On January 29, the development pace limits for the McKenzie Interchange have been formally lifted. (Jane Skrypnek / Journalist)
McKenzie Interchange Development Zone Velocity Limits Eliminated
Velocity restrict on the Trans-Canada Freeway restored to 80 km / h as of January 29
The McKenzie Interchange building pace limits have been formally lifted.
Efficient Friday, January 29 at 7 a.m., the Division of Transportation and Infrastructure formally eliminated building zones that restricted pace to 60 km / h and carried out the posted pace restrict of 80 km / h on the Trans-Canada Freeway.
The gear shift comes as the ultimate touches are accomplished on the $ 96 million venture.
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"The contractor is within the technique of finishing a number of closing and minor deficiencies and can use the dry spring climate to finish them," the ministry mentioned on Friday. "Throughout these minor works, site visitors management and designated lane closures might be used."
The interchange – which was initially set to value $ 85 million – was initially scheduled to be accomplished by the top of 2018. The completion date has been prolonged to 2019, however in April of the identical yr, the ministry mentioned winter climate situations and plan adjustments had delayed completion till summer season 2020.
On August 14, 2020, the brand new southbound exit loop of Freeway 1 on the interchange opened and crews are reconfiguring the site visitors lights and implementing the ultimate site visitors fashions .
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