Alberta upgrading QE II in Red Deer
By Andrew Macklin
April 19, 2016 – The $100 million investment in the Queen Elizabeth II Highway interchange with Gaetz Avenue in Red Deer will improve traffic flow and safety for travellers, local residents and businesses.
Most recent traffic counts show 42,000 vehicles a day travelling the QEII in both directions at the existing interchange with Gaetz Avenue.
“We are very pleased to see the Government of Alberta moving forward with this project,” says Tara Veer, Mayor of Red Deer. “Improvements to the QEII interchange with Gaetz Avenue will greatly enhance safety and improve access for residents in both the city and the county. The foresight of this investment means the interchange will be complete in time for the 2019 Canada Winter Games, providing easier, safer travel for visitors and athletes alike.”
It is projected to be completed in time for Red Deer to host the 2019 Canada Winter Games.