First phase of the Nisku Spine Road unveiled
Nov. 23, 2015 – Federal and municipal partnership makes road extension possible
Leduc County unveiled the first of four phases of the Nisku Spine Road, the largest-ever capital project in county history.
Construction of phase 1A-i began in May 2015 and cost roughly $15 million. The Government of Canada is contributed roughly $6 million through the Building Canada FundMajor Infrastructure Component with Leduc County providing the remaining funds.
“The Nisku Spine Road is a significant regional roadway and we look forward to continuing discussions with the federal government to further the project,” says Leduc County Mayor John Whaley. “This roadway will have great benefits in the region, including connecting goods and people more efficiently and enabling further economic development and diversification in the area.”
Phase 1A-i runs nearly 1.9 kilometres from Township Road 510 north to 37 Avenue in Nisku, and includes intersection improvements and the construction of traffic lights at the intersection of the Nisku Spine Road and Township Road 510. The project will replace a seven-metre wide, two-lane rural standard road with a four-lane cross section.
The Nisku Spine Road is located within the Nisku Industrial Business Park and is a major economic driver within the capital region, housing more than 450 local, national and international businesses and providing employment to roughly 25,000 people. Roughly 35,000 vehicles enter and leave Nisku daily.
When construction is complete, the Nisku Spine Road will serve as a major transportation corridor in the capital region, spanning 23 kilometres from 41 Avenue SW in Edmonton south through Nisku to Highway 2A south of the City of Leduc.