Hundreds of road and bridge projects completed in 2023 will reduce traffic congestion and enhance travel on Alberta’s busiest roads.

Last year, Alberta’s government invested $1.13 billion in 250 projects, including two major projects here in the Peace Region.

Considerable progress was made on the Highway 40 Twinning Project (total estimated investment $228 million).

  • Phase 1 is approximately 95 per cent complete. This work includes 10 kilometres of twinning from 68 Avenue in Grande Prairie to south of the Wapiti River on Highway 40, including twinning of the Wapiti River Bridge.
  • Phase 2 is approximately 80 per cent complete, including 10 kilometres of twinning from south of the Wapiti River to Township Road 700.

Construction on the two-year project to rehabilitate the Little Smoky River Bridge on Highway 49 near Guy was completed (total estimated investment $5.3 million).

“Alberta’s highways are so important to our quality of life. Whether it’s getting your kid to hockey practice or businesses getting their products to market, we all rely on a safe and efficient road network. Alberta’s government will continue to invest in road and bridge projects to help ease congestion, enhance safety and promote economic growth.”

Devin Dreeshen, Minister of Transportation and Economic Corridors

Information provided by the Alberta Government

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