2017 Jasper National Park Infrastructure – March 14, 2017

2017 Jasper National Park Infrastructure

March 14, 2017

OTTAWA:  Jim Eglinski, Member of Parliament for Yellowhead, is pleased to advise that Jasper National Park will receive a grand total of $78.8M in infrastructure for the following projects:

Road Reconstruction: Estimated total: $17.5M
This involves a detailed study and subsequent construction on the following roads: Pyramid Lake, Maintenance Compound, Marmot, and Highway 93A.

Trans-Canada Yellowhead Highway (Highway #16) Rehabilitation: Estimated total: $19.5M
This multi-year project will rehabilitate sections of Highway #16 in Jasper National Park to improve roadway safety and reliability. Work is expected to include such things as intersection improvements, including traffic lights at Maligne Road, slope stabilisation, passing lanes, paving and other associated works.

East Gate Redevelopment: Estimated total: $4.5M
This will assess and monitor existing traffic patterns to inform the design work to alleviate chronic wait times at the East Gate, which is located on the Trans-Canada Yellowhead Highway (Highway #16). The design could include such things as an additional kiosk, new lane design inclusive of a by-pass lane, and/or overhead information signage.

Icefield Centre Glacier Gallery Recapitalization: Estimated total: $1.5M
This will recapitalize the exhibits and displays within the Glacier Gallery located in the lower level of the Icefield Centre and outside the building. Additionally, it will support the creation of an interpretive play area – a connected, interactive and fun experience within the interior and exterior of the Icefield Centre.

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