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  Adopt-a-Highway - Participation in Program
The adoption of a section of highway is a privilege in consideration for public service that may be granted by the department to individuals and/or groups who would assist the Adopt-A-Highway Program in achieving its purpose.
  Adopt-A-Highway Administrative Procedures
The Area Office in which the section of highway to be adopted is located is responsible for administration of the Adopt-A-Highway Program.
  Adopt-A-Highway Area Office Addresses
Area office addresses.
  Adopt-a-highway Litter Planner Checklist
Pre-job planning to prepare for litter pickup.
  Adopt-A-Highway Program
Adopt-A-Highway Program is a way for interested groups or participants to help beautify Saskatchewan rights-of-ways by picking up litter and trash from a specified section (minimum of 3 km) along the provincial highways.
  Aerodrome Information
Detailed information about each aerodrome.
  Assistance to Motorists Policy
MInistry of Highways and Infrastructure maintenance employees and traffic officers will provide assistance to motorists whenever service is warranted for public protection and safety. No payment is to be accepted for these services except for the sale of oil and gas. Occasionally during the course of their work, maintenance crews or traffic officers provide assistance to motorists who encounter a vehicle accident, inclement weather or mechanical failure of their vehicle.
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  Basic Requirements for a Traffic Officer Job
Ministry of Highways and Infrastructure has challenging opportunities in various locations throughout the province for highly motivated individuals who are interested in a career as a Highway Traffic Officer. Your primary goal will be to protect the infrastructure and ensure the safety of all highway users, as well as monitor compliance with National Safety Code requirements and Commercial Safety Alliance standards through the operation of permanent and portable weigh scales and mobile patrols within a designated geographical location.
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  Canada Customs and Revenue Agency Hours of Operation
Customs office information. Note: Hours subject to change without notice. For summer hours and transitional period, contact Canada Customs and Revenue Agency. From within Canada call 1-800-461-9999 (toll free), 24 hours. From outside Canada call 204-983-3500 or 506-636-5064 (long distance charges apply.
  Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance (CVSA)
Saskatchewan Traffic Officers currently perform thousands of CVSA and other vehicle inspections every year while patrolling provincial highways and at weigh scale inspection stations.
  Construction advisory
Saskatchewan Highways and Infrastructure continues to upgrade the provincial highway system to meet the needs of our stakeholders. Each year, Construction Project Listing schedule is published indicating the major projects throughout the province. This information is provided to inform you where Orange Zones (construction areas) may be encountered while travelling in our province. The speed limit in an Orange Zone is 60 km/h.
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  Diesel Fuel Price Adjustment Policy (August 2006)
As a condition of terminating the "Minimum Haul Rate Enforcement Agreement", the department made a commitment to the Saskatchewan Trucking Association to post the "Diesel Fuel Price Adjustment Policy" on our DHT website.
  Dimensional Permit Condition for Provincial Highways
This is a basic guide for permits that are required for the movement of loads exceeding the legal limits. The information provided is subject to The Highways and Transportation Act, 1997 and "The Vehicle Weight and Dimension Regulation". Where conflicts may arise, this information will be superseded by the appropriate legislation.
  Driver Clearance Cerfication Requirements for Transporting Explosives to the U.S.A.
Recent U.S. legislation requires that Canadian truckers who transport explosives into the U.S. apply for a transportation Security Clearance. Arrangements have been made between Transport Canada and the U.S. Security Transprotation Administration to facilitate this process for Canadian truckers.
  Driver's Guide To Hours Of Service
Driver's of commercial vehicles are limited in the number of hours they can drive. Saskatchewan has provincial hours of service regulations. These regulations apply to drivers of commercial vehicles whose trip is totally within province. There are also federal regulations. regulations apply to drivers whose trip takes them across provincial or international boundaries. This guide covers both the federal and provincial Hours of Service.
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  Enhanced Tourism Signing Kit
To celebrate Saskatchewan's 100th anniversary, the tourism industry, Tourism Saskatchewan and Department of Highways and Transportation have created this three-year initiative to encourage visitation of people throughout the province. Through this program, these progressive partners are offering funding assistance for tourism signing, perhaps the most effective method of increasing tourism visits in Saskatchewan. By providing better identification for tourism attractions, events and services, awareness is increased for travellers and residents alike.
