Graham chosen for $112M Alberta interchange project
Nearly 50,000 vehicles travel the stretch of highway each day.
Officials break ground on an interchange project near Leduc, Alta.
- The project is a joint effort between the city of Leduc, Alberta Transportation and the Edmonton Regional Airports Authority.
- It involves a new overpass, on-off ramps, roads and more.
- Work is expected to begin next winter.
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Graham will build the 65th Avenue Interchange project in the city of Leduc.
Graham announced this month that it was selected by the city for the project. The QEII and 65th Avenue Interchange project is a joint effort between the city, Alberta Transportation, and the Edmonton Regional Airports Authority. About 49,700 vehicles travel the stretch of the QEII Highway every day.
Officials anticipate the $112 million project will support 660 jobs.
Key components of the project includes: new overpass over the QEII Highway; new on-off ramps from the QEII Highway; improvements to some existing ramps; intersection improvements at 65 Avenue and 50 Street in Leduc; and, completion of Perimeter Road and 65 Avenue, west of the QEII Highway.
“This project is a massive undertaking and we are confident that Graham Construction LP will deliver exceptional results,” said Bob Young, Leduc mayor. “Once complete, the interchange will offer significant positive economic impacts and infrastructure upgrades that will benefit Leduc for years to come as we continue to grow and attract big business to the area.”
Graham noted that its team is highly experienced in delivering projects of this scope and complexity, including the Macleod Trail Interchange in Calgary, and the Groat Road Bridge and Road Renewals in Edmonton.
“We look forward to partnering with the city of Leduc and Alberta Transportation to deliver this critical infrastructure,” says Tom Cole, Graham’s vice president of Infrastructure. “The interchange will support safety and ease of movement of people and goods and Graham is proud to be part of the project that will bring significant and long-standing benefits to the community.”
Construction is anticipated to take approximately three years and will begin in winter 2023.