A section of Highway 44 between Eston and Glidden is slated to receive an upgrade this fall. 

Kindersley MLA Ken Francis shared the following statement with WestCentralOnline.

"The Ministry of Highways has plans to upgrade 7 km of Highway 44 in stages, starting with 1.5-2 km in 2024. The initial focus is the Madison area, with crushing and stockpiling beginning this fall." said Francis. "I am grateful and excited to see the progression on the upcoming improvements on Highway 44.”

After it was named one of the top two worst roads in Saskatchewan along with it's Highway 30 counterpart, the news is likely being celebrated by a large section of west-central Saskatchewan.

Francis detailed more about the process.

"The Minister of Highways, Jeremy Cockrill, and I met earlier this week with representatives from the Town of Eston and the Rural Municipality of Snipe Lake regarding the state of Highway 44 between Glidden and Eston. This discussion followed up on a summer 2023 meeting and continued dialogues spanning several months. Recognizing local concerns, the Government of Saskatchewan aims to enhance safety for residents, producers, and responders by improving this stretch of highway."

WestCentralOnline will be reaching out to Francis in the near future.

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