Northern Road Maintenance and Repair

Year: 2015


Whereas individual northern roads often provide the sole means of connection for isolated northern communities; and Whereas industrial expansion in the north provides significant economic benefits to the provincial economy; and Whereas northern roads are generally maintained to a much lower standard than roads in southern Saskatchewan; and Whereas a collaborative Northern Highway Strategy has been developed, but never fully implemented by the province; and Whereas northern communities cannot benefit from programs such as the Municipal Roads for the Economy Program; Therefore be it resolved that the Saskatchewan Urban Municipalities Association advocate for the provincial government to fully implement the Northern Highway Strategy and make the annual investments into northern highways necessary for year-to-year improvements to the northern highway system.