Dangerous ‘Cardiff Corner’ getting traffic safety upgrades
EDMONTON – A dangerous intersection north of Edmonton will see some major upgrades completed by September.
The intersection of Cardiff Road and Highway 2 near Morinville is getting traffic lights, guard rails, and street lights to improve safety.
The speed limit is also being lowered from 100 km/h to 80 km/h.
The project will cost the province about $1 million.
In November 2013, after a meeting between then-Transportation Minister Ric McIver, MLA Maureen Kubinec, and representatives from Sturgeon County and the Town of Morinville, the government announced it would be making improvements to the intersection.
Construction will begin this spring and is expected to be done by September.
In the summer of 2011, the province announced a $38 million interchange to improve the intersection, but following March’s provincial budget, the Highway 2 overpass project was put on hold.
© Shaw Media, 2014