Funding in place for new overpass

SASKATOON, Sask. — Traffic flow into Saskatoon will improve, thanks to a $21.3 million-overpass at 22nd Street and Circle Drive.

Federal, provincial and municipal government leaders gathered yesterday to announce the funding — $6.7 million of which will be shared by the feds and province under the Canada-Saskatchewan Infrastructure Program.

The City of Saskatoon is chipping in the remaining $14.6 million to see the project through.

“The overpass and resulting street construction will greatly enhance traffic safety for the people of Saskatoon, slashing traffic incidents at this intersection by more than 90 per cent,” says Natural Resources Canada Minister, Ralph Goodale.

The project has been in the works for two years according to Saskatoon Mayor Jim Maddin.

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