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 upgrade 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, while larger segments of the project started in 2020. The entire project is projected to be completed by the end of 2027. In 2021, the City of Edmonton completed the concept plan for the largest and most technically complex project of the Yellowhead Trail Freeway Conversion Program. The St. Albert Trail to 97 Street portion is expected to require approximately half of the freeway conversion’s $1 billion budget. A key feature of the plan includes new interchanges at 127 Street and 115 Street, which Yellowhead Trail will pass under, with the north and south roads being built at their existing elevations. The $36.3 million Yellowhead Trail East Widening project was substantially completed in 2021 as scheduled, a key milestone in the overall completion of the freeway conversion.