Crews are mobilizing on project sites around Weyburn and in other communities throughout Saskatchewan, as part of the government's record $3.2 billion capital plan.
Construction is nearing completion on several projects including new day-use pavilions, and upgrades to the Visitor Resource Centre at Echo Valley Provincial Park.
Work is expected to begin later this fiscal year on the new general hospital in Weyburn, and water and wastewater upgrades at Moose Mountain and Echo Valley Provincial Parks.
The Government of Saskatchewan is investing $1.4 billion in capital projects across the province this year. This includes $156.6 million in health care capital, $168.6 million in education capital, $31 million in post-secondary infrastructure, $479.5 million in transportation infrastructure, $268.6 million in transfers to municipalities to support infrastructure projects, and $291.8 in government services infrastructure.
"Communities throughout the province will see construction crews hard at work on projects funded through this year's record capital plan investment," said SaskBuilds and Procurement Minister Jim Reiter. "We are building, expanding and improving the schools, hospitals, long-term care centres, parks and transportation infrastructure that improve quality of life, support economic growth and job creation, and make Saskatchewan attractive to private sector investment."
This year's capital investment of nearly $3.2 billion is a step toward meeting the Growth Plan commitment to investing $30 billion in infrastructure by 2030.