A lethal intersection west of Edmonton shall be relocated as a part of Alberta’s 2023 price range.
Parkland County residents have been calling for adjustments to the intersection of Freeway 16A and Vary Highway 20 for years.
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“There have already been too many heartbreaking deaths at this harmful intersection and we have now been vocally advocating on behalf of our residents that these considerations be addressed,” mentioned Parkland County Mayor Allan Gamble.
At the moment, Freeway 16A bends and has a velocity restrict of 100 km/h the place it meets Vary Highway 20 close to Stony Plain.
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Shane Getson, MLA for Lac Ste. Anne-Parkland, mentioned $22 million from the 2023 price range shall be spent to maneuver the intersection additional east.
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“The intersection on these two highways shall be farther east the place there is a flat space the place you will have a very good line of sight down there, in order that mitigates the grade points,” Getson mentioned.
The transfer is a part of $8 billion introduced as a part of Alberta’s highways and financial corridors price range.
In Acheson, additionally in Parkland County, Freeway 60 shall be interlaced and an overpass shall be created for rail site visitors.
“We advocated arduous for twinning and railroad separation for Freeway 60,” Gamble mentioned.
The price range contains $1.7 billion to keep up and renew current roads and bridges and practically $4 billion in capital grants to municipalities, together with funding for LRT initiatives in Calgary and Edmonton.
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