Breakthough! New pavement for Hwy. 2 this summer

Leader staff

Good news on the sad state of Hwy. 2 came last Thursday from Lesser Slave MLA Pat Rehn. We’re getting some new pavement!

Rehn announced three sections of new asphalt in a social media post.

It looks like this: A 12 kilometre section east and west of the intersection with Hwy. 33 (near Kinuso), a 14-kilometre chunk on either side of the Hwy. 88 intersection and 11 kilometres near Canyon Creek.

Rehn thanked constituents for speaking up on the state of the roads, saying it helped.

As for Highway 88, Rehn said, “We continue to monitor Highway 88 bridges and culverts, at this time, we will continue to monitor and maintain those sections of highway as needed.”

“This is a great start,” says Slave Lake Mayor Tyler Warman, “and we look forward to a continued investment by the Province of Alberta in our region to ensure our residents can use these highways safely.”

M.D. of Lesser Slave River Reeve Murray Kerik has been pushing hard for action on area highways. Needless to say, he is quite pleased.

“It’s good to know our MLA has been pushing this issue for us!” Kerik says.
“Hopefully this is a sign of many improvements to come our way, as we have many road and bridge issues facing us. I understand this includes some much needed repairs on Hwy 88 as well.”

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