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Highway 16 twinning gets government support


July 21, 2014
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July 21, 2014, Regina, Sask. – The proposed twinning of
Highway 16 from Saskatoon to Clavet has received funding from the federal
government’s Building Canada Fund.

July 21, 2014, Regina, Sask. – The proposed twinning of
Highway 16 from Saskatoon to Clavet has received funding from the federal
government’s Building Canada Fund.

 

This project will include the construction of 19.5 km of new
twinned highway; the construction of a bypass north of the Village of Clavet
which includes approximately 7 km of new highway for both lanes, and the
construction of a CN railway crossing. This project will improve safety and
efficiency for travellers. It will also support the economic growth of
Saskatchewan, in particular the agricultural sector, by providing better access
to one of the largest canola crush facilities in Canada.

 

 “We are pleased to
work with Saskatchewan to approve projects under the New Building Canada Plan
to ensure that infrastructure funding continues to flow as we focus on creating
jobs, promoting growth, and building strong, prosperous communities across
Canada,” Lukiwski said on behalf of Denis Lebel, Minister of Infrastructure,
Communities, and Intergovernmental Affairs and Minister of the Economic
Development Agency of Canada for the Regions of Quebec.  “Canada’s highways are important links
between our communities.  The Highway 16
twinning project will focus on promoting economic growth in the region,
improving mobility in central Saskatchewan, and increasing safety for all those
who use our highway system.”

The federal government will cover half of the twinning cost, up to $23 million.