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The need for a new bridge over the
North Saskatchewan River, between Edmonton and Fort Saskatchewan, was
identified in a 2011 study
for the Capital
Region Board CRB). The CRB is responsible
for creating and coordinating regional growth plans for the Edmonton area. This future bridge, in the northeast part of
the Edmonton region, will join Edmonton and Strathcona County by connecting
Highways 15 (Manning Drive), 28A and 21.
It will provide an alternate route over the river and improve access to
Highway 63 leading north.
project involves a partnership of four municipalities and the Province of
County, City of Edmonton, City of Fort Saskatchewan with the first step in the planning process for this river crossing:
The Northeast River Crossing Functional Planning Study. This study will
identify the long term needs of the area, and recommend an approximate location
for the future bridge and connecting roads.
The study will run from January
2017 to December 2018. It will involve
gathering feedback from local stakeholders and the public.
Public consultation and engagement will be available for the
residents of the four municipalities during the two-year study. Input from stakeholders, and the public, will
inform the study recommendations for the region's future growth and
David Becker, Project Officer
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