Alberta funds new study on twinning Crowsnest Highway
Posted: June 21, 2016 by Today's Trucking Staff
LETHBRIDGE, AB – Alberta is investing nearly $10,000 for an updated cost-benefit study about twinning Hwy. 3, also known as the Crowsnest Highway.
Approximately 115 of the 325 kilometers of Highway 3 are already twinned between Fort Macleod and Taber. Twinning, which creates an indentical parallel road, aims to cut congestion and improve safety, the province said.
The new study under the Highway 3 Twinning Development Association will update a 2002 Van Horne Institute study, which examined the estimated cost of the twinning project and the economic benefits to the southeastern region if Highway 3 were twinned from Medicine Hat to the British Columbia border. The new study will modernize the previous figures.
“Alberta’s transportation network is vital to our economy, facilitating trade and connecting people and communities. Highway 3 is a key piece of this network, and I’m pleased to bring this important study forward,” announced Brian Mason, Minister of Transportation and Infrastructure.