May 4, 2020
Caption: Today Transportation Minister Ric McIver (seen here in a stock photo) announced further details on a number of Alberta highway repairs and upgrades initially announced April 9. Photo via Alberta Government Flickr
The Alberta Government announced May 4 a number of road and bridge repair projects starting in the next few months in the Fort McMurray and north central region. The projects are part of a job creation investment by the Province, first announced April 9. Projects include:
-Repaving 35 kilometres of Highway 2, between Highways 13 and 39.
-Repaving 17 kilometres of Highway 63, between north of Mariana Lake to south of Sand Tiger Lodge.
-Hangingstone Bridge Replacement on Highway 63.
-Repaving eight kilometres of Highway 2, on either side of Highway 616.
-Repaving 18 kilometres of Highway 16, on either side of Highway 947.
-Repaving 13 kilometres of Highway 16, between Highways 32 and 751.
-Culvert replacement on Highway 16 near Wildwood.
-Preventative maintenance work to extend the lifespan of Highway 19.
-Culvert replacement on Highway 39 near Warburg.
-Preventive maintenance work to extend the lifespan along Highway 40.
-Culvert replacement on Highway 647.
“Fort McMurray and north central Alberta have been hard hit in recent years with natural disasters and the oil price collapse,” said Transportation Minister Ric McIver in a release. “These road and bridge projects will provide hundreds of jobs for Albertans, keep companies moving, and provide more value for taxpayers. We are taking action to fix our infrastructure now to get Albertans back to work.”
In addition, $60 million is available province-wide to repair potholes and complete critical safety measures.