Twinning sections of Highway 19 between the QEII and Highway 60 will bring jobs and safer travel.
With Budget 2015, the Alberta government is working to build and maintain an urban highway network that gets Albertans safely and efficiently to their destinations.
“Highway 19 from QEII west to Devon is a critical piece of infrastructure that supports continued economic growth in the capital region. By making this investment now, we are laying the foundation for continued capital region growth for many years to come.”
Jim Prentice, Premier“Budget 2015 puts the government’s commitment to twin Highway 19 into action with an initial $80 million investment to twin the east and west portions of Highway 19 and add additional southbound capacity on the QEII to ease ongoing congestion at the Highway 19/Nisku interchange.”
Wayne Drysdale, Minister of TransportationOther urban projects
- Final investment in the last leg of Northeast Anthony Henday Drive is $446 million over the next three years, bringing the total investment for this section to $1.81 billion.
- Investment of $81 million in the coming year on Highway 63 within Fort McMurray. When complete in 2016, government will have invested $1.22 billion on the twinning project.
- Work on the Southwest Calgary Ring Road will move forward once the land transfer occurs this summer as part the historic Land Transfer Agreement between the Government of Alberta and the Tsuu T’ina Nation.
- Investment of $6 million over the next two years to update the six-lane QE II (Highway 2) Corridor planning study between Edmonton and Calgary.
Alberta’s provincial highway network covers 31,000 kilometres, 28,000 of which are paved. In addition, Alberta Transportation is responsible for nearly 4,500 bridges, including traditional bridge structures, interchanges and large culverts.