The road to Rider games will be a lot smoother after this summer.
The province has announced a $12.5 million investment that will see new pavement on Highway 11 between Regina and Saskatoon.
According to a news release, work is already underway on the project. Crews are paving southbound lanes north of Girvin and Bladworth, and 11 kilometres of northbound lanes near Dundurn.
These projects are expected to finish up in July.
Additional plans include paving 20 kilometres of northbound lanes on Highway 11 near Kenaston, which is expected to start in early June and finish in August.
More than 7,700 vehicles use the stretch of highway each day.
It’s the primary route between Saskatchewan’s two major cities – Saskatoon and Regina – with a combined population of 500,000.
Highway 11 also links Highways 1, 16 and 6; which lead to Manitoba, Alberta and the U.S.
Since 2008, the province has invested $5.2 billion in transportation infrastructure, improving 10,000 kilometres of highway across Saskatchewan.