Edmonton, Alberta – A groundbreaking ceremony has marked the start of construction of two interchanges on Edmonton’s Anthony Henday Drive, to relieve traffic congestion and improve safety.

The governments of Canada and Alberta will each contribute $22.3 million to the project, which is scheduled to be completed in the fall of 2011.

“The new interchanges at Callingwood Road and Lessard Road will improve safety for motorists and relieve congestion on the southwest section of Anthony Henday Drive,” said Luke Ouellette, Alberta Minister of Transportation. “By starting the project this year, the two interchanges will open alongside the Stony Plain Road interchange and the new 21-kilometre northwest leg of the Henday in fall 2011.”

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