What do we want for Airdrie?
To help residents easily move around our city as our population grows and remove transportation as a barrier to business location in Airdrie.
What are we working on to get us there?
- The City will work to secure funding for a 40th Avenue interchange and construction of an underpass beneath the railroad tracks on Yankee Valley Boulevard in the next 4 years.
- The City will remove transportation barriers that may prevent businesses from locating in Airdrie. The City will look into options for relocating the weigh scales near Balzac.
On October 15, 2020 Premier Jason Kenney and Minister of Transportation Ric McIver announced additional funding for the 40th Avenue Interchange. Alberta Transportation will contribute up to $21.1 million for this project.
Airdrie City Council has committed the remaining funding for the interchange which demonstrates the importance of this project for Airdrie, both today and into the future. Earlier this year the City of Airdrie worked with BuildForce Canada to determine the economic impact of this interchange project. The report can be found here.
The report outlines the long term economic impact of the construction of the interchange as well as the residential and business development that it facilitates in Airdrie and area. Overall this project will inject more than $18 billion in our local, provincial and national economies over the next thirty years and create more than 70,000 jobs.
The City is working to secure federal infrastructure dollars to help offset the cost of the 40th Avenue Interchange project.
The detailed design of the future 40 Avenue interchange has been approved. Construction on the interchange will begin in early 2021 with a possible completion date of 2024.