Hwy. 43 garners attention
EDMONTON, Alta. — The federal and provincial governments agreed to split the cost of a $63-million project to twin portions of Hwy. 43 northwest of Edmonton.
The funding was made available under the Strategic Highway Infrastructure Program (SHIP).
Hwy. 43 is an essential trade corridor connecting Northern Alberta to the U.S. and Mexico, while providing acces to the Alaska and MacKenzie Highways. About 50 kilometres of the highway will be twinned under the arrangement.
In addition, intersections along the stretch will be improved and bridges will be built to accommodate two new lanes.
“Highway 43 is a key part of Alberta’s road system, with growing traffic volumes and a high proportion of trucks,” says federal MP David Kilgour. “This project will contribute to greater public safety, increase capacity and facilitate economic development in Alberta.”
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