On February 8, 2016 the MD of Pincher Creek No. 9 received an email from the Town of Coaldale requesting support for a Highway 3 economic and safety study. At their regular meeting the next day MD council agreed to support the Town of Pincher Creek’s application on behalf of the Highway 3 Economic Development Association, which will seek funding from the Alberta Community Partnership InterMunicipal Collaboration Grant to update and develop a study for the economic and safety benefits of twinning Highway 3. MD council also agreed to support the Town of Pincher Creek as applicant and managing partner.
Member municipalities of the Highway 3 Economic Development Association include Pincher Creek, Crowsnest Pass, Fort Macleod, Coaldale, Lethbridge, Taber, and Medicine Hat.