REGINA, Sask. — Saskatchewan plans to spend almost $22 million for highway improvements for the Prince Albert area, including continued twinning Hwy. 11, a link intended to meet the transportation needs of the province’s present economic momentum.
“Our province is going through an amazing period of rapid expansion and growth. The time is now to invest in infrastructure that is so crucial to Saskatchewan’s future,” said Highways and Infrastructure Minister Wayne Elhard.
“Our long-range goal is to work towards twinning the entire Hwy.11 corridor. Having four lanes between Prince Albert and Saskatoon will do much to expand capacity for Saskatchewan shippers, while connecting northern and central Saskatchewan to national and international trade routes.”
Hwy. 11 twinning south of Prince Albert involves grading work that is nearly complete on an 11 km section of twinned highway from north of Macdowall, to the junction of Hwy. 2, located south of Prince Albert, according to the Ministry. It is predicted that paving will get underway by the end of August, weather permitting. The total project cost for the Prince Albert area twinning is $6.7 million.
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