The Minister of Transportation Brian Mason was in the Provincial Capital today. Mason provided an update to Albertan’s on the state of current and future infrastructure plans across the prairies.
It was noted that 109 projects were carried over from 2016 and 240 projects began in 2017. Mason says nearly 200 projects will complete before the new year with 129 multi-year projects expected to carry over.
Nearly 350 projects across the province will help better connect communities and allow Albertan’s to travel safer. Highlights for the 2017 construction season include:
- a fourth southbound lane on QEII from 41 Avenue SW in Edmonton
- the Highway 2/Gaetz Avenue interchange in Red Deer
- the Highway 43X bypass in Grande Prairie
- the new Peace River bridge
- the Southwest Calgary Ring Road
“Our government is investing in key infrastructure to help strengthen the economy, support job-creation and improve the services Alberta families count on. Our plan is working — our $1.4-billion investment in critical road, bridge and water infrastructure projects this year will support an estimated 4,400 good-paying construction jobs and 3,100 indirect jobs.”
Brian Mason, Minister of Transportation