DELAY - Southbound lanes at the QEII Hwy./Taylor Drive interchange are expected to be open Sunday instead of Saturday due to recent rainfall. Todd Colin Vaughan/Red Deer Express

Update: Rain delays interchange lanes opening

Lanes expected to open on Sunday instead of Saturday

Due to the recent rain in Red Deer, the opening of the new southbound lanes of the QEII Hwy. at Taylor Drive will now take place on Sunday, not Saturday as previously stated, weather permitting.

Crews will make the final preparations on Saturday night and will begin moving traffic onto the new lanes at 5 a.m. on Sunday. 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.

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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