Transportation & Economic Corridors
  • Announced large-scale improvements to Deerfoot Trail that will save travelers about 900,000 hours while providing an annual economic boost of $23 million.
  • Committed to Twinning Highway 3, which will bolster our province’s economy as Highway 3 serves as a critical economic corridor for shipping/receiving goods.
  • Extending Highway 686 by 218 kilometres to connect Peerless Lake and Fort McMurray, creating a new east-west highway link connecting northern Alberta communities and First Nation’s communities, supporting economic development in Alberta’s north.
  • Twinning Highway 63 north of Fort McMurray will provide great connection for northern communities while supporting the rapid and sustained growth of industrial areas in the Wood Buffalo region and incentivising future investment in the region.
  • Improvements to Highway 28 which connects Edmonton north to Highway 63 and east to Cold Lake and Saskatchewan, will improve transportation for thousands of residents and industries, including oil and gas, agriculture and forestry.
  • A New interchange for Highways 15 and 830 near Fort Saskatchewan, will improve safety, support the movement of heavy trucks, and boost economic growth in Alberta’s Industrial Heartland.
  • Signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the provinces of Saskatchewan and Manitoba to spur the development of economic corridors – including roads, utilities, pipelines, and railways.
  • Ended the exam requirement to exit the GDL program.

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