Province broadcasts new QEII interchange connecting to EIA – CTV Information Edmonton

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EDMONTON –
The Authorities of Alberta is partnering with the Metropolis of Leduc to construct a brand new QEII interchange at 65 Avenue, close to the Edmonton Worldwide Airport (EIA).

Alberta Transportation Minister Ric McIver made the announcement Friday throughout a morning press convention.

McIver stated the province will make investments $ 33 million within the venture, together with $ 12.5 million allotted by the city of Leduc.

“This can embody a brand new viaduct throughout the QEII,” McIver stated. "New entry and exit ramps and intersection enhancements at 65th Avenue and 50th Road in Leduc."

The viaduct will present an extra entry level to the EIA from the QEII.

Further roads may also be in-built Leduc and in and across the EIA, in accordance with McIver.

The venture may also join the Leduc street community to the EIA.

“All of this work contributes vital advantages to all the area,” stated McIver.

The venture is anticipated to final for 3 years and building will start subsequent 12 months.

The province says the interchange will create 470 jobs whereas enhancing entry to main freight hubs.

"This announcement is the fruits of years of effort, advocacy and help from many," stated Leduc Mayor Bob Younger.

Rachel Notley's NDP authorities beforehand introduced provincial funding of $ 33 million for the change venture in January 2019.

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