Changes started at Olds highway interchange

Highway work is underway near Olds to improve safety at the interchange between Hwy 2 and 27.

Highway work is underway near Olds to improve safety at the interchange between Hwy 2 and 27.

The existing intersection is a full cloverleaf design, but is being reconfigured to replace two of the loops with straight on ramps. Two of the loops will stay in place.

Alberta Transportation had heard concerns regarding the weaving movement beneath the overpass the interchange created, with traffic entering and exiting Hwy 2 using the same lane.

The work is primarily being done day and night on Hwy 27 and delays are not expected for traffic travelling on Hwy 2. On Hwy 27, travellers can expect speed reductions, lane closures, detours and uneven pavement.

The work is expected to be completed by mid-October.