Upgrades are on the way for 119 Street and Highway 15 in the Fort.
 
Council approved construction for more commercial growth at the Tuesday (Mar.13) meeting.
 
TAG Developments applied for land rezoning in the Heartland Industrial Park last November. Council approved the rezoning last month.
 
"It's very exciting to hear the developer is making that request. It is being funded out of the off site levies, which means we should start seeing some highway commercial development," said mayor Gale Katchur.
 
Council reallocated $1.5 million from reserves and added it to the 2018 capital budget for this project.
 
The upgrades to the intersection include a four-way intersection, a new set of traffic lights, acceleration/deceleration lanes and a left turn lane.
 
Katchur believes companies on the north side of Highway 15 (behind 119 Street) will be thrilled to have safe turning lanes for drivers in and out of that area.
 
And what about future development?  
 
"I've had a chat with them (the developer) and they have indicated they have two or three prospective buyers and it's just going to be really exciting, so looking forward to some announcements out there," said Katchur.

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