Updated: Lacombe not happy with proposed Highway 2 rest stop location

Updated: Lacombe not happy with proposed Highway 2 rest stop location

A provincial plan to build a rest stop along Highway 2 is heading in the wrong direction, says the City of Lacombe.

The province said in March it planned to build a commercial safety rest area on the highway, just outside north Lacombe at Wolf Creek, to serve the 14,000 vehicles passing by daily.

The stop off for drivers would include a gas station and other commercial opportunities such as restaurants.

The plan rang alarm bells among Lacombe planners, who pointed out the area is not within a designated future growth area, nor is it located within a joint economic area, where the city and Lacombe County have an agreement to share taxes generated by new development.

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