REGINA — The Government of Canada has announced a major investment of $53.3 million, which will go towards building 16 sets of passing lanes in the highest traffic volume areas on Highways 6 and 39 between Regina and Estevan, near the United States border in Saskatchewan.
According to a provincial release, the project will improve the flow of highway traffic and reduce congestion and travel time as well as improve the movement of goods to market in Saskatchewan’s busiest trade corridor with the United States, supporting growth in mining, agriculture, and oil and gas production.
The scope of work for this project also includes twinning short segments of the corridor south of Regina, north of Milestone, and south of Weyburn; the rehabilitation of approximately 51 kilometres of pavement; and improving intersections and highway entrances and exits along the corridor.
“Transportation and distribution of goods are a vital part of our local, regional and national economies,” Minister of Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness Ralph Goodale said. “The investment announced today will make our transportation system stronger by addressing capacity constraints and safety concerns along this corridor and fostering long-term prosperity for our community.”