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New food and beverage options coming to Regina airport

If you get hungry waiting for a flight at the Regina airport, there will soon be some more food options.

A new 24/7 Subway is already open in the check-in area on the first floor. Renovations on the second floor start in May for a pre-security, full-service Tim Hortons and a new Skyway Café. That project will be completed by July 30.

Highways 220, 322 to Rowan's Ravine getting repaired

A set of broken highways are getting a bit of a fix after they had to be shut down due to their poor condition.

Highways 220 and 322 to Rowan's Ravine were both closed to all but local traffic at the beginning of the month. The province said "severe surface breaks" made the road unusable.

People like Ashlie Peakman had gone to social media to share pictures of the highways - which showed they looked more like cobblestone paths than a highway.

Residents relieved heavy trucks leaving Regina's Dewdney Avenue

After years of heavy truck traffic driving through the west side of Regina along Dewdney Avenue, those living along the road are happy to learn that's coming to an end.

At its meeting Monday night, city council made changes that bans heavy trucks on Dewdney Avenue from Lewvan Drive to the city's limits.

"It's been ridiculous. It's just been stupid," conceded Terry Griffiths, who's lived at 7328 Dewdney Ave. for 40 years.

"I was happy. Finally we don't have to watch 53 footers and 60 footers."

Construction season begins on Regina's Ring Road

Road construction season is officially underway in Regina with a pair of major roads getting work done beginning Monday.

Those who drive on Ring Road in the north end will be dealing with construction for the next few months as a 12-kilometre stretch of the road between Pasqua Street and Dewdney Avenue is being upgraded.

The first phase will see the eastbound lanes of Ring Road restricted Monday for the next five weeks between Argyle Street and Albert Street North. Entrance and exit ramps are being improved in the area.

Spring snow brings travel headaches around Saskatoon

Roughly a foot of Spring snow brought a slushy mess to roads in and around Saskatoon this weekend.

Saskatoon police said between noon and 6 p.m., 16 crashes were reported in different areas of the city. Almost all of them were said to be minor rear-end collisions with minor injuries.

It was a different story outside city limits.

Grass fire jumps Highway 14, traffic detoured

A large grass fire is forcing emergency crews to reroute traffic along Highway 14 about five kilometres east of Biggar.

RCMP said the flames jumped the highway and police have blocked the road because it’s not safe for cars.

The fire is moving quickly and it’s cutting off nearby grid roads. Police and fire crews recommend drivers in the area to avoid delays and to allow fire and emergency services to work without stoppages.

One driver, Dakota, called the CKOM newsroom saying the detour is about 14 miles.

Saskatoon knows bridge repair will be 'pain in the asphalt'

It’s no surprise Saskatoon drivers are not looking forward to the University Bridge closing next week, but the city knows how you feel.

The City of Saskatoon is having a bit of fun regarding the dreaded construction with signs that read, "We know this is a pain in the asphalt.”

The city has provided drivers with maps showing the most efficient route to cross the river during the bridge construction, which happens May 1 to Aug. 30.

Highway 354 voted CAA's worst road in Saskatchewan

Highway 354 between Highway 11 and Dilke has been awarded the dubious honour of the worst road in the province.

For nearly a month, between March 25 and April 17, more than 4,500 votes were cast by Saskatchewan drivers in CAA's annual Worst Roads Campaign. They called the torn-up condition of the highway "awful and dangerous".

People in town agree with voters.

"It's all busted up and rutted out, you know, trucks are raising havoc with it," said Dave Bachman.

Sask. police seeing no decline in seatbelt tickets

It seems as though attitudes about seatbelt use are stuck right where they were a year ago; roughly the same number of tickets were given out in the last two seatbelt enforcement blitzes.

In March, police across the province were keeping an eye out for people not wearing their seatbelts – both adults and kids – and people either not using or not installing properly a child restraint. In total, 452 tickets were given out.

The last time police did that blitz was in July 2014, giving out 431 tickets for occupant restraints.

UPDATE: Photo radar records more drivers speeding through school zones

SGI has released the latest photo radar numbers and it shows more drivers are speeding in school zones.

Regina saw the most school zone violations in March at 2,507 compared with 940 in February, a 166 per cent increase. There were 923 violations in Saskatoon school zones in March compared to 56 in February, 16 times more. Moose Jaw had the smallest increase with 201 violations in school zones during March compared to February's 96.

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