Good news for drivers heading east on Highway 43, the speed limit through Sturgeon Lake Cree Nation is up to 110 kilometres an hour as of today.
Both lanes of the newly twinned highway opened in September, and Nancy Beasley Hosker with Alberta Transportation says almost all of the remaining work is done.
“There are still some pieces left to do, but they don’t require the speed limit to be reduced throughout the whole project. There’s a little bit of paving left to be done, and there’s also some line painting that will be done.”
During the week of October 20th they’ll also be working on guard rails, which will mean lane and speed reductions during regular work hours.
In total, 20 kilometres between has been four-laned at a cost of $78 million.
It completes an uninterupted stretch of highway between Grande Prairie and the Montana border.