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Twinning of Hwy. 16 continues

NORTH BATTLEFORD, Sask. -- Upgrading of a stretch of Hwy. 16 is now under way, thanks to a funding agreement betwee...


NORTH BATTLEFORD, Sask. — Upgrading of a stretch of Hwy. 16 is now under way, thanks to a funding agreement between the province and the feds.

The Strategic Highway Infrastructure Program (SHIP) has allowed the province to tend to the stretch of highway near North Battleford. The project is price-tagged at $8.1 million and is expected to wrap up this fall.

“I am pleased that more than $4 million of federal funds from SHIP are being used for this highway construction project,” says federal Transport Minister David Collenette. “This project, which will enhance safety and improve the flow of traffic, is an excellent example of cooperation between the Government of Canada and the Province of Saskatchewan.”

“One of Saskatchewan’s top highway capital construction objectives is to twin Hwy. 16 from Saskatoon to the Alberta border by 2010,” says provincial Highways Minister Mark Wartman. “This highway construction project goes a long way in contributing to this goal.”

About 3.2 kilometres of Hwy. 16 will be twinned, starting west of the Hwy. 16/Hwy. 4 junction and connecting to the new bridge over the North Saskatchewan River in North Battleford. Access roads will also be built to the north and south as part of the project.


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