Yellowhead Trail needs $1 billion overhaul

By ReNew Canada 01:01PM September 28, 2016



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The City of Edmonton has identified a 25-kilometre stretch of Yellowhead Trail in need of an overhaul in order to improve vehicle traffic in the city.

According to a CBC News article, the proposed improvement would cost approximately $1 billion when factoring in design, land purchase, and construction costs.

The city is pushing both the federal and provincial government to provide one-third of the funding for the project, which will take approximately 10 years to complete.

The Yellowhead Trail upgrades would include both new and improved interchanges, widened roadways, and the elimination of signalled intersections.

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