CanAm Highway

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CanAm Highway
Route information
Length: 1,975.3 mi (3,178.9 km)
1478 mi. in U.S., 497.3 mi. in Canada
Major junctions
South end: Fed. 45 at El Paso, TX
North end: Hwy 102 at La Ronge, SK
Location
States: Texas, New Mexico, Colorado, Wyoming, South Dakota, North Dakota, Saskatchewan
Highway system

CanAm Highway is an international highway that connects Mexico to Canada through the United States. It travels along U.S. Route 85 and Interstate 25, passing through six U.S. states (Texas, New Mexico, Colorado, Wyoming, South Dakota, North Dakota) and the Canadian province of Saskatchewan.[1] The CanAm highway in Canada comprises Saskatchewan Highways SK 35, SK 39, SK 6, SK 3, and SK 2.[2] The route continues south in Mexico as Mexican Federal Highway 45, and north as SK 102 but are not labeled the CanAm highway.

History[edit]

The CanAm highway was a concept begun in the 1920s.[3]

Route description[edit]

The CanAm Highway follows U.S. Route 85 from El Paso, Texas, for 1,478 miles (2,379 km)[4] to the border between the United States and Canada. It continues north on Saskatchewan Highway 35 (SK 35) to Weyburn where it switches to SK 39. Then it runs north to Corinne where it continues on SK 6 until Melfort. There it changes highways again, this time to follow SK 3. That carries the CanAm Highway to Prince Albert where it continues on SK 2. The northern end is at La Ronge. The portion of the highway within Canada is 497.3 miles (800.3 km);[5] the total length is 1,975.3 miles (3,178.9 km).

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Macdonald, Julian (2003). "Provincial Highways". Saskatchewan Highways. Self-published. Archived from the original on 2008-02-15. Retrieved 2008-02-17. 
  2. ^ ": Getting to Western Canada". Western Canada Group Travel Planner. 2003. Retrieved 2008-02-17. [dead link]
  3. ^ "'Super corridor' theories simply updated old idea". The Star Phoenix. August 28, 2007. Retrieved 2008-04-15. 
  4. ^ "El Paso to Canam Hwy/SK-35 N". Google Maps. Google. Retrieved 2 July 2012. 
  5. ^ "Bing Maps". Microsoft Corp. Retrieved 2 July 2012. 

External links[edit]

Route map: Google / Bing