EDMONTON — The Province of Alberta is moving ahead with the twinning of Highway 3 between Saskatchewan and British Columbia.
The province has issued RFPs for the first eight sections of work, as outlined in a recent news release.
The sections are listed as:
- Phase 1: 46 kilometres between Taber and Burdett, construction to start in 2023.
- Phase 2: 10 kilometres around the Highway 3X/Coleman Bypass. Detailed engineering design will begin in the spring.
- Phase 3: 15 kilometres from east of Seven Persons to Medicine Hat.
- Phase 4: 47 kilometres from Blairmore to east of Highway 6 at Pincher Creek.
- Phase 5: 28 kilometres from east of Bow Island to east of Seven Persons.
- Phase 6: East of Burdett to east of Bow Island.
- Phase 7: 38 kilometres from Pincher Creek to west of Fort McLeod.
- Phase 8: Alberta-B.C. border to Highway 3X. This section will require continuous engagement with B.C. to ensure road alignments match up with B.C. improvements.
The twinning “will provide the necessary infrastructure needed to help get our world-class agricultural products to processing plants in the area and then out to feed the world,” said Grant Hunter, MLA for Taber-Warner, in the release.