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Safer intersection on Highway 7 at Kindersley

Sask. has allocated $17.6 million in funding to the 1,000 Safety Improvements Program projects.
Four highways projects in the Kindersley area total $6.5 million.

KINDERSLEY — Two improvements to a Highway 7 at Kindersley that have reached completion and two have reached the midway point, according to the Highways Ministry.

The province has allocated an estimated $6.5 million for safety improvements at two intersections on Highway 7 in Kindersley. One intersection is Highway 7 and Highway 21. The other intersection is Highway 7 and Ditson Drive.

The work includes road widening, repaving, concrete work, street and traffic light alterations, and traffic sign alterations. On-site construction began in May, and is scheduled to be completed in October, pending weather.

Once completed, this project will make it safer for drivers to turn on and off Highway 7 as these two intersections will be widened to accommodate better turning movements of vehicles. Pedestrian buttons will also be installed to the existing traffic lights at Highways 7 and 21, along with a pedestrian crossing at Highway 7 and Ditson Drive.

“We appreciate the patience and understanding of everyone as this important construction work occurs in the short term, which will benefit all who travel this highway in the long term," said mayor of Kindersley Rod Perkins.

Outside of Kindersley, two other intersection safety projects on Highway 7 that began in May were completed last week. That $2 million investment will see Highway 7 at Range Road 3231 and at Range Road 3243 each receive additional lanes to make left and right turns of vehicles