Hwy 13 & Hwy 814 Intersection Improvements

The City of Wetaskiwin recognizes that the safety of the Highway 13 and Highway 814 intersection is a priority for the community of Wetaskiwin. In support of that, the City has created a web page exclusively dedicated to updating the community on upcoming safety improvements for this intersection.

What's Happening Now

  • Speed Limit Reduction
    A speed limit reduction is planned for the portion of Highway 13 running along the north boundary of Wetaskiwin as part of the overall safety improvements slated for the Highway 13 and Highway 814 intersection (the City is waiting on final approval from the Province on this). Once final approval is granted, the posted speed along Highway 13 from 36 Street to Highway 2A, as well as Highway 2A south from Highway 13 to Centennial Drive, will be lowered to 60 km/hour.

    The map below outlines which areas will see the speed limit lowered to 60 km/hr (yellow).

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  • Tender for Construction
    The City is currently issuing the tender for the intersection improvement design previously approved by Council (Option 3 in the Intersection Analysis Report). More information will be available once the tender has been awarded,

History

  • May 2019: Wetaskiwin City Council allocated $36,000 from the budget for a detailed design of the Highway 814 and Highway 13 intersection, including feasible improvement options.
  • August 2019: The intersection analysis report—conducted by McElhanney Ltd.—was presented to Wetaskiwin City Council. Four feasible improvement options were included in the report. City Council preferred Option 3 and directed Administration to continue negotiating cost sharing with the Province of Alberta and County of Wetaskiwin using this option.

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