Motorists travelling between Swift Current and Cabri will be in store for a much smoother jaunt later this fall.

Highway 32 just west of Success to around 10 kilometres from the village has been undergoing reconstruction and resurfacing since late August.

Steve Shaheen, the senior communications consultant for the Saskatchewan Ministry of Highways, said the rural roadway required more than just a new surface.

"Sometimes they notice there will be some road failures within that bed underneath the road surface," he explained. "They will go down and dig that up a bit, lay it all down with gravel and the different aggregate they use, and then they would resurface it with the asphalt concrete." 

The $5.8 million project that spans 8.7 kilometres will be slowing traffic down to ensure the safety of Saskatoon's Lonesome Prairie Sand & Gravel's workers. 

"There will be flag people, there will be signs that motorists need to keep an eye out for, as well as signs indicating a slower speed which is typically 60 km/h," he said. "We certainly advise motorists to slow down, be patient, and use extra caution when passing through the work zone."

The project is expected to be completed by the end of October but that timeline isn't concrete. 

"Of course, all highway construction is subject to weather and other delays," he said.