Fort McMurray Road Link Announcement Imminent

Wednesday, September 14, 2005 at 14:30



It appears Alberta has finally agreed to complete a long-awaited road link between Fort McMurray and La Loche.


Numerous sources are telling MBC that Saskatchewan Premier Lorne Calvert and Alberta Premier Ralph Klein will make the joint announcement tomorrow morning in Lloydminster.


Northern leaders and the Saskatchewan government have been lobbying the Alberta government to build that highway link for years.


The new highway is expected to create a boom in tourism in northwestern Saskatchewan, and increase northerners’ job prospects in Alberta’s oil sands.


Last year, Klein told reporters that the road link idea made sense on a number of levels.