A Pilot Butte mother is at ease now that the satellite community has an overpass on the Trans-Canada Highway.
Wanda Campbell’s 17-year-old son, Lane Campbell Antosh, died in a car crash crossing Highway 1 on his way to White City in August 2013. Since then, she’s been a vocal advocate for safer roads in the area.
The mother said the new overpass, featuring Saskatchewan’s first diverging diamond interchange, helps her son’s legacy live on.
“You always want your loved one remembered and this is certainly a way that he will be remembered,” she said.
Campbell added parents in surrounding communities are letting out sighs of relief knowing they no longer need to tell their kids to be careful crossing the highway.
“That was always (a parent’s) biggest fear when (their kids) got their license and started driving,” she said. “That was what they were always afraid of, and now they don’t have to be.”
Driving over Highway 1 there for the first time herself, Campbell said she was holding back tears.
“It was almost like a peaceful feeling — just sort of this collective peace that everybody’s going to be okay — the fatalities are not going to happen.”