Ottawa Contributing $40 Million to Edmonton Rail Crossing Project

May 15, 2018 5:17 pm Last Updated: May 15, 2018 9:40 pm


EDMONTON—Prime Minister Justin Trudeau says Ottawa is chipping in money for a new railway crossing project in Edmonton, saying it shows how Canadians can work together to reduce transportation bottlenecks.

Speaking at city hall, Trudeau said Ottawa will contribute almost $40 million for the project, which will widen the road and create a railway underpass in the city’s east end.

The province of Alberta will chip in just over $28 million and the city’s portion will be $19.4 million.