West Provincial Highway Projects
Grande Prairie Bypass
Design is complete and construction is underway to complete the bypass around Grande Prairie on Highway 43X at an estimated cost of $48 million. This project, which is expected to take two years, will help alleviate traffic on Highway 43 through the city of Grande Prairie. It will reduce congestion and improve traffic flow and safety for travellers, local residents and businesses.
A portion of the bypass was previously constructed from the intersection of Highway 43/Highway 2 west to 116 Street. This project completes the remaining 12 kilometres from 116 Street to Richmond Hill (Highway 43 west of Grande Prairie).
Location: Highway 43X, from the Junction of Highway 43/Highway 2 to Richmond Hill (Highway 43 west of Grande Prairie).
Description: The construction of Highway 43X from west of 116 Street (RR 63) to Highway 43 at Richmond Hill, approximately 12.1 kilometres, will complete the City of Grande Prairie bypass.
Construction on the four lane divided highway will include among other work:
- granular base course
- intersection improvements – Highway 43X/116th Street, Highway 43X/Highway 43 at Richmond Hill
- bridge structures
- bridge culverts
- service roads
Three bridges will cross the Bear Creek, two on Highway 43X and one on Township Rd 722.
Schedule: Design is complete and construction is underway.
Contractor: Greenfield Construction Ltd.
Contract Value: $39 million
For more information contact: Allen Spinney, P.Eng., Construction Engineer, Alberta Transportation at: [email protected]