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Government of Saskatchewan

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City of Saskatoon

City of Saskatoon

May 26, 2016 17:00 ET

Federal and Provincial Funding for New Interchange at Boychuk Drive and Highway 16

Project Will Ease Congestion and Improve Safety in Saskatoon

SASKATOON, SASKATCHEWAN--(Marketwired - May 26, 2016) - The Honourable Amarjeet Sohi, Minister of Infrastructure and Communities, and the Honourable Jim Reiter, Minister of Government Relations for Saskatchewan, today announced funding for a new interchange at Boychuk Drive and Highway 16 in Saskatoon. His Worship Donald J. Atchison, Mayor of Saskatoon, also participated in the announcement.

One of the City of Saskatoon's top transportation priorities, this project includes the construction of a new Eastbound left-turn loop to replace the eastbound left turn lane on Highway 16 at Boychuk Drive, aimed at resolving safety and traffic flow issues at this busy intersection. Additionally, the work will involve the addition of accessible pedestrian and cyclist facilities, which will make the area safer for cyclists and pedestrians. As the City's growth continues, the new interchange will also provide more capacity to handle an increased volume of traffic.

The governments of Canada and Saskatchewan are each contributing up to $14,730,392 to this project through the Provincial-Territorial Infrastructure Component - National and Regional Projects (PTIC-NRP), with the City of Saskatoon covering the remainder of the estimated $45,180,000 total project cost.

Quotes

"Traffic congestion and gridlock costs Canada's economy billions of dollars in lost productivity each year, damages our environment, and makes it harder for people to get to work and for families to spend time together. This new interchange will improve traffic flow in the area and increase safety for drivers, cyclists and pedestrians alike."

- The Honourable Amarjeet Sohi, Minister of Infrastructure and Communities

"Our government is proud to have invested more than $14 million toward this project that will help improve traffic flow for the City of Saskatoon's road system. Projects like this help keep Saskatchewan strong by encouraging local economic growth, while also making travel safer and more convenient for the people of Saskatoon."

- The Honourable Jim Reiter, Minister of Government Relations

"Safety and security in our community is a top priority. Everyone should be safe traveling our roadways to work and going home to their families. I believe the new Boychuk Drive Highway 16 interchange will save lives. I want to thank the Government of Canada and the Government of Saskatchewan for their partnership on this project and their commitment to the new Saskatoon."

- Donald J, Atchison, Mayor of Saskatoon

Associated links

To learn more about Canada's new infrastructure plan: http://www.infrastructure.gc.ca/plan/index-eng.html

To learn more about the Provincial-Territorial Infrastructure Component - National and Regional Projects (PTIC-NRP): http://www.infrastructure.gc.ca/plan/nrp-pnr-prog-eng.html

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