SASKATCHEWAN HIGHWAYS PLANNING FOR TOMORROW

THE VOLUME OF TRAFFIC ON SASKATCHEWAN ROADS AND STREETS IS 4.4 TIMES AS HEAVY AS IT WAS TWENTY YEARS AGO. THERE IS EVERY INDICATION THAT THE RAPID INCREASE WILL CONTINUE. THIS POST-WAR TREND HAS PLACED SEVERE DEMANDS ON THE PROVINCES STREETS AND HIGHWAYS. SAFE, EFFICIENT AND ECONOMICAL VEHICLE OPERATION HAS BEEN HAMPERED. AS TRAFFIC VOLUME CONTINUES TO RISE, NEW PROBLEMS WILL DEVELOP. IMPROVEMENT PROGRAMS MUST BE CARRIED OUT ON THE ROADS OF SASKATCHEWAN AS NEEDS GROW. BEFORE THEY CAN BE SATISFIED, THE NEEDS MUST BE KNOWN. THE PURPOSE OF THIS STUDY IS TO EXAMINE THE PROBLEMS WHICH EXIST NOW, AND FORECAST THOSE WHICH WILL ARISE IN THE NEXT TWENTY YEARS. A STUDY OF THIS SORT, USING OBJECTIVE ENGINEERING METHODS, IS THE FIRST STEP TOWARDS A BALANCED, MODERN TRANSPORTATION NETWORK. THE MAIN FINDINGS OF THIS REPORT ARE' WITHIN THE NEXT TWENTY YEARS, $1.58 BILLION WILL HAVE TO BE SPENT' THE PROVINCIAL HIGHWAY NETWORK $774.7 MILLION, URBAN STREETS, $283.3 MILLION, AND RURAL MUNICIPAL ROADS $526.8 MILLION. GENERALLY, TAX REVENUES NOW DEVOTED TO ROAD AND STREET CONSTRUCTION CAN BE EXPECTED TO MEET THE REQUIREMENTS OVER THE NEXT TWENTY YEARS. /CGRA/

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • 32 Pp, 6 FiG, 6 TAB, 21 PHOT, 1 APP
  • Corporate Authors:

    Saskatchewan Dept Hwys, Regina /Canada

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  • Publication Date: 1966

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  • Accession Number: 00200124
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Aug 16 1994 12:00AM