Funding provided for new Saskatoon interchange
By Andrew Macklin
June 1, 2016 – The federal government has announced funding for a new interchange at Boychuk Drive and Highway 16 in Saskatoon.
“Our government is proud to have invested more than $14 million toward this project that will help improve traffic flow for the City of Saskatoon’s road system,” said Jim Reiter, minister of government relations. “Projects like this help keep Saskatchewan strong by encouraging local economic growth, while also making travel safer and more convenient for the people of Saskatoon.”
One of the City of Saskatoon’s top transportation priorities is the construction of a new eastbound left-turn loop to replace the eastbound left turn lane on Highway 16 at Boychuk Drive – a project aimed at resolving safety and traffic flow issues at this busy intersection.
The work will involve the addition of accessible pedestrian and cyclist facilities, which will make the area safer for cyclists and pedestrians. As the city’s growth continues, the new interchange will also provide more capacity to handle an increased volume of traffic.
The governments of Canada and Saskatchewan are each contributing up to $14,730,392 to this project through the Provincial-Territorial Infrastructure Component – National and Regional Projects (PTIC-NRP), with the City of Saskatoon covering the remainder of the estimated $45,180,000 total project cost.