Highway construction crews will be busy this summer, with 96 projects approved for funding from the provincial and the federal government.
They include work to the QE 2, notably adding a southbound lane in Leduc County, as well as upgrades to highways 43 and 63.
Alberta Infrastructure minister Brian Mason says the projects picked had to meet specific critera.
“We have ranked our priorities according to specific criteria, and that includes the condition of the road, what traffic expectations are, safety issues that have been identified, and so on. That ranking is done by professionals in our department.”
The work will cost about $535 million, with the feds covering a little less than half of that. This list is bigger than a typical year, said Mason, because now is the time to get workers out there.
“It’s a good time to make increased investments in infrastructure, because you can keep people working, and you can actually get better prices on your tenders, and our tenders have been coming in ten per cent under or more.”
See the full list of projects here: