Julia Parrish, CTVedmonton.ca
Premier Alison Redford made a stop in Fort McMurray Tuesday, and named a special adviser to the improvement of Highway 63 – also dubbed the ‘Highway of Death’.
Redford planned to meet with Fort McMurray Mayor Melissa Blake, and Fort McMurray-Wood Buffalo MLA Mike Allen – to talk about expediting the process of twinning the main thoroughfare between the northern city and Edmonton.
At the meeting, the premier named MLA Allen special adviser to the Minister of Transportation on the issue.
The premier said MLA Allen will advise Minister Ric McIver with specific recommendations on ways to speed up the process of twinning the highway.