“People are trying to get places. I understand that. And here we
are with an entire lane of this major highway shut down. I understand
that it’s frustrating because I find myself getting frustrated
sometimes too. But it doesn’t mean you should speed through and
blow someone off their feet.”
The Saskatchewan government, in its 2018–19 budget, made a
concerted effort to better address road and highway safety. It earmarked
$65 million to be spent over the next five years for highway
intersection safety. As well, warning lights will be added at
An additional $7 million will go toward the Safety Improvement
Program, which is designed to enhance signage and markers for
highway work zones.
Minogue is thankful for the advertising campaigns, messaging
and government funding dedicated to road and highway safety.
She added that it’s unfortunate the loss of several lives spurred
“It’s not always easy to get through to people,” she said. “I hope
that one day we can stop having this conversation. It’s crazy that 15
years later, we still have to have that conversation because the message,
for some reason, still hasn’t gotten through to a lot of people.
And it seems like we’re in an even bigger hurry these days.
“The roads need to be fixed and construction needs to happen.
People need to understand that these are people just doing their
jobs, like we all do our jobs, and expect to go home safely at the end
of the day.”
COMMITMENT TO SAFETY
C. DUNCAN CONSTRUCTION LTD.
■ Railway & Road Construction ■ Site Preparation & Development
■ Flood Protection ■ Large Lined Ponds ■ Granular Supply & Install
■ Culvert Installation
Safety Association of Saskatchewan (HCSAS)
♦ In Business since 1967
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PHOTO PROVIDED BY CARLA MINOGUE
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