News

Alberta to expand SW Henday in Edmonton

By ReNew Canada 02:29PM June 13, 2018

520


1


Read Later

The Government of Alberta has announced that it is moving forward with plans to expand Southwest Anthony Henday Drive.

Anthony Henday Drive is the 80-kilometre ring road around Edmonton. It was constructed in multiple phases over a period of 26 years, with the entire road open to traffic in October 2016.

The southwest portion of the Anthony Henday is 18 kilometres long. It is constructed primarily of concrete, and was originally designed and constructed for future expansion.

Budget 2018 included funding to expand the southwest portion of the ring road from four to six lanes. The project budget, including design work, is expected to reach $100 million.

The southwest leg of Edmonton’s ring road was designed for a capacity of 40,000 vehicles per day. Originally, this traffic volume was anticipated to occur in 2020. However, rapid development in southwest Edmonton resulted in capacity being reached in 2009. Today, that portion of the ring road carries approximately 80,000 vehicles per day.

With design work expected to be finalized later this year, construction for the project is expected to begin in 2019. It is anticipated that the project will take three years to complete.

Suggested News Articles

News, Western CanadaOct. 17, 2018
Read Later

Saskatchewan announces fall transportation tender plan

The Government of Saskatchewan has released its fall tender package for its provincial highway network, projects that will be worked on during the 2019 construction season. The fall tender plan…
News, Western CanadaOct. 17, 2018
Read Later

Regina Bypass reaches 90 per cent completion

The largest transportation project in Saskatchewan’s history, the Regina Bypass, is approximately 90 per cent complete. “The Regina Bypass is on schedule and the remaining construction will be completed by…
News, Western CanadaOct. 05, 2018
Read Later

Alberta provides funding for new neurosciences ICU

Minister of Health Sarah Hoffman joined Alberta Health Services (AHS) and the University Hospital Foundation to announce new funding support for a new neurosciences intensive care unit at the University…

Comments

0