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Alberta, Saskatchewan to add passing lanes on Highway 17 – Truck News

Alberta and Saskatchewan will work together on a Highway 17 passing lanes project north of Lloydminster, announced Devin Dreeshen, Alberta’s minister of transportation and economic corridors and Lori Carr, Saskatchewan highways minister.

The project is moving forward after the two provinces signed the Collaboration on the Advancement of Economic Corridors Memorandum of Understanding, according to a news release.

Once completed, the highway will have three sets of new passing lanes installed on a 46.75 km-long segment of Highway 17 stretching from the City of Lloydminster and heading north. Like Lloydminster, Highway 17 also straddles the Alberta-Saskatchewan border.

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The project’s design is expected to be completed in 2025. Tendering will follow with on-road construction expected no earlier than 2025. The project’s cost won’t be known until the design and tendering are completed.

Traffic on Highway 17 currently ranges from approximately 1,700 to 6,000 vehicles per day. Some of the key transportation users in the area include commuters, along with the agricultural and energy sectors.

The governments of Alberta and Saskatchewan have also been collaborating on plans to complete the La Loche to Fort McMurray all-weather road, which is known as Highway 956 near Garson Lake, Sask.


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