Big price tag to improve Yellowhead Trail

EDMONTON- It could cost more than $800 million to unclog congestion on one of Edmonton’s key east-west thoroughfares.

A long-term plan for transforming the Yellowhead Trail into a freeway was submitted to councillors on Tuesday, with estimated costs ranging from $687 million to $823 provided the project is undertaken in the near term. Time and inflation could drive up the cost to $1.1 billion over 15 years, councillors were told.

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