Yellowhead Trail Freeway Conversion Project

Rank 2021


Image Credit: City of Edmonton

Industry Sector: Transportation

Project Type: Highway

Project Value: $1 billion

Funding Source: Public

Federal Funding: $241.6 million

Provincial Funding: $241.6 million

Municipal Funding: $516.8 million

Province: Alberta

City / Region: Edmonton

Estimated End Date of Substantial Completion: 2027

The Yellowhead Trail Freeway Conversion Project will transition 15 kilometres of the current west-east roadway in Edmonton’s north end to a free-flowing six-lane freeway, with a targeted speed of 80 km/h. The upograde will eliminate eight intersections, build two new interchanges, modify three existing intersections, and build new collector roads.

Construction on some of the connecting roadways began in 2019, however the larger portions of the project will not begin until 2020. The entire project is projected to be completed sometime in 2026.

Engineer: Parsons>> (Owner's Engineer); Wood Group (consulting)

2020 Rank: 53

2019 Rank: 57


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