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Wednesday, May 12, 2021

New Queen Elizabeth II Highway and 40th Avenue Interchange will improve transportation access for the rapidly growing community of Airdrie

Airdrie Interchange

Construction is now underway for a new access point interchange at Queen Elizabeth II Highway and 40th Avenue, located just north of Calgary, AB. The City of Airdrie, in partnership with Alberta Transportation, will be constructing this interchange. The Alberta Government is investing over $20 million for the much needed project, with $62 million funded by the City of Airdrie. The construction contract was awarded to EllisDon. Associated Engineering is continuing to provide engineering consulting, design services, and construction administration services.

As one of the Alberta’s fastest growing communities, Airdrie has seen traffic increase on the highway near 40th Avenue by about 30% since 2014, and increased congestion accessing the highway has been a constant source of frustration for drivers, particularly during rush hours. The new interchange will benefit the community by improving access for residents to their communities and businesses.

Airdrie Interchange

“Delivering the new highway interchange is important to us as we have a strong commitment to Airdrie, and we know this project is going to provide better access by improving traffic flow and supporting economic growth."

Once constructed, the 40th Avenue corridor will connect the east and west sides of Airdrie and provide a vital southern link to-and-from Calgary. This project involves the realignment of Nose Creek, shallow utility relocations, earthworks, stormwater management facilities, roadworks, and construction of five main bridge structures. 

Our construction team is led by Peter Grant, an experienced project manager with over 22 years experience managing the design and construction phase of major infrastructure projects. Peter will be supported by Scott Etzel (Transportation), Lisbeth Medina (Civil), Larry Mouland (Structures), Howard Mariano (Electrical) and many others.

Airdrie Interchange

Associated has been providing engineering services on this project since 2016 and is currently working in partnership with Tetra Tech, TDM Engineering, and ISL Engineering to provide the construction engineering support for the City of Airdrie and the contractor.  The largest civil project in recent history for the City of Airdrie is expected to be completed by 2023.