Twinning Hwy 3 in Southern Alberta has jumped to the beginning of the line and become a top priority for the provincial trucking association.
With more than 200 km requiring twinning to enhance a safer commute and flow for commercial trucks, Alberta Motor Transport Association (AMTA) president Chris Nash said continued growth along the highway corridor has made the infrastructure upgrade a necessity.
Studies of the Hwy 3 corridor were completed by the Highway 3 Twinning Development Association (H3TDA), which identified 13 sections in need of an upgrade. Some sections of the highway have been twinned, but additional environmental and historical planning needs to be conducted to proceed with the remaining 200 km, which includes the section from Medicine Hat, Alta., to the B.C. border.