Boychuk Drive & Highway 16 Interchange ready for traffic
The City is ready to move traffic onto the new interchange at Boychuk Drive and Highway 16. Moving traffic onto the structure is necessary in order to remove detour roads and complete ramps.
“We will open the interchange at Boychuk Drive and Highway 16 on Sunday, September 30,” says Bryan Zerebeski, the City’s manager for the project. “This will alleviate congestion, and while the interchange is functional and operational a 60 km/h speed limit will stay in place as there is still some other work that continues.”
The traffic pattern change at Boychuk Drive and Highway 16 will be as follows (see gif).
- All eastbound and westbound traffic exiting Highway 16 onto Boychuk Drive and Rural Road 3050: stay in the right lane, go under the overpass and follow the loop to go north or south.
- All northbound traffic on Rural Road 3050: continue to use the intersection to turn left onto Highway 16.
The Saskatoon Interchange Project began in April of 2017 and also includes a new interchange at McOrmond Drive and College Drive. Traffic will move onto the McOrmond Drive and College Drive interchange sometime over the next couple of weeks as this interchange becomes operational and functional.
The Government of Canada and Government of Saskatchewan each contributed up to $10,960,885 to the Boychuk Drive and Highway 16 Interchange through the Provincial-Territorial Infrastructure Component – National and Regional Projects. Surrounding developers are funding 100 per cent of the McOrmond Drive and College Drive interchange.
Drivers are reminded that the speed limit through both interchange work zones is 60 km/h. Visit saskatoon.ca/interchanges for more information.