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SASKATOON, Sask. -- A six-way partnership will provide highway improvements to a 71-kilometre stretch of Hwy. 219 i...


SASKATOON, Sask. — A six-way partnership will provide highway improvements to a 71-kilometre stretch of Hwy. 219 in Saskatchewan.

Saskatchewan Highways and Transportation is the project’s primary backer with a $24 million stake. The Whitecap Dakota First Nation, the Rural Municipalities of Corman Park, Dundurn and Rudy, with support from the City of Saskatoon; will provide $2.4 million in services of indirect and direct cost savings back to the department.

Initial work will begin this winter with on-road construction starting in the spring. The focus of the highway upgrade is to improve tourism and commercial industries valued at more than $100 million on the Whitecap Dakota First Nation and in the Lake Diefenbaker area.

“The province is pleased to enter into this partnership to ensure investment in transportation infrastructure supports and accelerates the economic development that is occurring,” stated Highways and Transportation Minister Eldon Lautermilch.


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