CanAm Highway

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CanAm Highway
Route information
Length1,975.3 mi (3,178.9 km)
1,478 mi (2,379 km) in U.S., 497.3 mi (800.3 km) in Canada
Major junctions
South end Fed. 45 at El Paso, TX
North end Hwy 102 at La Ronge, SK
Location
StatesTexas, New Mexico, Colorado, Wyoming, South Dakota, North Dakota, Saskatchewan
Highway system
Provincial highways in Saskatchewan

CanAm Highway is an international highway that connects Mexico to Canada through the United States. It travels along U.S. Route 85 (US 85) and Interstate 25 (I-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 Highway 35 (SK 35), SK 39, SK 6, SK 3, and SK 2.[2] The route continues south in Mexico as Mexican Federal Highway 45 (Fed. 45), and north in Canada 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 US 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 SK 35 to Weyburn, Saskatchewan, 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. Archived from the original on February 15, 2008. Retrieved February 17, 2008.[self-published source]
  2. ^ "Getting to Western Canada". Western Canada Group Travel Planner. 2003. Archived from the original on September 19, 2007. Retrieved February 17, 2008.
  3. ^ "'Super Corridor' Theories Simply Updated Old Idea". The Star Phoenix. Saskatoon, SK. August 28, 2007. Archived from the original on March 1, 2015. Retrieved April 15, 2008.
  4. ^ Google (July 2, 2012). "Overview Map of the CanAm Highway in the US" (Map). Google Maps. Google. Retrieved July 2, 2012.
  5. ^ Microsoft; Nokia (July 2, 2012). "Overview Map of the CanAm Highway in Canada" (Map). Bing Maps. Microsoft. Retrieved July 2, 2012.

External links[edit]

Route map:

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