Commuters will have to slow down this month due to a SaskPower project.
Motorists can expect traffic restrictions on Highway 1 near Moose Jaw this month as SaskPower continues work on the new Pasqua to Swift Current transmission line project.
Lane restrictions will be in place and traffic will be reduced to 60 km/hr on Highway 1 and Highway 301 east of Moose Jaw starting today so crews can begin preparing the site. Be sure to give yourself extra time when travelling.
As well, several short traffic stoppages are scheduled from February 6 to 9 so that a helicopter can string power lines across the highway. Traffic restrictions will remain in place as crews perform other work around the roadways, leading up to the final stringing, which will take place from February 19 to 22, weather permitting.
The goal is to keep traffic moving while completing the work safely. More details will be shared on social media and via the Highway Hotline to help drivers plan extra time to reach their destination. An FM radio channel will be established at the site so motorists impacted by a stoppage can learn more about the project. Watch for signs.
When complete, the Pasqua to Swift Current transmission line will deliver power from the new Chinook Power Station to customers.