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  Ferry Information
All ferries in the Province of Saskatchewan are operated by the Government of Saskatchewan.
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  Highway Transport Patrol
The Highway Transport Patrol is a specialized team of uniformed Highway Traffic Officers who are responsible, through transport law enforcement for the protection of the road infrastructure, for ensuring that goods move safely across Saskatchewan's highway network and for maintaining a competitive regulatory environment for all carriers.
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  Incremental Road Damage and Transportation Savings
Transportation Partnership Agreements may be entered into to allow multiple trips with trucks that carry divisible loads and exceed the regulated weights and/or dimensions.
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  Maximum Adjustment Limits for Clamp Style Brakes
Related to Operation Air Brake.
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  No Zone - Sharing the Road
Big trucks have blindspots - and to stay safe, you need to avoid them. The No-Zone refers to blind spot areas around big trucks where crashes are most likely to occur.
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  Official spring road restriction orders
OFFICIAL SPRING ROAD RESTRICTION ORDERS Spring Road Restrictions typically are in effect from early March to mid May each year. These restrictions are established by order of the Minister of Highways for Saskatchewan. Orders are published each Tuesday and Friday (with the exception of Good Friday) throughout the spring season.
  Operation Air Brake
In 1996, the Transport Compliance Branch, in partnership with Saskatchewan Government Insurance and the Saskatchewan Professional Driver Safety Council implemented a program entitled "Operation Air Brake" which combines awareness and enforcement activities to deal with the air brake adjustment problem.
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  Preservation Program
Preservation provides for the rehabilitation and preventive maintenance.
  Provincial Regulated Rail in Saskatchewan
Provincial regulated rail in Saskatchewan.
  Provincially Regulated Rail
Saskatchewan currently has over 1300 km of railways under provincial jurisdiction. These railways included shortline railways moving grain and wood products, industrial railways providing rail service to industrial plants and facilities, and amusement railways providing educational tours within some of Saskatchewan's Heritage parks.
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  Road construction
Saskatchewan Highways and Instructure is responsible for the construction, maintenance and operation of more than 26 000 km of provincial highways throughout Saskatchewan. This network, vast as it is, represents only a small component of the province's total road system.
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  Saskatchewan Northern Airport Locations
Northern Saskatchewan airport locations.
  Saskatchewan Travel Distances
Saskatchewan travel distances approximate distances shown in kilometres.
  Seal Coating in Saskatchewan
In the five step seal coating process, about 5 mm of hot liquid asphalt is sprayed on the road surface.
  Selective Traffic Enforcement Program (STEP)
The steering committee for Saskatchewan's Selective Traffic Enforcement Program (STEP) represents the best in police work; individuals working together, inspiring others to achieve a common goal. They are women and men committed to saving lives and reducing injuries resulting from traffic collisions.
  Shortline FAQs
Shortline railway frequency asked questions.
  Shortlines (Common Carriers)
Saskatchewan currently has over 1300 km of railways under provincial jurisdiction. These railways included shortline railways moving grain and wood products, industrial railways providing rail service to industrial plants and facilities, and amusement railways providing educational tours within some of Saskatchewan's Heritage parks.
  Special Restrictions on Saskatchewan Highways - year round
Road restrictions - year round.
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  Terminology for Road Construction or Maintenance
The following are the definitions and terminology Saskatchewan Ministry of Highways and Infrastructure uses to describe various conditions that you may encounter on our provincial highway system. These are standard terms you will see when we post highways conditions on our web-site or you will hear when accessing our recorded road information by telephone
  Travel distances in Saskatchewan
Travel distances in Saskatchewan.
  Typical Load Limits on Highways Not Restricted or Banned
Load limits for highways.
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  Value Added Agricultural Products (VAAP) Partnerships Agreements
Trucking Partnership Agreements may be entered into to allow multiple trips, on defined routes including secondary weight highways, with trucks that carry divisible loads operating at primary weights.
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