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M.D. looking for support of rest stop along Highway 3

Posted on March 2, 2022 by Taber Times

By Cole Parkinson
Taber Times

With the Highway 3 twinning project from Taber to Burdett coming soon, the Municipal District of Taber is hoping to gather support for a rest stop as well. During council’s regular meeting on Feb. 22, the topic of a potential rest stop along Highway 3 was discussed by council. With their previous experience with the Highway 36 rest stop and all the work it took to get that project completed, council is well aware of the challenges that come with a new project.

“This is something we were going to have, so I thought we might be able to have some input into what point of interest might be at that rest stop,” stated Coun. John Turcato. “I don’t know that it isn’t necessary for us to lobby for that — not only for highway safety, but also promotion of our area.”

“Getting the Vauxhall area was years and years in the making — is that similar to what we would want to do? A truck stop sort of thing with some commercial lots as part of it or just a turnout? How big of a deal do we want to make this,” added Reeve Merrill Harris.v

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