Saskatchewan Highway 8

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Saskatchewan Highway 8 shield

Highway 8
Route information
Length: 410.0 km[1] (254.8 mi)
Major junctions
South end: ND 28, Canada–United States border near Elmore
 

Hwy 18 at Carievale
Hwy 13 at Redvers
Hwy 48 at Fairlight
Hwy 1 at Moosomin
Hwy 308
Hwy 719 at Rocanville
Hwy 22
Hwy 16 at Langenburg
Hwy 10 at Wroxton
Hwy 5 at Kamsack

Hwy 49 at Pelly and Norquay
North end: Hwy 982 at the Porcupine Provincial Forest
Location
Rural
municipalities:
Mount Pleasant RM, Argyle RM, Storthoaks RM, Reciprocity RM, Antler RM, Maryfield RM, Moosomin RM, Rocanville RM, Spy Hill RM, Langenburg RM, Churchbridge RM, Calder RM, Cote RM, Cote First Nation, Keeseekoose Band, St. Philips RM, Keys RM, Clayton RM
Highway system

Provincial highways in Saskatchewan

Hwy 7 Hwy 9

Highway 8 is a highway in the Canadian province of Saskatchewan. It runs from North Dakota Highway 28 at the US border near Elmore until it transitions into Highway 982 just outside the Porcupine Provincial Forest. Highway 8 is about 410 km (255 mi.) long.

Highway 8 is paved from Elmore (km 0) until Langenburg (km 216), and then from MacNutt (km 248) until km 397 (2 km north of Swan Plain).

History[edit]

  • Paving of Highway 8 from Highway 10 to 22.6 km northward was announced on June 19, 1998 to begin in July of that year.[2]
  • In mid-2001, a surfacing project was begun on 17.7 km of Highway 8, from Highway 357 until Kamsack.[3]
  • A surfacing of 9.5 km of Highway 8 near Moosomin began on July 26, 2001.[4]
  • As of August 6, 2004, improvement construction had begun on 11.2 km of Highway 8, from Storthoaks until 11 km south of Redvers.[5]

Major Attractions[edit]

Intersections from south to north[edit]

Rural municipality Location km[6] Mile Destinations Notes
Mount Pleasant No. 2 United States border 0 0 ND 28 United States border; continues south as Hwy 28
Hwy 8 begins
Carievale 20 12 Hwy 18 east – Gainsborough, Melita, Deloraine Hwy 8 turns west
Concurrency with Hwy 18 west begins
Storthoaks No. 31   21 13 Hwy 18 west – Carnduff, Oxbow, Estevan Hwy 8 turns north
Concurrency with Hwy 18 west ends
  43 27 Hwy 361 – Alida, Storthoaks, Fertile
Antler No. 61 Redvers 66 41 Hwy 13 – Weyburn, Stoughton, Carlyle, Antler, Souris Red Coat Trail
Maryfield No. 91 Fairlight 100 62 Hwy 48 – Kipling, Wawota, Maryfield, Virden
Moosomin No. 121   126 78
709
MunicipalRoadSign.jpg
Hwy 709 west – Kipling
Concurrency begins with Hwy 709 east
Moosomin 131 81 Hwy 1 east – Fleming, Virden, Brandon, Winnipeg Hwy 8 turns west
Concurrency begins with Hwy 1 west
133 83 Hwy 1 west – Whitewood, Indian Head, Regina
709
MunicipalRoadSign.jpg
Hwy 709 east
Hwy 8 turns north
Concurrency ends with Hwy 1 west and Hwy 709 east
Rocanville No. 151   152 94 Hwy 308 east – Welwyn
Rocanville 157 98   Hwy 8 turns northwest
  159 99
601
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Hwy 601 south – Wapella
Hwy 8 turns north
Spy Hill No. 152   179 111 Tantallon access road
Spy Hill 189 117
600
MunicipalRoadSign.jpg
Hwy 600 south – Welby, Fort Esperance National Historic Site
  193 120 Hwy 22 east – Binscarth Concurrency with Hwy 22 west begins
  195 121 Hwy 22 west – Esterhazy, Stockholm, Fort Qu'Appelle Concurrency with Hwy 22 west ends
Langenburg No. 181 Langenburg 216 134 YellowheadShield.jpg Hwy 16 – Yorkton, Churchbridge, Russell, Minnedosa Begin gravel section of Hwy 8 north of Langenburg
Churchbridge No. 211   227 141
723
MunicipalRoadSign.jpg
Hwy 723 west – Bredenbury
Hwy 8 turns east for 6 km before turning north
MacNutt 248 154 Hwy 381 End gravel section of Hwy 8
Calder No. 241   263 163 Hwy 10 east – Roblin, Grandview, Dauphin Hwy 8 turns west
Concurrency with Hwy 10 west begins
  271 168 Calder access road
Wroxton 282 175 Hwy 10 west – Yorkton, Melville, Regina
Hwy 80 south – Churchbridge, Esterhazy
Hwy 8 turns north
Concurrency with Hwy 10 west ends
  299 186
726
MunicipalRoadSign.jpg
Hwy 726 west – Rhein
Cote No. 271 304 189 Hwy 357 east – Togo
Kamsack 323 201 Hwy 5 west – Canora, Wadena, Watson Hwy 8 turns east
Concurrency with Hwy 5 east begins
324 201 Hwy 5 east – Togo, Duck Mountain Provincial Park Hwy 8 turns north
Concurrency with Hwy 5 east ends
St. Philips No. 301 St. Philips 341 212
660
MunicipalRoadSign.jpg
Hwy 660 east – Arran
Pelly 359 223 Hwy 49 east – Arran, Benito, Swan River
661
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Hwy 661 north
Hwy 8 turns west
Concurrency with Hwy 49 west begins
Clayton No. 333 Norquay 368 229
637
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Hwy 637 south – Veregin
370 230 Hwy 49 west – Stenen, Sturgis, Preeceville Hwy 8 turns north
Concurrency with Hwy 49 west ends
Arabella 390 242
753
MunicipalRoadSign.jpg
Hwy 753 – Danbury, Swan River
Swan Plain 395 245   Paved section of Hwy 8 ends 2 km north of Swan Plain
Porcupine Provincial Forest   410 255 Hwy 982 north – Hudson Bay Hwy 8 ends
1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi

References[edit]

  1. ^ Corporation, Microsoft (2009). "Bing Maps". Microsoft Corporation. Retrieved 2009-07-14. 
  2. ^ Government of Saskatchewan (June 19, 1999). "SURFAPAVING OF HIGHWAY NO. 8 ANNOUNCED - Government of Saskatchewan". Retrieved 2007-08-13. 
  3. ^ Government of Saskatchewan (July 19, 2001). "SURFACING HIGHWAY 8 NEAR KAMSACK - Government of Saskatchewan". Retrieved 2007-08-13. 
  4. ^ Government of Saskatchewan (July 26, 2001). "IMPROVING HIGHWAY 8 NEAR MOOSOMIN - Government of Saskatchewan". Retrieved 2007-08-13. 
  5. ^ Government of Saskatchewan (August 6, 2004). "IMPROVING HIGHWAY 8 SOUTH OF REDVERS - Government of Saskatchewan". Retrieved 2007-08-13. 
  6. ^ Microsoft Corporation Redmond Washington. Microsoft Streets and Tips (Map) (2004 ed.).