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$2 billion for Alberta’s roads

Alberta will be spending $2 billion on highway construction over the next three years. The provincial transportatio...

May 3, 2004   Canadian Consulting Engineer

Alberta will be spending $2 billion on highway construction over the next three years. The provincial transportation minister, Ed Stelmach, has talbed a program of 126 new projects.
Of the proposed works, approximately $220 million is being spent on improving the Deerfoot Trail and extending Stoney Trail north to connect to Deerfoot. In Edmonton, $128 million is being invested in Anthony Henday southwest extension, connection Highway 2 to Highway 16.
See www.trans.gov.ab.ca


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  1. Ed Tizzard says:

    RE: Wildfire in Fort Mc Murray – I have worked in Fort Mc Murray Ab on and off since 1989 and have seen the growth in traffic, and the large volume of heavy loads that are moved through the city. There needs to be a ring road built around the city that ties back in at the top of super test hill just before Suncor where all the heavy loads can travel. The different areas of the city can then join on to this road creating an alternate route out in case of emergency’s like the wildfire.
    Conklin AB also needs another emergency escape route ex. when the wildfire from Ft Mc Murray was raging and blocking Hwy 881 North of Conklin and there was a fiery crash on Hwy 881 South of Conklin at the same time where do the residents go if this scenario escalated, and seeing what happened in Ft Mac it could happen very quickly. My suggestion is upgrade the old Conklin hwy so it is accessible for a car. The road is already there it just needs to be upgraded and maintained, there would definitely be a cost to this but when you compare the cost to rebuild a community and possibly lose lives solutions have to be made no matter the price

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