Construction of the new Fort Saskatchewan bridge and twinning of Highway 15 will begin this construction season, making it quicker and safer to move people and goods throughout the Industrial Heartland region.
Twinning of Highway 15 will be finished by the end of this year. The new bridge will be open to traffic in 2021.
“The City of Fort Saskatchewan is pleased to see the tender finalized for the twinning of Highway 15,” said Gale Katchur, mayor, City of Fort Saskatchewan. “While not within our borders, many of our residents will be thrilled to see this work go ahead. We also look forward to the contract for bridge twinning being awarded as that will improve the safety of motorists entering our community.”
The twinning of Highway 15 will involve twinning the remaining three kilometres of the two-lane section of Highway 15 toward Edmonton, between east of the intersection at Highway 15 and Highway 28A and west of the intersection at Highway 15 and Highway 37. Tendering has been completed for the project.
The Fort Saskatchewan bridge includes:
- Building a second bridge over the North Saskatchewan River between east of the intersection at Highway 15 and Highway 37, crossing the North Saskatchewan River, and east of the 99 Avenue overpass in Fort Saskatchewan; and
- Twinning the remaining three kilometres of Highway 15 leading to the new bridge.
Tendering for the project has been advertised. The River Valley Alliance is contributing funds for a pedestrian crossing on the bridge.
Together, the projects are expected to cost $120 million to $150 million.