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Thursday, June 16, 2016

Alberta government funds Highway 3 study update

Alberta Government - The Government of Alberta is investing nearly $10,000 on an updated cost-benefit study related to twinning Highway 3.

Alberta Transportation will provide funding to the Highway 3 Twinning Development Association to update a 2002 Van Horne Institute study. That study examined the estimated cost of the twinning project and the economic benefits to the southeastern region if Highway 3 were twinned from Medicine Hat to the British Columbia border.

“Alberta’s transportation network is vital to our economy, facilitating trade and connecting people and communities. Highway 3 is a key piece of this network, and I’m pleased to bring this important study forward.” - Brian Mason, Minister of Transportation and Infrastructure
“Minister Mason came to Lethbridge in March and met with the Highway 3 Twinning Association at the request of the Chair of the committee and myself. I am thrilled to learn that in hearing their concerns about safety and congestion the Minister thoroughly reviewed the information and is now providing a one-time special funding to update the cost benefit study.” - Maria Fitzpatrick, MLA for Lethbridge-East

The money will go towards updating the data in the study to reflect today’s costs and economic benefits. Approximately 115 of the 325 kilometres of Highway 3 are twinned between Fort Macleod and Taber.

Related information:
South Provincial Highway Projects

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