New Ramps on #1 East and #48

Ramps to improve traffic flow and safety at the junction of Highways 1 and 48 opened in early September.

Highways Minister Don McMorris said the ramps are the first step in addressing safety and growth in the communities along the Highway 1 corridor.

Regina Wascana Plains MLA Christine Tell said that she has been hearing from constituents for a number of years that safety has to be improved along Highway 1.  She said she is encouraged to see the progress made so far.

Ms. Tell, a long time proponent of the Highway #1 East bypass went on to say, “As I have over the past four years, I have continued to meet with the Highways Minister and his officials with respect to the development of a bypass of Highway #1 East.  As well, I have also had meetings with Regina city councillors and representatives of the communities on the highway.

All of these people understand the importance of the Trans Canada bypass being appropriately linked to the Global Transportation Hub (GTH) west of the city.

The GTH at present sees approximately 3,600 trucks per week.  Additional clients will add substantially to those numbers.

The Highway #1 corridor between Pilot Butte and Balgonie has the highest traffic count in the province.

I will continue to work with the Minister and the city on this project to help Saskatchewan move forward by ensuring the long tern success of the Global Transportation Hub and the greater Regina area.”