RURAL MUNICIPALITY OF DUFFERIN NO. 190, SK, July 18, 2017 /CNW/ - Modern and efficient roadways are crucial to encouraging and supporting economic activity, facilitating trade, and creating good paying, middle class jobs. Investing in well-planned infrastructure will make it easier to move people and products across the country, while supporting sustained economic growth and productivity for years to come.
Today, the Government of Canada announced funding for the paving of Legacy Road from Saskatchewan Highway No. 11 to the K+S Main Mine Entrance Road. The Government of Canada is contributing over $3.5 million through the Provincial-Territorial Infrastructure Component – National and Regional Projects. The Rural Municipality of Dufferin and K+S Potash Canada are responsible for all remaining costs. The project has a total estimated cost of more than $16.7 million.
The project involves paving 21 kilometres of an existing road that stretches from the National Highway System Highway No. 11 to the K+S Potash Canada Bethune Mine. Upgrading this access road to paved asphalt will allow for a more efficient transfer of goods between the mine and Highway No. 11, supporting increased trade and the ongoing competitiveness of Saskatchewan's economy.
"As a trading nation, Canada needs to ensure that people and products can move quickly and safely—from home to work, and from business to business. This investment in Saskatchewan's transportation system will create good middle class jobs today while supporting a reliable transportation system and economic growth tomorrow."
The Honourable Ralph Goodale,
Minister of Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness,
On behalf of the Honourable Amarjeet Sohi, Minister of Infrastructure and Communities
"The Government of Saskatchewan is proud to see industrial, municipal, provincial and federal partners working together to keep the province strong by providing safe and efficient transportation to the Bethune mine. Saskatchewan is the largest potash producer in the world, so we need to ensure we have the infrastructure in place so our economy will continue to grow."
The Honourable David Marit,
Minister of Highways and Infrastructure
"The Rural Municipality of Dufferin is proud to be part of this joint venture to upgrade Legacy Road which will provide benefits to ratepayers and private enterprise within the RM of Dufferin."
Reeve of the RM of Dufferin
- The Government of Canada will invest more than $180 billion over 12 years in public transit projects, green infrastructure, social infrastructure, trade and transportation routes, and Canada's rural and northern communities.
- More than $10.1 billion of this funding will support trade and transportation projects, including $5 billion that will be available for investment through the Canada Infrastructure Bank.
Government of Canada's $180-billion+ infrastructure plan in Budget 2017: http://www.budget.gc.ca/2017/docs/plan/chap-02-en.html#Toc477707375
Federal infrastructure investments in Saskatchewan: http://www.infrastructure.gc.ca/map-carte/sk-eng.html
The Provincial-Territorial Infrastructure Component – National and Regional Projects: http://www.infrastructure.gc.ca/plan/nrp-pnr-prog-eng.html
SOURCE Infrastructure Canada
For further information: Brook Simpson, Press Secretary, Office of the Minister of Infrastructure and Communities, 613-219-0149, [email protected]; Paul Spasoff, Assistant Director, Communications, Ministry of Highways & Infrastructure, Government of Saskatchewan, 306-787-4804, [email protected]; Rodney Audette, Administrator, R.M. of Dufferin, 306-638-3112, [email protected]; Infrastructure Canada, 613-960-9251, Toll free: 1-877-250-7154, [email protected]