June 9, 2014 7:12 pm
Updated: June 9, 2014 7:13 pm

Dangerous ‘Cardiff Corner’ getting traffic safety upgrades

Intersection of Cardiff Road and Highway 2, near Morinville.

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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.

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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.

READ MORE: Highway 2’s Cardiff Road intersection to get new signals 

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.

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