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Coliseum next, please and thank you!
We're stuck with Coliseum as-is until Exhibition Lands redevelopment is in full swing, unfortunately.
 
Anyone know what's happening on Highway 16A on either side of Acheson? Signs up for intersection improvements at Spruce Valley Road and Bevington Road. Parkland County's capital budget document mentions that traffic lights will be installed among the other works. Are they really going to put lights all the way down 16A?!
 
Bear Hills Casino on the QEII near Wetaskiwin should open soon.


 
Curious to see how it does given its rather odd location.

That said, I know that I will go check it out when I grab a snack from the shack.
 
Sounds like Dawson, Low Level and 98 ave bridges all might get rehab projects starting this year if not next, depending on engineering
 
Sounds like Dawson, Low Level and 98 ave bridges all might get rehab projects starting this year if not next, depending on engineering
I thought we all agreed upon the Low level was indeed getting re-habbed this year? No? Additionally, the entire road system of McDougall Hill and Rossdale Roads just as you get off the Low level going north is a complete and utter cluster@uck! I don’t recall any of those roads EVER getting paid in my entire life! Going up McDougall can best be described as “3rd world?” Plus with the giant Hydrogen conference happening this week…..that hill, that hill is the best we got? Grrrrrrr!!!!!!
 
I thought we all agreed upon the Low level was indeed getting re-habbed this year? No? Additionally, the entire road system of McDougall Hill and Rossdale Roads just as you get off the Low level going north is a complete and utter cluster@uck! I don’t recall any of those roads EVER getting paid in my entire life! Going up McDougall can best be described as “3rd world?” Plus with the giant Hydrogen conference happening this week…..that hill, that hill is the best we got? Grrrrrrr!!!!!!
Yeah, boggles my mind how that hill hasn't been re-paved in...forever. It's like driving on a country backroad with how bumpy it is!
 
Bear Hills Casino on the QEII near Wetaskiwin should open soon.


I know one of the former band administrators, this casino licence is one of the last that any First Nation holds in Alberta. They've been planning this for 15 years. Glad they got it done, but also curious how it does.
 
I drove by it on Saturday, looked to me like some parking lot paving and some other minor work would have them in business.
 

Highways 63 and 881 are the only highways leading south out of Fort McMurray.

Premier Danielle Smith told reporters on Wednesday that early work is underway for an alternative route of out Fort McMurray.

We have commenced a process to do consultation on Highway 686, which would link the Peace Region to Fort McMurray,” Smith said.

Smith said the route has not been decided yet, as it is too early in the planning stages.

Adding another route out of Fort McMurray is something that was considered under Rachel Notley’s NDP government.

“It wasn’t looking at a completely different direction out,” Notley said Wednesday. “It was just a different exit that looped around and connected with (Highway) 63 farther south.”
 
It's another empty promise. One possible solution could be an east ring road (depending on terrain) which would have another river crossing and exiting at Highway 69.
 
The whole idea of an alternative route out of Fort Mac is to avoid the Hwy 63 route going south - a ring road would be defeating the purpose.
A highway west to Peerless Lake is desirable. Is it doable construction-wise?
 
There's only one Athabasca River crossing at Fort McMurray. There have been expansions with Highway 63; It looks like Parsons Creek Road (the start of Highway 686) could be the start of the route to Peerless Lake and Peace River.
 

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