“We are pleased to partner with the City of Swift Current on this project to improve safety on this busy section of highway,” Premier and Swift Current MLA Brad Wall said. “Collisions along this portion of the Trans-Canada tended to happen at night, and the new lighting will improve safety for those driving through the city. The Ministry of Highways will continue to monitor safety in the area and continue to work with the city to make any further, necessary changes.”
The new lighting, scheduled to be installed this fall at a cost of $1.1 million, will begin operating immediately after construction.
Swift Current City Council signed an agreement with the Ministry of Highways and Infrastructure to cost share the lighting improvements.
“The new lighting is welcome news,” Swift Current Mayor Jerrod Schafer said. “It is important to remind pedestrians who make the decision to cross that it is dangerous and they should be using the appropriate crossings.”