Saskatchewan Highway 40

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Highway 40
Route information
Length: 291 km (181 mi)
Major junctions
West end: Alberta border near Marsden
continues as Hwy 14
  Hwy 21
Hwy 29 near The Battlefords
Hwy 4 / Hwy 16 (TCH) at The Battlefords
Hwy 340 near Hafford
Hwy 12 at Blaine Lake
East end: Hwy 3 near Shellbrook
Location
Rural
municipalities:
Manitou Lake No. 442, Hillsdale No. 440, Cut Knife No. 439, Battle River No. 438, North Battleford No. 437, Redberry No. 435, Blaine Lake No. 434, Leask No. 464, Shellbrook No. 493
Major cities: North Battleford
Towns: Cut Knife, Battleford, Blaine Lake
Highway system

Provincial highways in Saskatchewan

Hwy 39 Hwy 41

Highway 40 is a highway in the northwest portion of the Canadian province of Saskatchewan connecting Alberta (where it continues as Highway 14) to Highway 3, 4 km (2.5 mi) west of Shellbrook, Saskatchewan. Areas of this highway between the Alberta border and North Battleford are called the Poundmaker Trail. Pitikwahanapiwiyin (c. 1842 – 4 July 1886), commonly known as Poundmaker, was a Plains Cree chief known as a peacemaker and defender of his people.[1] The main feature along this highway is access between North Battleford and near Prince Albert. This is a primary Saskatchewan highway maintained by the provincial government. All of this highway is paved.

Communities along the route[edit]

Major Attractions[edit]

Highway 40 hosts the following lakes, beaches, historical sites and buildings, and provincial parks.

Nearby[edit]

History[edit]

  • Battle of Cut Knife occurred near this highway.
  • Highways and Transportation Minister Pat Atkinson announced that Highway 40 is due for improvement spring of 2001.[6]
  • Highways and Transportation Minister Maynard Sonntag announced that Highway 40 underwent improvements summer of 2004. This re-surfacing was a joint program with the federal government through the Prairie Grain Roads Program (PGRP)[7]

Major Intersections[edit]

From west to east:[8]

Rural municipality Location km[9] mi Destinations Notes
Continues as Hwy 14 west (Poundmaker Trail) – Wainwright, Viking, Edmonton
M.D. of Wainwright No. 61 (Alberta) −2 −1.2 Alberta Highway 17.svg Hwy 17 south – Macklin Hwy 17 concurrency begins
−1 −0.6 Alberta Highway 17.svg Hwy 17 north – Lloydminster Hwy 17 concurrency ends
Manitou Lake No. 442 0 0 AlbertaSaskatchewan border Saskatchewan Highway 40 (jct).svg Hwy 40 begins
7 4.3 Hwy 680 south
Marsden 12 7 road Passes through Marsden
Hillsdale No. 440 Neilburg 25 16 Hwy 675 north – Lashburn Hwy 675 concurrency begins
27 17 Hwy 675 south – Winter, Rutland Hwy 675 concurrency ends
45 28 Hwy 21 north – Maidstone, St. Walburg Saskatchewan Highway 40 (jct).svg Hwy 21 concurrency begins
Baldwinton 50 31 road Access to Baldwinton
Cut Knife No. 439 61 38 Hwy 21 south – Unity, Kerrobert, Kindersley Hwy 21 concurrency ends
Cut Knife 69 43 Hwy 674 north – Paynton
104 65 Rockhaven Access Road – Rockhaven
Battle River No. 438 102 63 Hwy 689 – Delmas
116 72 Hwy 29 south – Wilkie
116.5 72.4 Crosses Battle River
Town of Battleford 118 73 22nd Street (Former Hwy 16A east)
Hwy 4 south – Biggar, Rosetown, Swift Current
Poundmaker Trail concurrency ends
Hwy 40 branches north
Saskatchewan Highway 4 (jct).svgSaskatchewan Highway 40 (jct).svg Hwy 4 concurrency begins concurrency begins
120 70 YellowheadShield.jpg Hwy 16 (TCH) west – Maidstone, Lloydminster, Edmonton Grade separated
Saskatchewan Highway 16.svgSaskatchewan Highway 4 (jct).svgSaskatchewan Highway 40 (jct).svg Hwy 16 (TCH) / Hwy 4 concurrency begins
↑ / ↓ 120.5 74.9 Battlefords Bridge over North Saskatchewan River
City of North Battleford 121 75 Hwy 4 north – Meadow Lake
Saskatchewan Highway 16B.svg Hwy 16B east – Business Route
Grade separated
Northbound exit, southbound entrance
Hwy 4 concurrency ends
Saskatchewan Highway 16.svgSaskatchewan Highway 40 (jct).svg Hwy 16 (TCH) concurrency begins concurrency continues and branches east.
125 78 Former Hwy 16A west / Battleford Road
126 78 Saskatchewan Highway 16B.svg Hwy 16B west (Railway Avenue) – Business Route
To Hwy 4 north – Meadow Lake
Westbound exit, eastbound entrance
127 79 YellowheadShield.jpg Hwy 16 (TCH) east – Radisson, Langham, Saskatoon Hwy 40 branches east
Hwy 16 concurrency ends
North Battleford No. 437 142 88 Hwy 687 south – Denholm
Douglas No. 436 166 103 Hwy 376 – Richard, Maymont, Asquith
176 109 Speers Access Road – Speers
Redberry No. 435 Hafford 189 117 Hwy 340 south – Radisson
Krydor 210 130 road Passes by Krydor
Blaine Lake No. 434 Blaine Lake 225 140 Hwy 12 – Shell Lake, Martensville, Saskatoon
Leask No. 464 Marcelin 238 148 Hwy 783 – Wingard Ferry, Duck Lake
Leask 248 154 Hwy 792 east Hwy 792 concurrency begins
249 155 Hwy 792 west Hwy 792 concurrency ends
Parkside 271 168 road Passes by Parkside
Shellbrook No. 493 280 170 Hwy 3 – Spiritwood, Glaslyn, Shellbrook, Prince Albert
To Hwy 55 – Green Lake, Meadow Lake, Prince Albert
Saskatchewan Highway 40 (jct).svg Hwy 40 ends
1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Saskatchewan Road Map Travel Guide: #40 The Poundmaker Trail ...". Mile By Mile Media. 2007. Retrieved 2007-05-10. 
  2. ^ Shellbrook
  3. ^ North Battleford Airport
  4. ^ North Battleford
  5. ^ "Virtual Saskatchewan - Downhill Skiing Guide for Saskatchewan". Virtual Saskatchewan. 1997–2007. Retrieved 2007-05-10. 
  6. ^ Government of Saskatchewan. "IMPROVING HIGHWAY 40 NEAR BATTLEFORD". News Release - May 1, 2001. Retrieved 2007-05-10. 
  7. ^ Government of Saskatchewan. "IMPROVING HIGHWAY 40 WEST OF CUTKNIFE". News Release - July 13, 2004. Retrieved 2007-05-10. 
  8. ^ Saskatchewan Road Atlas (2007 ed.). Oshawa, ON: MapArt Publishing Corp. pp. 22, 23, and 24. 
  9. ^ "Google Maps". Google Maps. Retrieved 10 June 2016. 

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