Res #: 51-16A
Responses Received: No
WHEREAS the average daily traffic count according to the 2014 Traffic Volume Map as provided by Saskatchewan Ministry of Highways and Infrastructure on Highway 9 between the City of Yorkton and the Town of Canora is 2,860 to 3,800 vehicles per day; and
WHEREAS the heavy truck traffic has seen a substantial increase in the last few years due to the additions of canola crushing plants, oat mills and various other commercial and agricultural entities; and
WHEREAS there have been multiple fatal accidents on Highway 9 north of the City of Yorkton in the last number of months;
BE IT RESOLVED that SARM lobby the Saskatchewan Ministry of Highways and Infrastructure to implement passing lanes on Highway 9 between Highway 49 and the City of Yorkton; and
BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that SARM lobby the Ministry of Highways and Infrastructure to do a study into installing passing lanes on all single lane highway with at least 2,000 vehicles per day which do not currently have them.