Highway 316 provides an important connection between Highway 5 and Highway 316 on the east side of Saskatoon. As acreage, commercial and industrial developments continue to grow in this area, the number of vehicles on the road network will also grow. In order to accommodate this growth, the Ministry of Highways conducted a planning study for a possible future interchange at Highway 5 and Highway 316.
While the interchange isn't expected to be needed for another 30 to 50 years, the planning study took place to gather input and feedback from stakeholders in the area on potential interchange design options. This input was used to determine how a potential future interchange could be designed and could impact the current design for the Highway 5 twinning project.
For more information on this planning study, review the Stakeholder Engagement Summary.