Regina-Wascana MP Ralph Goodale says it is a major step forward in Saskatchewan’s transportation system.
Goodale and others were in Weyburn Thursday for an announcement that should have people who travel Highways 6 and 39 between Regina and Estevan smiling.
A project will see sixteen sets of passing lanes be added to the road south of Regina, north of Milestone and south of Weyburn.
The project will be mainly funded by an investment of over $53 million dollars from the federal government.
The highway has seen many accidents over the years with some not wanting to travel on it.
Between 1988 to 2012, numbers show 76 people died on that stretch of highway.
In making the announcement, Goodale said the corridor is the most significant one in Saskatchewan because it connects the province’s major cities to the US border and that numbers show the road carries 100,000 trucks every year.