Kindersley RCMP has been receiving complaints that vehicles are not slowing down in construction zones. They ask that you slow to 60 km/h when passing a highway worker, flag person, or highway equipment with a warning light in operation. This includes tow trucks.
If you find yourself traveling through a construction zone with no workers present, you are likely passing through a seal coat project. Hot liquid asphalt is sprayed on the road, then crushed gravel is then spread over the asphalt and packed down. The seal coat needs about 24 hours to cure. Seal coats are a cost-effective way to prolong pavement life.
Last year work zones were 40 kilometers or longer. They now must be shortened to a maximum of 15 kilometers. There may be other cases that require you to slow down. A sharp pavement drop or loose stones are both hazards that could warrant a slower posted speed.
Plan ahead by checking the Highway Hotline at http://hotline.gov.sk.ca/
Riverhurst Ferry is not open yet. The 24 hour ferry carries 30,000 vehicles per year across the South Saskatchewan River.
It leaves the WEST SHORE on the Half Hour, EAST SHORE on the hour. It's a cable ferry that travels between Lucky Lake on the West and Riverhurst on the East.
It can take 15 passenger vehicles, and at night you can signal for the ferry by flashing your lights off and on. It's free to take the ferry and it's owned and operated by the Sask Dept of Highways.