Construction underway for next phase of the Nisku Spine Road
May 11, 2015 – Construction of the next phase of the Nisku Spine Road has officially commenced, marking one of the largest capital projects in Leduc County’s history.
Phase 1A-i is part of the multi-phase Nisku Spine Road project to develop a 23-kilometre, four-lane roadway to connect 41 Avenue SW in Edmonton south through Nisku to Highway 2A south of the City of Leduc.
“Nisku Spine Road will benefit the capital region by providing an alternative transportation corridor to the existing Queen Elizabeth II Highway, improving traffic safety and enhancing economic development opportunities in the region,” says Leduc County Mayor John Whaley.
Once complete, Nisku Spine Road will open new land for development, leverage existing investments and provide significant industry attraction to the region by encouraging new business development.
“Nisku Spine Road will provide much-needed additional capacity for proposed developments in the area, including the CP Intermodal yard in the City of Edmonton, which is currently under construction,” says Des Mryglod, director of Public Works and Engineering.
Phase 1A-i will run 1.86 kilometres from Township Road 510 north to 37 Avenue in Nisku, and will include intersection improvements and the construction of traffic lights at the intersection of Nisku Spine Road and Township Road 510.
This phase of the Nisku Spine Road is $15.1 million and is expected to be complete in October 2015.
Leduc County received a Building Canada Fund-Major Infrastructure Component (BCF-MIC) grant in February that will cover half of the eligible project costs up to a maximum of $9.8 million. Leduc County will cover the remainder of the project costs with funding that was approved in the 2013 budget.