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Cost for GTH lands questioned

March 7, 2016  By  Andrew Macklin

March 7, 2016 – The cost per acre of a piece of land needed for the development of the Regina Bypass is coming into question after the government’s own estimator suggested a much lower purchase price.

According to a CBC News report, the property in question is a 204 acre parcel in the west end of Regina, needed for the development of a continuous flow intersection to allow trucks to access an industrial area.

The land was purchased for $103,000 an acre, which was around three times greater than the price per acre suggested by a professional appraiser hired by the province’s Ministry of Highways.

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