This release was issued under a previous government.

This milestone marks an end to the Confederation Way signaled intersection, which served detoured traffic during the last two months and before public access to the new interchange was first available   last fall.

Confederation Way interchange

Fort McMurray
Date: September 24
Time: Prior to afternoon rush hour, weather permitting

  • Access will be restored to the remaining two lanes of eastbound traffic on the overpass that were closed during tie-in work to improve the safety of the interchange.
  • While final paving continues, at least two lanes of Confederation Way will be available in both directions at all times over the bridge.
  • To improve traffic flow during morning rush hour, three lanes will be available for eastbound Confederation Way accessing Highway 63.


Additional information

  • Once the interchange is complete, the traffic signals will be removed and the former Confederation Way approach to the intersection, located west of Highway 63, will be demolished.
  • Northbound Highway 63 access to local businesses will be maintained. Southbound Highway 63 access to east of the former intersection will be restored when the new service roads are completed in late October.
  • Work at Confederation Way is part of a $220 million project to improve Fort McMurray traffic by building two new interchanges and expanding Highway 63 to six lanes between Athabasca River and north of Confederation Way.  
  • Weather permitting, these improvements are expected to be complete by the end of October 2013.
  • Many Highway 63 projects are currently under construction to support market access and economic opportunities throughout Alberta.

Related Information

Highway 63 projects

Northeast Alberta provincial highway projects


Confederation Way interchange project

Map: Highway 63 project updates

Map: Highway 63 from Confederation Way to Morrison Street project overview

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