albert.

Higher than average spring runoff and heavy rains saw the affected area closed to light traffic for more than a month this summer as water flowed over the highway.

Saskatchewan Highways says the repairs include about 14 km of repaving from just north of the junction of Highways 2 and 355 to the south, as well as culvert installations.

The ministry also says an extra layer of pavement will be added to restore strength in the flood-affected area.

Motorists are being warned that the speed limit through the area will be 60 km/h — and there will be times during construction that traffic will be reduced to one lane.