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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 will include Highway 11 twinning from the town of Rocky Mountain House to 1 km east of Highway 22.

    Design, right of way purchase, utility coordination and any required environmental studies are anticipated to begin in 2021. Construction is tentatively planned for 2023-24.

    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 will include Highway 11 twinning from 1 km West of Township Road 390 near the Hamlet of Benalto to 2 km west of Highway 781.

    Design, utility coordination and any required environmental studies is anticipated to get underway in 2021. Construction is tentatively planned for 2023-24.

    map of Highway 11 project C

    Highway 11 map – Project C

  • Project D

    This project will include Highway 11 twinning from 2 km West of Highway 781 to 1 km east of Highway 20. Additional improvements will include two 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. is currently working on the design, utility coordination and any required environmental studies. Construction is tentatively planned for 2022-23.

    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 of Project B is a future project
    • 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

Connect with the Alberta Transportation’s Central Region Office:

Hours: 8:15 am to 4:30 pm (open Monday to Friday, closed statutory holidays)
Phone: 403-340-5166
Toll free: 310-0000 before the phone number (in Alberta)
Email: [email protected]

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

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