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More than 20,000 vehicles a day travel Ray Gibbon Drive, which connects St. Albert with Anthony Henday Drive, the Yellowhead highway and the City of Edmonton.
A new cost-sharing agreement between the Government of Alberta and the City of St. Albert means design work for widening all eight kilometres of Ray Gibbon Drive can begin in 2019, with construction anticipated to begin in 2020.
“People need to be able to get where they want to go in a timely, efficient manner. Widening Ray Gibbon Drive means our roads will be able to handle the growth of communities in St. Albert and the surrounding region. More people are moving here and more businesses are establishing themselves here. This project will help traffic move easier, while creating construction jobs.”
“The City of St. Albert is delighted to have finalized a cost-sharing agreement with the Government of Alberta to partner on widening Ray Gibbon Drive. This milestone marks an important step in enabling a regionally significant construction project to move forward that will create jobs, spur economic growth and improve both St. Albert’s and the region’s transportation network.”
- Twinning Ray Gibbon Drive is one of the top five priorities of the Edmonton Metropolitan Region Board.
- The $54.2-million project will be cost-shared 50-50 between the Government of Alberta and the City of St. Albert ($27.1 million each).
- The project will support 152 direct jobs.