Investing in modern transportation infrastructure is critical to connecting communities, helping businesses move their goods to customer markets, and building a strong economy for all Canadians.
Minister of Highways and Infrastructure Lori Carr, "This is really exciting for the province of Saskatchewan, its about 84 million dollars for the provinces which is a 50/50 cost share. 42 million for the province, and 42 million for the fed, so its just work that is happening across the entire province. They are not new projects being announced, they are projects that have already been announced in the past. The funding is just finally flowing."
Approximately 259 kilometers of highway will be improved through this project, which includes 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 our economy.
"39 will be the passing lanes that are going to be going right from Regina to Estevan, and hopefully this year we do hope to get the passing lanes done between Weyburn and Estevan."
Through the Investing in Canada infrastructure plan, the Government of Canada is investing more than $180 billion over 12 years in public transit projects, green infrastructure, social infrastructure, trade and transportation routes, and Canada’s rural and northern communities. More than $10.1 billion of this funding is supporting trade and transportation projects, including $5 billion available for investment through the Canada Infrastructure Bank.