The Southeast Transportation Committee is taking a look at some major work that's set to come to Estevan in the near future.

During March's provincial budget release, $1.9 million was set aside for new gravel which would go onto Highway 18.

Lindsay Clark, representative for the Estevan area, says that was one of two major projects they looked at during a recent meeting.

"We had kind of an update on what's going on with the Ministry of Highways, they have two probably projects that are in our district, one was at Rocanville, which is a very busy spot these days with the potash mines." 

"More close to home is Highway 18 and we've had that on for our district for quite a while and they're going to start doing the gravel part and hopefully in 2025, then they'll start construction from Outram to Estevan."

No big construction will be happening this year as the gravel will just be in preparation for larger construction.

"The graveling will be the stockpile to redo the road. It's just to do the base and then it'll be continuing, the paving forward will start next year. So the gravel is just for construction and then it will be paved from Estevan to Outram."

Clark believes that the Southeast will see the full paving announced in 2025.

"There's a lot of preliminary stuff to get ready for construction, tendering and that, but it's in the budget for the gravel part now and then the construction will begin next year."