It’s going to get a lot easier to cross the river into Fort Saskatchewan in the next few years.
The province announced Thursday morning that the Highway 15 bridge will be twinned, along with the remaining two-lane section of the road heading towards Edmonton. The plan is to also build a second bridge at the southern entrance to Fort Saskatchewan.
Infrastructure and Transportation Minister Brian Mason said this has been a long time coming.
“We have triggers for when you widen or twin a bridge, and this bridge hit that trigger years and years ago, and nothing was done.”
The way it is now can be a hazard, added Mason.
“There are some serious safety issues with the roads connecting to this bridge, and we’re going to fix that as well.”
Construction should start in 2019, and take about three years to finish.