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Highway 40 is a highway in the northwest portion of the Canadian province of Saskatchewan connecting Alberta (where it continues as Highway 14) to Highway 3, 4 km (2.5 mi) west of Shellbrook, Saskatchewan. Areas of this highway between the Alberta border and North Battleford are called the Poundmaker Trail. Pitikwahanapiwiyin (c. 1842 – 4 July 1886), commonly known as Poundmaker, was a Plains Cree chief known as a peacemaker and defender of his people.[1] The main feature along this highway is access between North Battleford and near Prince Albert. This is a primary Saskatchewan highway maintained by the provincial government. All of this highway is paved.

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Highway 40
Route information
Length280.5 km (174.3 mi)
Major junctions
West endAlberta border near Marsden
continues as Hwy 14
  Hwy 21
Hwy 29 near The Battlefords
Hwy 4 / Hwy 16 (TCH) at The Battlefords
Hwy 340 near Hafford
Hwy 12 at Blaine Lake
East end Hwy 3 near Shellbrook
Location
Rural
municipalities
Manitou Lake No. 442, Hillsdale No. 440, Cut Knife No. 439, Battle River No. 438, North Battleford No. 437, Redberry No. 435, Blaine Lake No. 434, Leask No. 464, Shellbrook No. 493
Major citiesNorth Battleford
TownsCut Knife, Battleford, Blaine Lake
Highway system
Provincial highways in Saskatchewan
Hwy 39Hwy 41

Communities along the routeEdit

Major AttractionsEdit

Highway 40 hosts the following lakes, beaches, historical sites and buildings, and provincial parks.

NearbyEdit

HistoryEdit

  • Battle of Cut Knife occurred near this highway.
  • Highways and Transportation Minister Pat Atkinson announced that Highway 40 is due for improvement spring of 2001.[6]
  • Highways and Transportation Minister Maynard Sonntag announced that Highway 40 underwent improvements summer of 2004. This re-surfacing was a joint program with the federal government through the Prairie Grain Roads Program (PGRP)[7]

Major IntersectionsEdit

From west to east:[8]

Rural municipalityLocationkm[9]miDestinationsNotes
M.D. of Wainwright No. 61 (Alberta) −3.2−2.0
Continues as   Hwy 14 west (Poundmaker Trail) – Wainwright, Edmonton
   Hwy 17 south – MacklinWest end of Hwy 17 concurrency
−0.8−0.50   Hwy 17 north – LloydminsterEast end of Hwy 17 concurrency
Manitou Lake No. 4420.00.0AlbertaSaskatchewan border
7.24.5  Hwy 680 south
Marsden12.47.7roadPasses through Marsden
Hillsdale No. 440Neilburg25.215.7  Hwy 675 north – LashburnWest end of Hwy 675 concurrency
26.916.7  Hwy 675 south – Winter, RutlandEast end of Hwy 675 concurrency
45.128.0  Hwy 21 north – MaidstoneWest end of Hwy 21 concurrency
50.431.3Baldwinton access road
Cut Knife No. 43960.637.7  Hwy 21 south – UnityEast end of Hwy 21 concurrency
Cut Knife68.842.8  Hwy 674 north – Paynton
78.648.8Rockhaven access road
Battle River No. 438101.663.1  Hwy 689 – Delmas
115.571.8  Hwy 29 south – Wilkie
116.472.3Crosses the Battle River
Town of Battleford118.073.3  Hwy 4 south / 22nd Street – Biggar, Swift CurrentHwy 40 branches north;
west end of Hwy 4 concurrency;
former Hwy 16A
Eastern terminus of Poundmaker Trail
119.874.4   Hwy 16 (TCH) west – Lloydminster, EdmontonInterchange; west end of Hwy 16 concurrency
↑ / ↓120.574.9Battlefords Bridge over the North Saskatchewan River
City of North Battleford121.375.4   Hwy 4 north / Hwy 16B east (Business Loop) – Meadow LakeInterchange; northbound exit, southbound entrance;
east end of Hwy 4 concurrency;
Hwy 16 / Hwy 40 concurrency branches east
123.276.6Battleford Road / Poundmaker TrailFormer Hwy 16A
124.177.1   Hwy 16B west (Business Loop) to Hwy 4 north – Meadow LakeAt-grade; no eastbound exit
124.977.6   Hwy 16 (TCH) east – SaskatoonHwy 40 branches east; east end of Hwy 16 concurrency
North Battleford No. 437141.988.2  Hwy 687 south – Denholm
Douglas No. 436165.9103.1  Hwy 376 – Mayfair, Richard, Maymont
175.6109.1Speers access road
Redberry No. 435Hafford188.7117.3  Hwy 340 south – Radisson
Krydor210.5130.8roadPasses by Krydor
Blaine Lake No. 434Blaine Lake224.7139.6  Hwy 12 – Shell Lake, Saskatoon
Leask No. 464Marcelin238.1147.9   Hwy 783 – Wingard Ferry
Leask248.4154.3  Hwy 792 eastWest end of Hwy 792 concurrency
249.2154.8  Hwy 792 westEast end of Hwy 792 concurrency
Parkside270.9168.3roadPasses by Parkside
Shellbrook No. 493280.5174.3   Hwy 3 to Hwy 55 – Spiritwood, Shellbrook, Prince Albert
1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Saskatchewan Road Map Travel Guide: #40 The Poundmaker Trail ..." Mile By Mile Media. 2007. Archived from the original on 2007-04-17. Retrieved 2007-05-10.
  2. ^ Shellbrook
  3. ^ North Battleford Airport
  4. ^ North Battleford
  5. ^ "Virtual Saskatchewan - Downhill Skiing Guide for Saskatchewan". Virtual Saskatchewan. 1997–2007. Retrieved 2007-05-10.
  6. ^ Government of Saskatchewan. "IMPROVING HIGHWAY 40 NEAR BATTLEFORD". News Release - May 1, 2001. Retrieved 2007-05-10.
  7. ^ Government of Saskatchewan. "IMPROVING HIGHWAY 40 WEST OF CUTKNIFE". News Release - July 13, 2004. Retrieved 2007-05-10.
  8. ^ Saskatchewan Road Atlas (2007 ed.). Oshawa, ON: MapArt Publishing Corp. pp. 22, 23, and 24. ISBN 1-55368-020-0.
  9. ^ Google (January 16, 2018). "Highway 40 in Saskatchewan" (Map). Google Maps. Google. Retrieved January 16, 2018.

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