CONSTRUCTION CONTINUES - The southbound lanes of the QEII Hwy./Taylor Drive interchange are set to open this Saturday. Todd Colin Vaughan/Red Deer Express

New QEII Hwy. and Taylor Drive lanes set to open

Southbound lanes to open to public this Saturday

On July 22nd, the new southbound lanes along the QEII Hwy. 2, at Taylor Drive, will be open to traffic.

Crews will make the final preparations on Friday night and will begin moving traffic onto the new lanes at 5 a.m on Saturday. Traffic will be shifted onto the new lanes in stages, and it is anticipated all traffic will be on the new lanes by 9 a.m. This work is weather dependent.

Reduced speed limits will be in effect along the QEII Hwy. through this transition period and minor delays are expected. Motorists are asked to drive safely and obey the speed limits through the construction zone.

The QEII Hwy./Gaetz Avenue Interchange is scheduled to be complete in fall 2018, weather permitting. For detailed project information, visit

For up-to-date information on construction and traffic delays, visit or @511Alberta on Twitter.

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