WHEREAS Highway 49 extends from the Manitoba border westward 60 kms to Highway 9; and
WHEREAS Manitoba Highway 83 is a primary weight highway that connects to Highway 49 in Saskatchewan which is only a secondary weight highway; and
WHEREAS the most western 24 kms of Highway 49 is classified as primary weight due to a Minister’s Order but the remaining 36 kms remains secondary weight; and
WHEREAS there are no other viable primary weight highways to facilitate transportation towards the Yorkton area for a minimum of 32 townships in Saskatchewan and many more in Manitoba; and
WHEREAS in this agricultural basin the closest of two grain elevators are anywhere from 50 to 125 kms away.
BE IT RESOLVED that SARM lobby the Government of Saskatchewan, to upgrade and designate Highway 49 to a primary weight highway.