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Advocating for roads and infrastructure - 40th Ave interchange

The interchange at Highway 2 and 40th Avenue was identified by the Province as a necessary project in the early 2000’s. In 2019, the project was ranked #2 in a study of critical North Calgary Regional Transportation projects.

Significant growth pressure and traffic congestion on local roadways led the City of Airdrie to move forward on this project in 2021. The $65 million project is on budget and on schedule for completion in the fall of 2023.

The provincial government contributed $29.6 million in funding for construction and the  purchase of the land necessary for this investment.

Once complete, the bridge over the QEII must be turned over to the Province and listed as a provincial asset as it sits within the provincial highway corridor. Alberta Budget 2023 includes $71 million to account for this asset. This is being called an accounting 'oddity'.

Similar projects in other municipalities are usually fully funded by the Province.

  • A recently announced $148 million overpass in Balzac at RR 566 Cross Iron Mills (ranked #8 on the North Calgary Regional Transportation Study) will be fully funded by the Province, requiring no further contribution from Rocky View County residents.
  • A similar interchange in Leduc was 86% funded by the Province. Leduc residents paid just over $13 million for the project.

How can you support Airdrie’s advocacy efforts for fair infrastructure funding?

  • Write a letter - Send letters or emails to your MLA, Cabinet Ministers, the Premier or a Letter to the Editor in the newspaper
  • Spread the word - Share this page and the City's social media posts to help inform others
  • Check back often - watch this page for updates and new advocacy efforts

Use the contact info below to reach out to your Premier, MLA and other key Provincial officials.

MLA Airdrie East Angela Pitt - Airdrie.East@assembly.ab.ca

Minister of Infrastructure and MLA Airdrie-Cochrane Pete Guthrie - Airdrie.Cochrane@assembly.ab.ca

Minister of Transportation and Economic Corridors  Devin Dreeshen- transportation.minister@gov.ab.ca

Premier Danielle Smith - premier@gov.ab.ca