Lacombe County agrees to split costs of traffic lights with Blackfalds

Lacombe County has agreed to split the cost of a new set of traffic lights on a busy highway near Blackfalds.

Lacombe County has agreed to split the cost of a new set of traffic lights on a busy highway near Blackfalds.

Alberta Transportation has expressed concern about pedestrians crossing Secondary Hwy 597 south of Blackfalds. A new trail has been built south of the highway to the Blindman River, which is expected to bring more people to the area.

In January, the county agreed to split the cost of the lights with the town.

The lowest of three tenders came in at $289,409, or $144,704.50 for each municipality.

The county had originally estimated its share would cost about $225,000.