Edmonton, Alberta – Federal funding has been announced for construction of a roadway interchange in Edmonton. The $168.6 million project at the ring road Anthony Henday Drive SW and Stony Plain Road is set to begin on April 1 and open in the fall of 2011.

The interchange will be a full systems interchange, with free flow in all directions, and seven bridges. The project will relieve considerable congestion and improve safety at the location. Construction on Anthony Henday Drive will extend from Whitemud Drive to south of Yellowhead Trail in west Edmonton.

“The government of Canada is supporting infrastructure projects that will boost the economy and create jobs for Canada,” said Rob Merrifield, Minister of State (Transport). “We are working together with Alberta to put this interchange on the fast track in order to provide opportunities for the people of the province and promote long-term economic growth.”

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