Interactive Road Mapping

Res #: 17-23A
Number: 17
Year: 2023
Midterm: No
Expired: No
Responses Received: Yes
Departments: Saskatchewan Ministry of Highways and Infrastructure

WHEREAS one of the biggest responsibilities of a rural municipality is maintaining a large network of municipal roads.

WHEREAS communicating specific land locations for road condition reporting can be cumbersome for both the
municipality and ratepayers looking for the information.

WHEREAS to the best of our knowledge, there are no municipalities currently using an interactive mapping option,
and those we have researched are expensive.

BE IT RESOLVED that SARM investigate an interactive mapping option that is affordable and reaches province wide,
such as the Highway Hotline, which can be used year-round for all road conditions (snow, construction, closures, etc.).

Responses From: Saskatchewan Ministry of Highways and Infrastructure

May 8, 2023

The ministry’s Highway Hotline is a valuable tool, routinely used by the public to monitor the most up-to-date road condition information. The hotline allows travelers an opportunity to check road conditions prior to starting their trip and to plan their travel accordingly. 

If SARM decides to investigate an interactive mapping system, the ministry can provide advice regarding knowledge and experience with respect to road condition reporting. 

For questions regarding the Highway Hotline, please contact Lana Eering, Highway Hotline Manager, Ministry of Highways, at (306) 787-3111. 

The Honourable Jeremy Cockrill – Minister of Highways, Saskatchewan Ministry of Highways and Infrastructure