Alberta Transportation is conducting 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
The study will define:
- design standards
- access locations
- identify the staging needed to upgrade the existing 2-lane, undivided section to a 4-lane classification and configuration
The study will take into account:
- physical constraints
- mountainous terrain
- wildlife passages
- environmental and cultural sensitivities
The study will also identify the best achievable alignment and access management provisions.
Community members are provided regular updates about the study and encouraged to share their input at open house sessions. Sessions were held in:
- project fact sheet (PDF, 262 KB)
- presentation materials (PDF, 49 MB)
- What We Heard report (PDF, 138 KB)
The study is expected to be complete in July 2019.
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Taber to Burdett
The study will 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.
Community members received study updates and an opportunity to provide input at open house sessions on:
- June 28, 2018 – download the open house materials (PDF, 23 MB)
- June 29, 2017 – download the:
- November 30, 2017 – download the open house materials (PDF, 124 MB)
The study is expected to be completed in June 2019.
Consultant: Stantec Consulting Ltd.
For more information on Highway 3 planning studies contact the Alberta Transportation Southern Region Office:
3rd Floor, Administration Building
909 3 Avenue North
Lethbridge, Alberta T1H 0H5