Saskatchewan Highway 219

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Highway 219
Route information
Maintained by Ministry of Highways and Infrastructure
& Transport Canada
Major junctions
South end: Hwy 44 in Lake Diefenbaker
North end: Hwy 11 at Saskatoon
Location
Major cities: Saskatoon
Highway system

Provincial highways in Saskatchewan

Hwy 212 Hwy 220
Chief Whitecap Trail

Highway 219 is a secondary highway in the Canadian province of Saskatchewan, running from Saskatoon south to the vicinity of the Gardiner Dam development and the north end of Lake Diefenbaker.

The highway starts as Lorne Avenue within Saskatoon and serves as a direct link to the city's downtown core for residents in bedroom communities such as Furdale and Grasswood. Otherwise, Highway 219 passes through no major communities en route to the dam, although it does pass just to the east of the town of Outlook. The only other community on the highway is the hamlet of Glenside, a 20 minute drive south of Highway 15.

The province and First Nations groups are looking at upgrading the highway, which is reportedly in need of major repairs, in the near future to improve access to the Dakota Dunes Casino located several kilometres south of Saskatoon off Hwy. 219 that opened in 2007.

The Government of Canada has agreed to contribute $20 million for two new interchanges in Saskatoon, one of them being at the SK Hwy 219 / Lorne Ave intersection with Circle Drive. This is part of the Asia-Pacific Gateway and Corridor Initiative to improve access to the Canadian National Railway's intermodal freight terminal thereby increasing Asia-Pacific trade.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Hon. Lawrence Cannon, M.P., P.C. Minister of transport, infrastructure and communities (2005–2008). "Statement by Hon. Lawrence Cannon, M.P., P.C. Minister of transport, infrastructure and communities at a news conference of Council of ministers responsible for transportation and highway safety". Media Relations: Communications, Transport Canada, Ottawa. CNW Group. Retrieved 2008-04-27. 

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