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New Alberta infrastructure project to support more than 470 construction jobs, improve access to cargo hubs
By Talent Canada
The construction of the new interchange at Queen Elizabeth II (QEII) Highway and 65 Avenue in Leduc, Alb. is expected to begin the summer of 2022, supporting more than 470 construction jobs and improving access to key cargo hubs.
“As part of Alberta’s Recovery Plan, we are modernizing Alberta’s infrastructure, building the architecture of the future economy and creating jobs. This critical investment sets our province up for success and prosperity for generations to come,” said Jason Kenney, Premier of Alberta.
About 49,700 vehicles travel the stretch of the QEII Highway every day. With the upcoming construction, the province projects to deliver safer and more efficient connections between Leduc, Edmonton International Airports, and other areas of business.
“Unlocking the full economic potential of our region is a top priority for the City of Leduc and our Edmonton Metropolitan Region Board partners, and this critical infrastructure investment is a ground-breaking step forward. We are thrilled for the development to move ahead with the support and collaboration of the Province of Alberta and our valued regional partners,” said Bob Young, Mayor of Leduc City.
The interchange will be cost-shared by the Government of Alberta and the City of Leduc, with provincial taxpayers investing nearly $80 million. The construction is anticipated to take about three years.
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