Deerfoot lights turned out for good

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CALGARY, Alta. – The last set of traffic lights has been removed from Deerfoot Trail in Calgary, providing 420 kilometres of non-stop travel on Hwy. 2.

The new Douglasdale Blvd. was partially opened recently, resulting in the removal of the final set of traffic lights along the stretch of highway. The removal of the lights will be a benefit for trucks travelling between Claresholm and Edmonton.

“Free flowing traffic is both safer and more efficient,” said Dr. Lyle Oberg, Minister of Infrastructure and Transportation.

“The new interchange is good news for Calgarians and all users of Highway 2 in southern Alberta.”

Deerfoot Trail is part of the North-South Trade Corridor, a 1,175 kilometre route running from the Alberta-B.C. border west of Grande Prairie to the Canada-U.S. border at Coutts.

“For the last few years, we’ve worked hard with the Province to see this day come – free-flow traffic on Alberta’s busiest road,” said David Bronconnier, Mayor of Calgary. “It demonstrates the Province’s commitment to building and maintaining major transportation corridors in Calgary, including the ring roads.”

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