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Overview

Highway 40 is major industrial, tourism and recreation corridor, transporting services to communities north of the Yellowhead Highway. As the Grande Prairie region develops, particularly south of the city, industrial and commuter traffic continues to increase.

The Highway 40 twinning project began in 2021. It includes 19 km of twinning between Grande Prairie and south of the Norbord Wood Panel Plant, bridge and intersection improvements, LED lighting upgrades and a second bridge with a pedestrian walkway, over the Wapiti River. This work adds critical highway infrastructure that will enhance economic development and make travelling in this area safer and more enjoyable.

Construction on approximately 10 km between the City of Grande Prairie and south of Township Road 700 will begin in early 2023. Twinning an approximately 9-km section between the City of Grande Prairie and Highway 666 began in 2021.

Project details

This work will include:

  • 10 km of twinning (City of Grande Prairie to south of Township Road 700)
  • grading and paving
  • roundabout at Township Rd 700
  • concrete girder bridge over Weyerhaeuser Haul Road
  • median vehicle inspection station
  • bridge culvert
  • slide remediation

Timeline

  • 2020
    • Highway 40 twinning project announced
  • 2021
    • Construction begins on Phase 1
  • 2022
    • Tender posted for Phase 2
  • 2023
    • Construction completed on Phase 1 (fall)
    • Construction begins on Phase 2 (spring)
  • 2024
    • Construction completed on Phase 2 complete (fall)

Benefits

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

News

Contact

Connect with Alberta Transportation and Economic Corridors’ Peace Region Office:

Hours: 8:15 am to 4:30 pm (open Monday to Friday, closed statutory holidays)
Phone: 780-624-6280
Toll free: 310-0000 before the number (in Alberta)
Email: [email protected]

Address:
Alberta Transportation and Economic Corridors
Peace Region
1st Floor, Room 102, Provincial Building
9621 96 Avenue
Peace River, Alberta  T8S 1T4

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