City optimistic they'll get funding soon for 65 Ave Overpass

Leduc hopeful they'll get federal and provincial funding for the 65 Ave overpass

It's been in the works for a number of years and could finally become a reality very soon.

Construction of a 65 Ave overpass will cost $75 million but the city says it can't move forward unless it gets funding from both the provincial and federal governments.

The City's General Manager of Infrastructure and Planning Mike Pieters tells The One News the major benefits that will come with this project.

"Basically the economic development is a big part of why we need this project to create that other east-west corridor, by opening this up we're going to be growing our tax base so we can basically provide the services that people want," says Pieters.

Pieters says based on conversations he's had he's optimistic they'll get the needed funds soon and once that happens construction could begin as early as next year.

The project is important because it will serve as a connection between the airport, Edmonton, Nisku, and Leduc.

It's also important according to Pieters for the CANAMEX Corridor.

The CANAMEX Trade Corridor includes parts of Highway 2,3,4, 216 and 16.

The full design should be completed by the end of next year.  (JSL/THE ONE NEWS)

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