Moosomin, Saskatchewan – Representatives of the federal and Saskatchewan governments have announced completion of the twinning of the Trans-Canada Highway in Saskatchewan.
“In 1957, Saskatchewan was the first province to complete construction of its portion of the two-lane Trans-Canada Highway,” said Wayne Elhard, Minister of Saskatchewan Highways and Infrastructure. “Today, we are the first province in the new west to fully twin this important national highway, which links us to port facilities and major Canadian centres from coast to coast. Twinning this corridor will provide us with more efficient links to our major export markets and enhance motorist safety.”
Saskatchewan began the final stage of construction on Highway 1 East, which involved completing twinned lanes from near Wapella to east of Moosomin, including a new bypass around Moosomin. These new lanes were opened to traffic on November 6, 2008. The total cost of twinning the highway was $217 million, with $59 million contributed by the federal government.