Engineers with Alberta Transportation have revealed what the upgraded Highway 15, 37 and 825 intersection will look like.
The new design features a free-flow lane from Fort Saskatchewan to Highway 825 and places coordinated traffic lights at the intersection of Highway 825 and 37, with a dedicated lane for motorists travelling from Highway 825 to Edmonton. It keeps the lights from the Highway 37 and 15 intersection, while Highway 15 is rebuilt into a four-lane roadway, placing the region yet another step closer to the new bridge over the North Saskatchewan River.
"They need to have more separation [between the intersections] but this is really about getting the four lane [highway] completed from Edmonton to the Fort," said mayor Gale Katchur.
While this project is underway, the design phase for the bridge will continue.
"We're seeing really good progress, very excited, I know our community will be very excited," exclaimed Katchur with a smile. "It's a go-forward project, great to see!"
While dirt is expected to be prepared for the project beginning at the end of September, work isn't expected to begin until the new year. It should be completed by the end of next summer.
12092017FullSizeIntersectionThis rendering shows the design for the new intersection. Engineers hope it will ease congestion. Courtesy Gale Katchur.

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