Lantz Interchange still on target for Jan. 2022 opening: TIR

The Lantz Interchange design. (TIR photo)

LANTZ: The Lantz Interchange is on target for its scheduled completion and opening by January 2022, a spokeswoman with the Department of Transportation and Infrastructure Renewal (TIR) confirmed in an interview on May 22.

Deborah Bayer, a communications spokeswoman, told The Laker News that 40 per cent of the project, which is estimated to cost $30 million, is completed. The cost includes work on the bridges on Hwy 102 over the Nine Mile River.

“On any given day, there are approximately 30 to 60 people working onsite,” said Bayer.

Asked if there has been any impact on the project worksite because of COVID19, she said work is ongoing.

“There are no foreseeable COVID-19 impacts for this project,” said Bayer.

There is a movement afoot in the community to have the road leading to the Interchange, which will be Exit 8A, named in honour of the 22 shooting victims from the April 18-19 rampage.

Bayer said it is very thoughtful that the community wants to recognize those victims.

“The province continues to be in mourning and will consider this request at an appropriate time,” she said.