LEDUC, ALTA. — Work will soon begin on a new interchange at Queen Elizabeth II (QEII) Highway and 65 Avenue in Leduc.
The province stated the project will support more than 470 construction jobs and improve access to important cargo hubs.
Construction on the interchange is expected start this summer.
It will be cost-shared by the province and the City of Leduc, with provincial taxpayers investing nearly $80 million.
The scope of the project includes a new overpass over the QEII Highway, new on-off ramps from the QEII Highway, improvements to some existing ramps, intersection improvements and completion of Perimeter Road and 65 Avenue.
The whole project is estimated to cost about $96 million.
Roughly $5 million has been spent on engineering, design and some land acquisition, split between Alberta’s government, the city and Edmonton International Airport. The province’s portion is $1.2 million. Construction is expected to take about three years. The city will be tendering the project.
About 49,700 vehicles travel the stretch of the QEII Highway every day.