August 30, 2006


Canada and Alberta to twin Highway 63 to improve traffic safety

Fort McMurray, Alberta – The Government of Canada has announced its commitment to investing up to $150 million toward the cost of twinning a 146-km section of Highway 63 in Alberta. The Alberta government will provide the remaining $170 million.

The project consists of the design and construction of two additional lanes to the existing two-lane Highway 63 from Highway 55, near Grassland, to north of Mariana Lake. The Alberta government will also pay the full cost, estimated at $360 million, to twin the remaining stretch of Highway 63 from north of Mariana Lake to Fort McMurray. The improvements will result in a safer and more efficient road system.

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