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Old Posted Dec 3, 2017, 1:00 AM
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^Are there any plans to 6-lane Highway 2 around Red Deer (Gasoline Alley to say Lacombe) in the next ten years ?
It wouldn't surprise me if there was. This improvement puts a little bit more six laning in (up to 32st) if I'm not mistaken.
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^Are there any plans to 6-lane Highway 2 around Red Deer (Gasoline Alley to say Lacombe) in the next ten years ?
Why yes there is! Not sure if it will all be done within 10 years tho. I find it highly unlikely. The current plan is to 6-lane QEII from 597 (Blackfalds overpass) to Highway 42 (Penhold overpass).

Good info in the link below. You will notice the requirements for 6 laneing this section of QEII are way, way overdue. (Page ES-2 of the document.)

http://www.transportation.alberta.ca...26LaningES.pdf
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^Thanks for that link - very interesting.
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^Thanks for that link - very interesting.
How committed is the current government to actually proceeding with this expansion? It's clearly needed based on the report. Given how slow government is to act I hope that when this project is undertaken they go straight to 8 lanes and a minimum of 10 lanes through Calgary!
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^Thanks for that link - very interesting.
No worries. It is an eye opener for sure.

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How committed is the current government to actually proceeding with this expansion? It's clearly needed based on the report. Given how slow government is to act I hope that when this project is undertaken they go straight to 8 lanes and a minimum of 10 lanes through Calgary!
After the current project finishes (new interchange at Gaetz/QEII), there will be 6 lanes from the south end of Gasoline Alley all the way up to 32nd street overpass. Still lots of work to be done after that to get that stretch of QEII up to what the document says.

I highly doubt it will all be done in the next 10 years.
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As a frequent traveller to BC I'd love for the whole section to Kamloops be improved, it's such a beautiful drive but such an awful road. So much nicer than the Yellowhead, but the last time we drove it traffic was a nightmare
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^ I think you meant to post that in the "BC Highway Construction" thread 240.
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