"When I was 10 years old, I went to my babysitters funeral. She was driving home near 7 persons after volleyball, a vehicle was pulled to the side of the road in a bad spot (they’re all bad spots, though) and she was forced to go slightly over the center line to avoid collision. A semi clipped her, she died on impact. By the time I turned 21, two other people I knew personally had died under similar circumstances, on highway 3 somewhere between Medicine Hat and Lethbridge. None of them had a chance to start their lives. I have, and will continue to hold the Government of Alberta to some degree of fault in causing these lives to go un-lived, as long as they push back on the twinning efforts of highway 3. We know it as the “highway of death” in my community. I’m not qualified to speak on the economic benefits, though I understand they’re great. But from a humanity and safety side... it’s been at least 20 years of petitioning, numerous deaths and countless close-calls. It’s time to twin, it HAS BEEN time to twin... for far too long."
The Highway 3 Twinning Development Association has three different membership tiers in order to accomodate the various types of organizations that have a stake in improving the Highway 3 corridor. Municipalities, private industry, or other membership-based organizations can all join our association.
As we ramp up our efforts, we will be exploring more ways for private individuals to get involved deeper as well.
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The Highway 3 Twinning Development Association (H3TDA) is a Community and Industry led initative in Southern Alberta that has been advocating for the twinning of Highway 3 for over 20 years. Much of the progress that has happened along the corridor, from twinned sections to upgraded intersections and passing lanes, has been because of the influence our members have brought to bear on the issue in Edmonton.
H3TDA is a membership based association, meaning that our operations are fully funded by municipal and private fees paid to fund our efforts. Because of this skin in the game from organizations that believe in our mission, we are able to speak with an independant collective voice on behalf of southern Albertans.
The assocation is incorporated under the Societies Act as a non-profit association and is governed by an elected board of directors.
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