The twinning of Hwy 15 is still a big topic in Fort Saskatchewan.
Alberta's Transportation Minister Brian Mason spoke on the project during the Park and Ride ribbon cutting ceremony on Tuesday (May 1).
He said construction should start on the bridge in early 2019.
"It's definitely a go, it's much needed and long overdue," said Mason.
Crews are in the design and engineering phase right now.
"We're very pleased to be able to work with the local council and the mayor to try and make this community better for everybody," added Mason. "Certainly spending less time stuck on that bridge is going to be a big relief for a lot of Fort Saskatchewan residents."
Fort Sasktachewan-Vegreville MLA Jessica Littlewood was glad the project was mentioned that day.
"I think everyone would have been asking that as their first question, as to where that project is at. So Considering the plans are moving forward, that it's being designed now and will go out to tender to hopefully start construction next year, I think is welcoming news for everyone that lives in this area," said Littlewood.