PRINCE ALBERT, Sask. -- The last section of twinned lanes on busy Hwy. 11 between Saskatoon and Prince Albert was opened to traffic last week.
“The Government of Canada is proud to have invested in this important job-creating initiative to twin Highway 11,” said MP Randy Hoback. “This project will have long-lasting benefits for the communities and businesses along this heavily used highway, as well as for the Saskatchewan economy at large. These improvements will also help reduce collisions and will make driving safer for everyone in the region.”
“Highway 11 is a vital link between Prince Albert, Saskatoon and Regina, which serves our province’s resource-rich north, and supports significant mineral and timber resource development, manufacturing and tourism,” added MLA Darryle Hickie. “The second set of lanes will provide for increased capacity, reduced logistics costs and improved access for local industries, while at the same time making for a much safer and more efficient drive for shippers, tourists and other motorists who use this busy highway.”
The feds and province each chipped in $62 million to complete the twinning. However, the cost was reduced to $49.5 million each, thanks to savings in project costs.
About 20,000 vehicles a day travel Hwy. 11, just south of the Corman Park Industrial access north of Saskatoon.