Leduc County supports critical regional transportation infrastructure
Jan. 13, 2014 — Leduc County seeks to clarify its involvement in critical regional transportation projects, in light of incorrect information being presented at the Realtors Association of Edmonton’s 2014 Housing Forecast Seminar held on Jan. 8, 2014.
The Queen Elizabeth II Highway and 41 Avenue SW interchange, bordering Leduc County to the north, is a critical regional transportation project. Leduc County did not contribute funds to this project, as it is provincial infrastructure, but will contribute significant funds to the connecting infrastructure, which encompasses the regional roadways running to and from the interchange.
- Leduc County is funding the $73-million Nisku Spine Road, which will be a four-lane road linking the Nisku Industrial Business Park to the 41 Avenue SW interchange and the new CP Intermodal Yard in the City of Edmonton. Future development will connect the Nisku Spine Road to the Leduc Business Park.
- Leduc County sent a letter to the City of Edmonton last year offering to share the estimated $6-to-8 million cost to upgrade the portion of the 41 Avenue (Township Road 512) running east from the 41 Avenue SW interchange to the Nisku Spine Road.
Leduc County has planned for and contributed to these regional infrastructure projects, as it believes this road infrastructure is critical to efficiently moving people, goods and services throughout the region. Leduc County remains committed to working collaboratively with its neighbours to find and develop regional solutions for all residents and businesses in the region.