Saskatchew­an Party MLA

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Prairie Post (East Edition) - - NEWS - Everett Hind­ley, Swift Cur­rent MLA Of­fice: 233 Cen­tral Ave. N. Swift Cur­rent SK. S9H 0L3 Phone: 306-778-2429

The Sum­mer of 2019 has been busy here in the south­west – most no­tably with the Western Canada Sum­mer Games which con­tinue this week­end in Swift Cur­rent. Over 1,700 am­a­teur ath­letes, coaches, of­fi­cials and oth­ers from Al­berta, Saskatchew­an, Man­i­toba, North­west Ter­ri­to­ries, Yukon and Nu­navut have made their way here for the largest event ever hosted in south­west Saskatchew­an.

Over 425 ath­letes, coaches, man­agers and mis­sion staff from ev­ery cor­ner of the prov­ince are proudly rep­re­sent­ing Saskatchew­an in more than a dozen sum­mer sports. I want to con­grat­u­late the Team Sask ath­letes on mak­ing it this far. I also want to give a huge thank you to the or­ga­niz­ers and vol­un­teers who have do­nated their time through­out the week, with­out whom these Games would not be pos­si­ble, and to the busi­ness com­mu­nity of Swift Cur­rent and area for sup­port­ing the Games and en­sur­ing that vis­i­tors have ex­pe­ri­enced a world-class visit to south­west Saskatchew­an.

The City of Swift Cur­rent is among 27 Saskatchew­an com­mu­ni­ties to se­cure fund­ing from the pro­ceeds of photo speed en­force­ment (PSE). This $100,000 grant is be­ing used to im­prove traf­fic safety in the com­mu­nity through in­ter­sec­tion con­struc­tion, drainage, sig­nage and realignmen­t.

The goal of photo speed en­force­ment has al­ways been to im­prove traf­fic safety – and that’s what it’s do­ing. It has also proven to re­duce speed-re­lated col­li­sions where it takes place.

The 2019-20 Pro­vin­cial Bud­get put a lot of em­pha­sis on road safety – from im­prov­ing sig­nage, sight lines and light­ing to twin­ning and pass­ing lane projects.

Bridge work con­tin­ues along High­way 4 at the Saskatchew­an Land­ing. The scope of the project has changed some­what be­cause the bridge struc­ture was in worse shape than first an­tic­i­pated. There was ad­di­tional con­crete work re­quired above the girder to en­sure the in­tegrity of the bridge long-term.

Traf­fic is cur­rently flow­ing in the north­bound lanes with traf­fic lights op­er­at­ing for al­ter­nat­ing traf­fic flow. Driv­ers can ex­pect mi­nor de­lays be­cause of the oneway traf­fic. Once the project is com­plete, the bridge will be in a like-new con­di­tion. The com­ple­tion tar­get is early Septem­ber but, like all high­way projects, it’s de­pen­dent on the weather.

In your trav­els through­out Saskatchew­an this sum­mer, it’s al­ways good to check the High­way Hot­line for up-to-date in­for­ma­tion on con­struc­tion, emer­gency road clo­sures, the sta­tus of fer­ries, barges and other road ac­tiv­i­ties. In­for­ma­tion is also avail­able by call­ing 511.

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