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Speed reduction extended on Highway 12

Starting today, drivers on Highway 12 at Martensville will see a 90 km/h speed zone extending all the way south of Lutheran Road.

A speed limit reduction pilot project was introduced in two locations in Saskatchewan this past June, on Highway 1 east of Regina and the location on Highway 12.

The results so far have been positive, and the Ministry of Highways and Infrastructure has received positive feedback from the RCMP, municipal governments and other stakeholders.

Regina city council supports photo radar

Several members of Regina city council are in favour of testing out photo radar over the next two years.

“We are supportive,” said Mayor Michael Fougere.

“We have no objection to this. We want to see what the findings are over time and what that means for traffic control and safety in school zones as well as the Ring Road.”

Cycling gas prices brings more fluctuation across Sask.

While travelling on Saskatchewan highways, drivers might notice gas prices go up and down more than the speed limits do.

Jason Toews, founder of GasBuddy.com, explained that the province normally sees a bit of variance for gas prices.

"It's typically around 12 or 15 cents per litre across the province," Toews said.

Highway Hotline rolls out upgrades

The Highway Hotline is making it easier for travelers to check road conditions in Saskatchewan.

There is now a new version of the mobile website which lets people choose interactive maps and click on specific portions of a highway.

Winter road conditions reported on several Sask. highways

Winter road conditions have started popping up in Saskatchewan prompting the Highway Hotline to put out advisories Monday morning.

Loose, swirling snow is reported on highways in the southwest corner of the province. The Highway Hotline warns drivers that most major highways may have icy and slippery sections.

Meanwhile, highways in the North Battleford, Wynyard and Humboldt areas are also icy with loose snow.

Visit the Highway Hotline's website for the latest advisories.

Saskatoon students get history lesson in Europe

Their bags are packed and 60 Centennial Collegiate students are ready to study history through the lens of science, in Europe.

The Grade 12 students are taking part in the school's sixth History Study Tour Program.

Students travel around England and France for a 21-day, history packed adventure.
 
"I felt it was a reasonable approach to have kids engage deeper in their studies of history by actually experiencing many of the locations that they study," teacher Alan Luciuk said.
 

Icy roads wreak havoc in Saskatoon

Icy conditions brought on by the sudden snowfall are wreaking havoc on Saskatoon roads Saturday.

As of 5:30 p.m., Saskatoon Police Services said they received 33 reports of minor collisions across the city. Only one of the crashes resulted in minor injuries.

Meanwhile, residents continue to share their icy road experiences on social media.

The City of Saskatoon said they have dispatched nine tandem sanders and four one-tonne sanders using a salt-sand combination to clear icy roads throughout the city.

@Social_Traveler takes on Saskatoon

Driving from coast to coast in a 1950s Volkswagen minivan might seem like a stretch, but for the @Social_Traveler Bjorn Troch, it’s just another challenge he hopes to complete.

“I have to cross North America with it and along the way I need to learn how to play the guitar,” Troch said outside the Congress Beerhouse on Second Avenue in Saskatoon.

Parts of Sask. can expect heavy snow, not Saskatoon

While areas north and west of the Bridge City can expect anywhere between five and 10 centimetres of snow on Sunday, Saskatoon is narrowly escaping its first major snowfall this weekend.

“Saskatoon will luck out with mostly rain, but it will likely change to some wet snow (Sunday) afternoon and evening, possibly with slush accumulating,” Environment Canada meteorologist Rob Paula said.

“We're thinking that the bulk of the snowfall will be mainly north and west of Saskatoon in areas like Battleford, Lloydminster, Unity, Kindersley and even up to Meadow Lake.”

Traffic lights coming to Marquis Drive and Hwy 16

Drivers coming in and out of Saskatoon’s northwest on Highway 16 can expect to deal with one more set of traffic lights.

While the City of Saskatoon waits for money to fund a couple of more overpasses along Marquis Drive, they’re moving ahead and installing a set of traffic signals at Marquis Drive and Highway 16 by SaskTel Centre.

Director of Transportation Angela Gardiner, said they’re hoping to get underground work done before the ground freezes, hoping to have traffic signals as well as flashing warning lights operational before the end of the year.

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