Alberta's Highway 3 Project: A Milestone for Highway Construction

June 18, 2024

A group of Ledcor employees posing for a group photo on the Highway 3 twinning site

Taber, AB – Construction has commenced on the twinning of Highway 3 between Taber and Burdett, marking the beginning of a multi-year project to twin the highway from the B.C. border to Medicine Hat. The expanded highway will enhance safety and increase the corridor’s capacity to accommodate the growing mix of commercial and commuter traffic.

The project involves twinning a 46-kilometer stretch from Taber to Burdett and constructing an 8-kilometer new four-lane divided highway bypassing Grassy Lake. It includes 11 bridges, additional auxiliary lanes, intersection improvements, rest area pullouts, and a service road. The project will involve nearly 3 million cubic meters of grading work, laying 1 million tonnes of granular base materials, and 475,000 tonnes of asphalt concrete pavement using our new lower emission asphalt plant.

Highway 3 is a critical economic corridor, serving as the main east-west link for southern Alberta and connecting Saskatchewan to British Columbia, south of the Trans-Canada Highway. This highway is essential for transporting agricultural products, supporting the agri-business sector in the region, and will facilitate the movement of goods and services in various industries, including agriculture.

This project is anticipated for completion in fall of 2026.


About Ledcor

The Ledcor Group of Companies is one of North America's most diversified construction companies, serving the civil & infrastructure, energy, building, mining, and telecommunications sectors. Ledcor also owns operations in property investment, aviation, and marine transportation services. Ledcor is a privately held, employee-owned company with over 800 employee shareholders. Ledcor employs 9,000 people across 20 office locations. Since 1947 the company has been growing with its clients and partners: Forward. Together.