EDMONTON, Alta. - Ottawa and the province will jointly fund $63 million in improvements to Highway 43 northwest of Edmonton, which is an important trade route through Alberta."Highway 43 is a key part...
EDMONTON, Alta. – Ottawa and the province will jointly fund $63 million in improvements to Highway 43 northwest of Edmonton, which is an important trade route through Alberta.
“Highway 43 is a key part of Alberta’s road system, with growing traffic volumes and a high proportion of trucks,” says David Kilgour, secretary of state (Asia-Pacific) and the MP for Edmonton Southeast. “This project will contribute to greater public safety, increase capacity and facilitate economic development in Alberta.”
Kilgour made the joint funding announcement on behalf of the federal Transport Minister, David Collenette.
The funding will be used to twin a 50-kilometre stretch of the highway between Greencourt and Glenevis, close some level intersections and improve others, and build new bridges for the two new lanes. The $63 million falls under the Canada/Alberta Strategic Highway Infrastructure Program (SHIP). Highway 43 is part of the CANAMEX trade corridor through Alberta to the U.S. and Mexico. It is also a gateway to the Alaska and MacKenzie highways.
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