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New Truck Staging Area Opens North Of Fort McMurray

Fort McMurray, AB, Canada / MIX 103.7
New Truck Staging Area Opens North Of Fort McMurray

Provincial government announce new truck staging area on Highway 63 north of Fort McMurray // April 29, 2016

A new truck staging area has opened just north of Fort McMurray.

Construction on the $13-million project began in February 2017 and officially opened last month.

The province says roughly 17, 000 vehicles per day travel on Highway 63 north of Fort McMurray – with heavy industrial traffic and buses making more than 1, 500 trips per day.

“This new rest area on Supertest Hill was sorely needed and is a welcome addition to the transportation infrastructure here. It will give drivers a place to safely park their vehicles, inspect their loads and take a break, all of which will help keep them safe and alert while travelling,” said Minister of Transportation Brian Mason.

The 24-hour staging area includes toilets and a large parking area for oversized vehicles.

This is just the second one to open up in the RMWB – the other is located just south of Fort McMurray.

Final construction on the staging area is expected to be finished this month.

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