Leduc City Reveals 2A Bypass Plans

  • Dec. 24, 2014 5:00 p.m.

Pipestone Flyer

On Tuesday, December 16th, 2014 the City of Leduc hosted an open house in the William Lede Room in the Civic Center from 5 to 7pm. The city had a number of information posters set up around the room and a number of city officials to help residents with explanations of the project.

This is a long-term project that will start in 2015 and see completion by 2029. This long needed change will move the 2A exit from Highway 2 from its current location to south of the Southfork subdivision. During Stage 1A the connection to Range Road 251 will be temporary closed. Access will be maintained off of Highway 2A at Township Road 492. The Alberta government will be repairing the exit bridge over Highway 2 this spring and the funding for the work on the bridge is already in place and is not dependent on the recent effects on the province’s budget from oil prices.

When the work is completed the current bottleneck caused by the one exit currently in use by Southfork residents will be reduced, as there will be several more exits on the south side of the subdivision. This was the third time since 2009 that plans have been presented to the public for consideration and input. The revised plans included the input from the public, affected landowners, and the two municipalities are now ready to get off the drawing board and into construction.

Leduc County Mayor John Whaley attended the open house and expressed that this project is the result of positive meetings with Leduc City officials and the County. Mayor Whaley earlier in the day had attended a meeting with Edmonton City regarding Edmonton’s proposed annexation of a large portion of Leduc County. This was the first meeting between the two parties and allowed for the exchange of philosophies and establishment of guidelines for future meetings.

The next meeting is scheduled for January 23rd, 2015.

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