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New Highway 1 interchange opens in Medicine Hat


August 1, 2014
By Government of Alberta

July 31, 2014, Medicine Hat, Alta. – Motorists will now
enjoy free-flow travel on the TransCanada Highway at Dunmore Road in Medicine
Hat, more than a month ahead of schedule.

July 31, 2014, Medicine Hat, Alta. – Motorists will now
enjoy free-flow travel on the TransCanada Highway at Dunmore Road in Medicine
Hat, more than a month ahead of schedule.

  

The interchange allows free-flowing eastbound and westbound
traffic on Highway 1 resulting in less congestion, smoother highway traffic and
reduced demand on Medicine Hat’s roadway infrastructure.

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“Completing this $23 million interchange will relieve
congestion for Medicine Hat residents and improve travel for all motorists on
Highway 1,” says AlbertaMinister of Transportation Wayne Drysdale. “This
investment is just another example of government’s commitment to increasing
market access, enhancing motorist safety and continuously improving Alberta’s
transportation network.”

 

The Dunmore Road interchange includes two new bridges,
highway grade raising and embankment works, paving, installation of new storm
sewer drainage lines and highway barriers, road widening to allow for left turn
and merge lanes, new traffic signals and roadway lighting, and construction of
a multi-user pathway to accommodate pedestrian traffic.

 

Last December, the province opened the $19 million westbound
TransCanada Bridge over the South Saskatchewan River on the west side of
Medicine Hat, bringing the total investment in transportation infrastructure in
Medicine Hat to $42 million.