An access road that's the only route to get into Roche Percee is being fixed, after a long campaign.

Mayor Jay Riedel was pushing that to all levels of government, including during a visit by Premier Scott Moe.

In the end, the resurfacing is going to cost around $500,000, which will come from the provincial government.

The sudden decision to fill the road seemed to take some residents by surprise at how quickly the decision was made.

Minister of Highways and Estevan MLA Lori Carr detailed how the project was decided on.

"Projects like this are put forward through the Area Transportation Planning Committee and we have a program called the Thin Membrane Surface Program and a road like this would fall under that and this one just came to the top of the pile this year."

currently, there are no other plans for road projects in the southeast by the province, though they are continuing work on a nearby project.

"We're still working on the Highway 6 and 39 passing lanes and the twinning project. So that work is still ongoing right now, right around the Corinne corner. They're getting ready to do all of that cleaning in that area."

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