- Sep 22, 2015
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Highway 15 bridge to Fort Saskatchewan to be twinned: Province
Drivers who travel to Fort Saskatchewan can soon expect less traffic headaches, as the current Highway 15 bridge is set to be twinned.
Premier Rachel Notley made the announcement in Fort Saskatchewan Thursday, noting congestion is an issue during peak driving periods.
The plan will see the construction of a second bridge over the North Saskatchewan River at the southern entrance to Fort Saskatchewan, and twinning Highway 15 and the existing bridge.
The changes will mean two lanes for two-way traffic, as the current bridge only accommodates one lane for each direction.
Premier Rachel Notley announces twinning of Highway 15 bridge into Fort Saskatchewan
Fort Saskatchewan — Premier Rachel Notley was in Fort Saskatchewan on Thursday to announce an expansion to Highway 15, the corridor that connects the city to Edmonton.
The plan calls for construction of a second bridge over the North Saskatchewan River at the south end of Fort Saskatchewan and twinning of the highway and existing bridge.
The project was announced in the provincial budget last week and has a cost range of $200 million to $300 million, which will be refined once the design work is finished.
The premier kicked off the news conference by offering some sympathy to anyone rolling in late to the announcement due to gridlock. Traffic has increased by 50 per cent on the bridge, which “probably feels like 500 per cent” to commuters, Notley said.