LEDUC, ALTA. — Construction on a new interchange in Leduc near the Edmonton International Airport is expected to begin before the end of the year.
The $112 million interchange will be cost-shared by the Government of Alberta and City of Leduc, a news release states. The province will contribute $96.4 million and Leduc $15.7 million.
Construction is expected to take three years.
Graham Construction LP has been awarded the contract. The interchange will be located at Queen Elizabeth II Highway and 65th Avenue, according to the release.
The project includes a new overpass, new on and off ramps, existing ramp improvements, intersection improvements at 65th Avenue and 50th Street and completion of Perimeter Road and 65 Avenue to the west of the QEII Highway.
“This is one of the busiest sections of highway in Alberta and we’re going to help make it faster and safer to get around,” said Devin Dreeshen, minister of transportation and economic corridors, in the release.