Calling the Highway 11 twinning between Prince Albert and Saskatoon a historic milestone, Batoche MLA Delbert Kirsch drew parallels to the transcontinental railroad.
© Herald photo by Tyler Clarke
Prince Albert Northcote MLA Victoria Jurgens, Prince Albert MP Randy Hoback, Prince Albert Carlton MLA Darryl Hickie and Batoche MLA Delbert Kirsch paint the last line on the newly twinned Highway 11, which opened on Friday.
Although not quite that significant, the highway’s twinning will have significant impact on the province Kirsch said during a press conference on Friday morning.
By the time the conference wrapped up at about 10:30 a.m., traffic flowed freely down the newly twinned section of highway outside of MacDowall.
Both provincial and federal governments invested a respective $49.5 million into the highway’s twinning.
Although a strong majority of the highway’s twinning is now complete, a stretch of about 1.6 kilometres of northbound lanes remain to be completed along Highway 11 up to its junction with Highway 2.
UPDATE: Click HERE for more on the grand opening as well as local implications of twinning Highway 11.