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Peace River Bridge Twinning

Peace River, Alberta

The contract for the Peace River Bridge twinning project was awarded to Flatiron-Aecon Joint Venture (FAJV) with a modified tender bid price of more than $148 million. Improving access to key resource industry areas in northern Alberta, the Peace River Bridge project includes the construction of a new bridge structure, with traffic flowing west through Peace River on the new bridge and east through Peace River on the existing bridge twinning 1.6 kilometres of Highway 2 through Peace River, Alberta.

CLIENT
Alberta Transportation

VALUE
$148 million

START DATE
December 2018

ESTIMATED COMPLETION
2020

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1.6
KM TWINNING OF HIGHWAY 2
THROUGH PEACE RIVER

17K
VEHICLES PER DAY ON BRIDGE

70
KM DISTANCE TO CLOSEST ALTERNATE ROUTE TO CROSS PEACE RIVER

The project includes:
  • Construction of a new bridge structure, with traffic flowing west through Peace River on the new bridge and east through Peace River on the existing bridge
  • Twinning of 1.6 km of Highway 2 through Peace River
  • Highway 2 interchange improvements at 98 Street and Highway 684 (Shaftesbury)
  • 98 Street upgrades with new traffic circles
  • A pedestrian walkway built underneath the new bridge

The Peace River bridge is a high-traffic structure that is part of the National Highway System. The bridge sees more than 17,000 vehicles per day, including industry and agriculture traffic. The nearest alternate route to cross the Peace River involves a 70-km detour. Peace River’s hospital is located on one side of the bridge with schools, fire and police services on the other. This means that access to emergency services is an issue when a collision or bridge maintenance occurs. Twinning the Peace River Bridge will:

  • Address emergency access and ease congestion within the Peace River community
  • Provide improved access to key resource industry areas in northern Alberta
  • Reduce congestion
  • Improve traffic flow and safety for travellers, local residents and businesses
  • Create hundreds of employment opportunities in the region

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