Province chips in $27M for Ray Gibbon twinning

The provincial government has committed $27.1 million to help twin Ray Gibbon Drive.

Transportation Minister Brian Mason joined city councillors, including Mayor Cathy Heron, at the Enjoy Centre on Monday to announce the funding.

Heron said the city is “delighted” to have finalized a cost-sharing agreement with the province on the road.

“This milestone marks an important step in enabling a regionally significant construction project to move forward that will create jobs, spur economic growth and improve both St. Albert’s and the region’s transportation network,” she stated in a news release.

Mason said widening Ray Gibbon Drive will allow the region’s roads to handle St. Albert’s future growth, as well as the growth of surrounding areas.

“More people are moving here and more businesses are establishing themselves here. This project will help traffic move easier, while creating construction jobs.”

The cost-sharing agreement will see the province take on 50 per cent of the costs of twinning.

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