Alberta Transportation has completed functional planning studies for 2 parts of Highway 3, from:

  • the Town of Taber to west of the Hamlet of Burdett
  • Sentinel to Pincher Station

Sentinel to Pincher Station

Study parameters

The study defined:

  • design standards
  • access locations
  • identified the staging needed to upgrade the existing 2-lane, undivided section to a 4-lane classification and configuration

The study considered:

  • physical constraints
  • mountainous terrain
  • wildlife passages
  • environmental and cultural sensitivities

The study also identified the best achievable alignment and access management provisions.

Open houses

Community members were provided regular updates about the study and encouraged to share their input at open house sessions. Sessions were held in:


The study was completed in Fall 2019.


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Taber to Burdett

Study parameters

The study sought to identify staged options to:

  • upgrade the existing 4-lane urban divided and 2-lane undivided highway to a twinned freeway corridor
  • identify access management via an estimated 5 interchange locations

The existing twinned segment through the Town of Taber and the undivided segment through the Hamlet of Grassy Lake may need to be realigned with bypass routes around Taber and Grassy Lake to conform with National Highways System standards.

Open houses

Community members received study updates and an opportunity to provide input at open house sessions on:


The study was completed in Fall 2019.


Consultant: Stantec Consulting Ltd.


For more information on Highway 3 planning studies contact the Alberta Transportation Southern Region Office:

Hours: 8:15 am to 4:30 pm (open Monday to Friday, closed statutory holidays)
Phone: 403-381-5426
Fax: 403-382-4412
Toll free: dial 310-0000 before the number (in Alberta)
Email: firoz.kara@gov.ab.ca

3rd Floor, Administration Building
909 3 Avenue North
Lethbridge, Alberta  T1H 0H5

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