Construction Activities Adjacent to HWY 35 near Armley, SK

(Last Updated On: September 6, 2017)

Effective Tuesday, September 5th to Wednesday, September 29th, 2017 Saskatchewan Highways crews will be performing maintenance adjacent to the road on Highway 35 near Armley, SK

Saskatchewan Highway Hotline

Areas Affected: Highway 35 – 4 km north of Jct Hwy 335 to Nipawin
Caution: Reduced speed required, watch for equipment and persons working adjacent to road
Delay: Maintenance to be performed during daylight hours only
Activity Information:  Construction of shear key and stabilization berm on CS35-16 near Armley, SK. Construction activities adjacent to the road, hauling of excavated earth on Highway 35 in the vicinity of the work zone.

You can find updates on this and other notices on Saskatchewan Highway Hotline

Saskatchewan Highways/SGI Fines For speeding when passing workers and/or equipment in work zones

About Highway Work Zones

Source: Guidelines For Work Zones in Saskatchewan | Saskatchewan Highways | Government of Saskatchewan

Signs of a Saskatchewan highway work zone

When you first come across a highway work zone, the first thing you should see is an orange sign with a black image of a worker on it, and the words “Workers Present”. This will be followed by a black and white speed sign of 60 km/h.

Rumble strips

Gates and rumble strips will also alert you when you’re entering a Saskatchewan work zone. We first started using these devices last fall, and will continue to place them on some of our major construction projects on our busiest highways, as they improve driver awareness.

Report a work zone sign problem

Notice signs are down, missing, or any other issue? Call (306) 244-5535.

Slow down…it’s the law!

Slow down to a maximum of 60 km/h, no exceptions. You will know when you are approaching the end of a work zone because you will see a sign with the words “End of Work Area” on it. This will be followed by another black and white regulatory sign, which indicates you can resume the posted maximum speed limit.

Don’t see workers?

You still need to slow to a maximum of 60 km/h. Slowing down maintains safety for our workers, but also for you. There may be cases where there are hazards in the work zone, such as a sharp pavement drop, or loose stones, which warrant keeping your speed at 60 km/h.

Avoid fines

It’s simple, don’t speed. If you are caught speeding in a work zone past highway workers and equipment, you will face hefty fines as of November 1, 2012.

The base fine is $210; and will increase by $3 for every kilometre over the speed limit, up to a speed of 90 km/h, and $6 for every kilometre over 90 km/h.

Post Author: Joanne Francis

Joanne Francis is the Editor and Journalist for Nipawin News