As sure as the changing of the seasons comes summertime construction. That means the resumption of the major project on Highway 5 from the south junction of Highway 2 and Saskatoon. The ongoing multi-year project has travellers slowing down with signal-controlled stops throughout the summer and fall construction months. This year will be no different, the Ministry of Highways reports.  

According to the Ministry, construction recently began on a more than $40 million project on about 15-km-long segment of Highway 5 in the St. Denis area west of Humboldt. The project includes such work as shoulder widening, resurfacing and one set of passing lanes. 

Work will also include the re-alignment of two roads that connect to Highway 5, which are Range Road 314 to the south and the St. Denis access road to the north. This work is to improve sight lines and safety for motorists turning on and turning off Highway 5 in this area. 

The project is targeted to be completed before the year is over, but it’s been a wet spring and weather always plays a factor, the Ministry notes.  

Motorists are reminded to obey all signage in the area and to slow to 60 km per hour in the work zone. To detour around this work on Highway 5, you can use Highways 27/41 to the north or Trans-Canada Yellowhead Highway 16 to the south. 

The Ministry of Highways states that it appreciates the patience and understanding of all motorists as this work occurs to improve Saskatchewan transportation system to support our quality of life and export-based economy. 

For the latest available road conditions and information, check the Highway Hotline ( before you head out to make an informed decision. You can also check on the Weekly Highway Construction Update on (

Motorists are also encouraged to share on social media our important work zone safety message from the Ministry of Highways YouTube channel @SKGovHighways ( 



With the most recent budget, the Government of Saskatchewan has invested more than $13 billion in transportation infrastructure since 2008, to improve more than 20,700 kilometres of highways across the province.