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Contractor chosen for first phase of Hwy 3 twinning

Contractor chosen for first phase of Hwy 3 twinning
By Dave Lueneberg
By Dave Lueneberg
Shootin’ the Breeze Local Journalism Initiative Reporter
Shootin’ the Breeze Local Journalism Initiative Reporter
November 29, 2023
November 29, 2023
The first of eight promised twinning projects on southern Alberta’s Highway 3 will begin this coming spring.
The first of eight promised twinning projects on southern Alberta’s Highway 3 will begin this coming spring.
IMAGE: Laurie Tritschler
IMAGE: Laurie Tritschler

The first of eight promised twinning projects on Highway 3 will begin this coming spring.

That, after the province announced Nov. 20 the awarding of a contract for a 46-kilometre stretch from Taber to Burdett to Ledcor Highways Ltd.

Transportation and Economic Corridors Minister Devin Dreeshen calls the highway a critical piece of infrastructure for Alberta’s growing agribusiness industry. He added it will also improve safety in the region.

Pre-construction on the first phase is forecast to be completed by year’s end.

It’s expected to generate up to 755 jobs, once full-time work begins.

The announcement, however, didn’t include any dates for construction on the seven remaining sections, which include the 10-kilometre Coleman bypass and a 38-kilometre widening of the highway from Pincher Station to just west of Fort Macleod.

Although outlined by the province as a 10-year project, it’s thought more than one project might be carried out at the same time.

The bypass route in Crowsnest Pass is expected to be next.

 

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Display of fall clothing at at Emerald & Ash Clothing in Crowsnest Pass.

The first of eight promised twinning projects on Highway 3 will begin this coming spring.

That, after the province announced Nov. 20 the awarding of a contract for a 46-kilometre stretch from Taber to Burdett to Ledcor Highways Ltd.

Transportation and Economic Corridors Minister Devin Dreeshen calls the highway a critical piece of infrastructure for Alberta’s growing agribusiness industry. He added it will also improve safety in the region.

Pre-construction on the first phase is forecast to be completed by year’s end.

It’s expected to generate up to 755 jobs, once full-time work begins.

The announcement, however, didn’t include any dates for construction on the seven remaining sections, which include the 10-kilometre Coleman bypass and a 38-kilometre widening of the highway from Pincher Station to just west of Fort Macleod.

Although outlined by the province as a 10-year project, it’s thought more than one project might be carried out at the same time.

The bypass route in Crowsnest Pass is expected to be next.

 

Huge, loaded burger and onion rings on Bear Grass Bistro ad.

 

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