Redford to announce plan for Highway 63

Posted by on May 22, 2012 in News Coverage, Progress | No Comments
Redford to announce plan for Highway 63

CBC News

Fort McMurray residents are looking for answers from Alberta’s premier today on improvements to Highway 63.

Alison Redford is visiting the northern city later this morning to discuss plans to speed up twinning the dangerous highway.

Thousands attended a rally two weeks ago demanding improvements following a head-on crash that killed seven people on April 27.

“I think we all just really want a timeline of when the twinning will be done,” said Nicole Auser who helped organize the rally. “We also want to hear the steps that have been taken to make it go faster and maybe even some steps that have been taken to make the highway safer in the meantime.”

Redford will meet with Mayor Melissa Blake and MLA Mike Allen.

All three will hold a news conference at noon Tuesday to discuss the need to expedite the twinning and enhance the safety of Highway 63.

On Monday Transportation Minister Ric McIver told CBC News an announcement on twinning the highway was imminent.

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