The City of Airdrie is pleased to announce that we are preparing a contract agreement for Ellis-Don Construction Services Inc. to construct the 40th Avenue and QEII interchange.
On Jan. 18, Council gave second and third readings to the debenture borrowing bylaw. The bylaw, by policy, will become valid after 30 days (on Feb. 18, 2021). The funding commitment, from City Council, demonstrates the importance of this project for Airdrie, both for today and into the future.
The scope of work for the interchange is on the attached map.
Construction on the interchange is expected to begin in Q2 2021 with a completion date of Q3 2023. A milestone schedule will be posted on the City website once a contract has been awarded to the successful contractor.
The 40th Ave Interchange is a key component to the ultimate transportation network. The additional network capacity will reduce traffic congestion along the City existing arterial corridors, including access to QEII. The new interchange will remove transportation as a barrier, within the near and medium term for residents and businesses as Airdrie grows.
The construction of the interchange will benefit future land developments in the area that are currently constrained due to transportation capacity. The new interchange will provide critical transportation infrastructure that will support development of future lands. This project will benefit a future development area about 7,500 acres of land in size, which will yield about 36,000 residential units, 2,100 acres of industrial and 400 acres of commercial development over a 30-year period.
The construction of the new interchange at QEII Highway and 40th Avenue in Airdrie will immediately improve safety and provide more than 300 jobs.
For more information about this project, please contact City of Airdrie Capital Projects Office at 403.948.8825 or firstname.lastname@example.org.