News Release - May 21, 1999
MOOSE JAW RAIL UNDERPASS ASSISTANCE PROVIDED
Highways and Transportation Minister Judy Bradley today announced the
province is providing $400,000 to the City of Moose Jaw to build a
rail underpass at 8th Avenue SE in partnership with Canadian Pacific
"We are pleased to assist Moose Jaw in meeting their transportation
needs and support this important economic development initiative,"
An independent study was conducted and a public open house was held to
consider a number of options to potential traffic congestion problems
caused by a proposed CPR refuelling facility. The proposed facility
would be the key regeneration point for CPR trains moving across the
prairies. The underpass option was selected as the best solution to
meet transportation needs, to address environmental concerns in the
Wakamow Valley and to satisfy the public's concerns for the area.
"It was imperative we consider all the factors in the project, not
just providing sufficient access, but safety concerns and the
environment in the park," Bradley said. "This investment will also
solidify Moose Jaw's position as a strategic hub for rail business
across the prairies."
The railway underpass is projected to cost $3.3 million.
Construction will be handled by the City of Moose Jaw and is
expected to start this summer.
For more information, contact:
Director of Communications
Highways and Transportation
Phone: (306) 787-4804