Construction crew working on improving Alberta's roads.

Brian Mason, Minister of Transportation has said that “Our government is investing in key infrastructure to help strengthen the economy, support job-creation and improve the services Alberta families count on. Our plan is working — our $1.4-billion investment in critical road, bridge and water infrastructure projects this year will support an estimated 4,400 good-paying construction jobs and 3,100 indirect jobs.”

Nearly 350 projects across the province will relieve congestion on Alberta’s highways, connect communities, enhance major trade corridors, provide clean water to communities and support flood prevention.
Highlights of the 2017 construction season include:

  • a fourth southbound lane on QEII from 41 Avenue SW in Edmonton
  • the Highway 2/Gaetz Avenue interchange in Red Deer
  • the Highway 43X bypass in Grande Prairie
  • the new Peace River bridge
  • the Southwest Calgary Ring Road

During the 2017-18 construction season, nearly 1,500 kilometres of two-lane highway were paved or widened across the province and 82 bridges and large culverts were replaced, repaired or constructed.