The Government of Alberta is providing funding for the reconstruction of Highway 628 west of Edmonton.
This 15-kilometre section of highway between Campsite Road and Edmonton’s west city limits has seen an increasing volume of motorists from Stony Plain, Spruce Grove, and Parkland County.
“As these communities continue to grow, it’s important that our transportation infrastructure keep pace,” said Brian Mason, Minister of Transportation. “The Highway 628 project will improve safety and reduce commute times and congestion as people make their way to visit family or friends, go to medical appointments or do their grocery shopping.”
Traffic volume on Highway 628 east of Highway 60 is currently about 5,000 vehicles per day.
Roughly 630 vehicles travel west of Highway 60 each day. Current maintenance costs for the highway are more than $400,000 per year.
“We are thrilled and encouraged by the announcement of the highly anticipated reconstruction of Highway 628,” said Rod Shaiger, mayor of Parkland County. “This realignment and reconstruction will not only help improve traffic flow along the highway, reducing commute times and congestion, but even more importantly – it will improve safety for all motorists in the region.”
Realignment and reconstruction of the highway will be completed in two stages:
- Between 231 Street at the west end of Whitemud Drive in Edmonton to Highway 60.
- Between Highway 60 and Campsite Road south of Spruce Grove.
Land purchase and relocation of utilities will begin in 2019 and construction could start in 2021. Construction is expected to take four to six years to complete and will support more than 350 direct and indirect jobs.