It’s just in the preliminary stages right now, but yesterday’s Saskatchewan budget hinted that passing lanes could be installed on highway 10 between Melville and Yorkton, and highway 9 from Yorkton to Canora.
Yorkton mayor Bob Maloney…..
“In talking with our MLA Greg Ottenbreit, he’s been lobbying for this for some time and it appears he’s been successful. I think it really speaks to safety in that corridor. A lot of traffic and a lot of trucks moving canola seed to our processors in Yorkton, it’s certainly good news for our region.” said Maloney.
The mayor says pre-construction planning could be done this year and work, if it in fact goes ahead, would start in 2019.
But Yorkton MLA Greg Ottenbreit says very preliminary work on passing lanes on those highways started some 11 years ago…..
“This budget it did recognize that I believe is a million dollars going towards the planning and design of the passing lanes that will be between Yorkton and Melville, and Yorkton and Canora.” explained Ottenbreit.
Ottenbreit says a lot depends on what the Highways ministry study determines, but he says each stretch of highway could get 4 passing lanes each.