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Ledcor Highways to undertake 46-kilometre twinning project in Alberta

March 1, 2024  By Rock to Road Staff

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TABER, Alta. – A 46-kilometre stretch of Highway 3 in Alberta between the Town of Taber and Hamlet of Burdett is set to be twinned from two to four lanes, with Ledcor Highways awarded the contract to begin the project this year.

This work follows a 2019 functional planning study and comprises one phase of the larger Highway 3 Twinning Project. Other phases of the project remain in their early phases and vary in their progression, from consultation, planning, land acquisition, environmental assessments and engineering.

Once major construction begins this year, the project will take roughly three years to complete. Work will involve building new eastbound lanes on Highway 3 adjacent to the existing highway, upgrades to range roads and intersections, construction of the Grassy Lake by-pass and the installation of 11 bridge culverts in St. Mary River Irrigation District canals.

As one of only three continuous east-west routes throughout the province, Highway 3 provides a critical connection between southern Alberta and its provincial neighbours. The section set to be twinned currently sees an average of 3,000 to 5,000 vehicles per day.


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