Construction is underway on the next section of Highway 63 twinning north of Wandering River in Alberta, Canada.

The State Government of Alberta is planning to link the 240km Highway 63 between Fort McMurray with a junction of Highway 55.

The federal government is expected to contribute C$150m ($140.7m) towards the C$1bn project under the Canadian Strategic Infrastructure Fund.

The project also includes 18km of grading work at a cost of C$17.8m ($16.7m) scheduled to be complete in 2011.

Currently, only 10km of grading work is underway and the remaining 8km will commence from 15 July and a separate contract for the asphalt work will follow.

Other project works include a C$127m ($119m) five-lane bridge, set to open in 2011, and a C$77.4m ($72.6m) interchange at Thickwood Boulevard and Confederation Way to be complete in 2012.

Canada has committed a total of C$53m (49.7m) for construction projects under the Building Canada Fund with the Alberta Government investing a further C$147m ($137.9m) in 2010.