Provincial government invests in Terwillegar Drive expansion

Jul 8 2020, 1:17 pm

The Government of Alberta announced that it will be investing $120 million to complete the Terwillegar Drive expansion project.

Premier Jason Kenney and Minister of Municipal Affairs Kaycee Madu made the announcement Wednesday in a press conference.

“The work will include widening Terwillegar Drive from Rabbit Hill Road to and across Anthony Henday Drive to Windermere Boulevard, building a second overpass over Anthony Henday Drive, and making intersection improvements at 23 Avenue and Haddow Drive,” says a release from the province.

“The investment will help drive the economic recovery in the province by moving traffic more efficiently in southwest Edmonton – the fastest-growing part of Alberta’s capital city – and the entire capital region.”

The investment is part of the more than $10 billion infrastructure spending announced as part of Alberta’s Recovery Plan.

“This investment in Terwillegar Drive will help support Alberta’s Recovery Plan by ensuring families and businesses can get around faster and safer,” said Premier Jason Kenney.

“I look forward to seeing work get underway on this project, which will create hundreds of jobs and pave the way for economic development in Edmonton for generations to come.”

According to the Government of Alberta, between Monday and Friday, about 40,000 vehicles per day travel along Terwillegar Drive.

“As a resident of southwest Edmonton who drives these roads every single day, I know how critical this investment is to the overall quality of life for Edmonton families and businesses,” said Kaycee Madu, Minister of Municipal Affairs in a release.

“Our government recognizes that Edmonton will play a critical role in the economic recovery of our province, which is why we’re investing in completing the expansion of Terwillegar Drive in southwest Edmonton. We’re walking the talk with serious investments in Alberta’s capital city.”

The project will create jobs for 865 Albertans.

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