Alberta’s government is moving forward with planning and engineering for an interchange at Highway 15 and Highway 830 near Fort Saskatchewan.

“We recognize the important role that the Industrial Heartland region and Highway 15 play in our provincial economy. The new interchange will help ease congestion and improve travel for area industry, which will help attract future investment and development to the region.”

Devin Dreeshen, Minister of Transportation and Economic Corridors

The new interchange project will help ease congestion by separating Highway 830/Range Road 214 from the adjacent CN rail tracks so that northbound and southbound traffic will not need to cross railway tracks or be delayed by passing trains.

“Improvements to this intersection will improve traffic flow, which will benefit both area communities and industry. For years, I have advocated for this intersection, and I’m pleased to see this important project moving forward.”

Jackie Armstrong-Homeniuk, MLA for Fort Saskatchewan-Vegreville

"Budget 2023 funds an engineering study for the Highways 15/830 overpass, which is a key infrastructure cog in the Industrial Heartland economic corridor network. The Industrial Heartland is foundational to Strathcona County’s and Alberta’s prosperity. This critical infrastructure support will keep the Industrial Heartland globally competitive and a magnet for investment.”

Jordan Walker, MLA for Sherwood Park

"We are excited for this announcement and the opportunities it will bring to Strathcona County and the whole Edmonton region. We are confident that this new interchange will increase traffic safety and the flow of goods and contribute significantly to our economic development."

Rod Frank, mayor, Strathcona County

“The intersection of Highway 15 and Secondary Highway 830 is a high traffic location, with heavy industry and residents using this route every day. Upgrading the interchange helps with traffic flow and improved access across Alberta’s Industrial Heartland and keeping our roads safe. This new interchange will ensure that everyone arrives safely at their destinations whether travelling for work or leisure.”

David Diduck, reeve, Lamont County

The project will enhance driver safety, create jobs during construction and support economic development in the region. This planning work is the first step of the project and will involve identifying how the interchange will interact with the adjacent rail line, and the interchange configuration. Utilities that need to be relocated during the project will also be identified.

Budget 2023 secures Alberta’s future by transforming the health-care system to meet people’s needs, supporting Albertans with the high cost of living, keeping our communities safe and driving the economy with more jobs, quality education and continued diversification.

Quick facts

  • Budget 2023 includes $750,000 over the next three years for the planning and engineering of this project.
  • Traffic volume for this intersection totals about 9,970 vehicles a day, about 12 per cent of which is heavy truck traffic.