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Overview

This project will twin Highway 11 (David Thompson Highway) between Rocky Mountain House and Sylvan Lake. The David Thompson Highway leads to some of the most breathtaking scenery in Canada and is a popular route for the tourism industry. Twinning this highway will improve access for Albertans and visitors alike.

map of Highway 11 twinning projects

Highway 11 project map: 4 projects

Project details

The project will be completed in 4 sections, which are in various stages of development.

  • Project A

    The project includes Highway 11 twinning from the southern boundary of the Town of Rocky Mountain House to 1 km east of Highway 22. Aecom was the successful consultant for this project.

    Preliminary design began in early 2022.

    Right of way purchase, utility coordination and any required environmental studies will start in summer 2022.

    The tender is anticipated to be awarded in fall 2023 with construction starting in 2024.

    image of map of Highway 11 project A

    Highway 11 map – Project A

  • Project B

    This project will include Highway 11 twinning from Highway 22 to Township Road 390.

    In 2021, CIMA+ began with a functional planning study which is expected to take approximately 2 years to complete.

    image of map of Highway 11 project B

    Highway 11 map – Project B

  • Project C

    This project includes Highway 11 twinning from 1 km West of Township Road 390 near the Hamlet of Benalto to 2 km west of Highway 781 (to tie in with Project D).

    WSP was the successful consultant. Preliminary design began in early 2022. The project will include intersection improvements and reductions in access points where possible.

    Any additional land acquisition, utility coordination and required environmental studies will be addressed in 2022.

    Design is underway and anticipated to be complete by the end of 2022.

    The tender is anticipated in the winter of 2022-23 with construction in 2023.

    map of Highway 11 project C

    Highway 11 map – Project C

  • Project D

    This project includes Highway 11 twinning from 2 km West of Highway 781 to 1 km east of Highway 20. Additional improvements will include a 2-lane roundabout at the intersections of Highway 11 and Highway 781 (50 Street) and at Highway 11 and Range Road 15 (60 Street).

    McElhanney Ltd. was the successful consultant. The project was tendered in spring 2022 and Central City Asphalt Ltd was  the successful contractor.

    Work has now started; completion is anticipated by late 2022.

    map of Highway 11 project D

    Highway 11 map – Project D

Timeline

  • 2021
    • Design, right of way purchase and utility coordination for Projects A, C and D
    • Preliminary planning and public consultation on Project B
  • 2022
    • Completion of planning study on Project B
    • Construction begins on Project D
  • 2023
    • Construction begins on Project C
  • 2024
    • Construction begins on Project A
    • Design, right of way purchase and utility coordination begin for Project B

Benefits

The twinning of Highway 11 between Rocky Mountain House and Sylvan Lake will positively impact many communities along the highway corridor. The David Thompson Highway is popular among recreation users, industry and other exploring the west county.

Twinning the highway will make travel in this region safer and more efficient while also supporting tourism, and industry supply chains.

Contact

For more information on each project contact:

Project A

Chris Fehler, AECOM
Phone: 403-270-9204
Email: [email protected]

Project B

René Rosvold, P.Eng.
Deputy Project Manager
Phone: 403-775-0100, ext. 7620
Email: [email protected]

Project C

Russell Pinchak, WSP
Phone: 403-342-7650
Email: [email protected]

Project D

Andrew Blackie, McElhanney
Phone: 780-809-3200
Email: [email protected]

Address:
Provincial Building
4920 51 Street
Red Deer, Alberta  T4N 6K8

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