Official statement from Mayor Bob Young
Friday, January 25, 2019
“The 65th Avenue Interchange is a significant investment that will help our region in reaching its full economic potential, and I am very proud to be a part of a community, a region and a province that have been working collectively toward this common goal.
“The Interchange will provide additional access points to the airport and the surrounding lands, enabling the development of commercial infrastructure and further diversifying economic development in and around EIA and our region. It will also help expand logistical and transportation networks for new and existing businesses.
“Locally, the interchange is projected to pave the way in generating $600 million in investment growth for our region, including 4,000 new construction jobs and 4,300 permanent, multi-sector jobs.
“On a larger scale, this interchange is just one critical piece of a much larger national trade corridor that includes the Nisku Spine Road. We will continue to work with our partners, Leduc County, to ensure we get this trade corridor completed.
“Together, we are not only creating a physical connection for our transportation corridors, but also a meaningful connection to the global marketplace. This is a very exciting time for our region, and we should all be very proud. “
Nikki Booth, Manager of Communications and Marketing Services