Province giving $33 million for the Leduc Interchange
It's been at the top of Leduc's priority list for years and soon it could be a reality.
The new interchange at 65 Avenue and Highway 2 is expected to attract $600 million in new investment and create around 8,300 jobs.
Premier Rachel Notley announced they will be giving $33 million for the interchange project.
Leduc Mayor Bob Young tells The One News after years of advocating for this it's extremely gratifying to get provincial funding for this project.
"It's amazing, this is going to do so much for our community, this opens up our north business park on the west side of the highway, this opens up the south airport land and this means that trucks going from the east part of Leduc will be able to get on the highway to without having to go through Nisku so this is a huge event for the City of Leduc" says Young.
The province and the city of Leduc and the International airport have shared costs for planning and design of $3.6 million in the estimated design cost and $412,000 for the previous planning study.
Young says they will take this proposal to Ottawa for more funding help and if they're able to get federal money they could start construction in the spring.
Young says it takes two years to plan the overpass and if they can get a federal grant they could start construction this spring. (JSL/THE ONE NEWS)