Funding announced for major highway improvements in Saskatchewan
Investing in modern transportation infrastructure is critical to connecting communities, helping businesses move their goods to customers markets, and building a strong economy for all Canadians.
Bernadette Jordan, Minister of Rural Economic Development, and Joe Hargrave, Minister of Crown Investments & MLA for Prince Albert Carlton, on behalf of Lori Carr, Minister of Highways and Infrastructure for Saskatchewan, announced funding for major highway improvements in Saskatchewan.
Approximately 259 kilometres of highway will be improved through this project, including work along fifteen different stretches of highways 1, 3, 4, 6, 7, 10, 11, 14, 16, 33 and 39. Once complete, these vital upgrades will help keep Saskatchewan drivers safe, improve traffic flow and boost trade to support economic growth and a strong middle class for years to come.
The Government of Canada is providing $40.2 million through the New Building Canada Fund and the Government of Saskatchewan is contributing $41.5 million.
"With investments like these, our government is creating safer, and more fluid travel for people who travel on Saskatchewan's highway network. This work will help local businesses compete, promote a higher quality of life for residents and support the long term economic prosperity of this province,” Jordan said.
"Since 2008, our government has made highways and transportation infrastructure a priority through record investments and safety improvements. As a province that is land-locked, we continue to invest to support our economic competitiveness and to improve the quality of life and safety for our people,” added Carr.
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