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.
In 2022, the City of Edmonton continued with the design of the St. Albert Trail to 97 Street project. Edmonton-based PCL Construction Management Inc. has been selected to partner with the city to deliver the freeway conversion’s keystone Project. Construction of the 156 Street to St. Albert Trail project continued with the installation of utility infrastructure, bridge pier strengthening, retaining wall construction and the replacement of a noise attenuation wall. On the east of the corridor Construction of the Fort Road Widening project continued with the focus primarily on utility installations and construction of the temporary rail bridge structures.