Where We Are Today
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This project was initiated as a result of the Yellowhead Trail Strategic Plan which aims to develop the Yellowhead Trail into a future freeway as approved by City Council in November 2011. A freeway will ensure efficient goods movement across Edmonton and aid in the economic activity across the Capital Region.
As a designated 24 hour Truck Route and Dangerous Goods Route, Yellowhead Trail currently sees significant traffic. However, as Edmonton grows, traffic along Yellowhead Trail is projected to double to over 110,000 vehicles per day by 2044. This growth will exceed the capacity of the route with the current traffic signalization and configuration.
The Yellowhead Trail Strategic Plan aims to improve access and mobility along the corridor as laid out in the goals of the City’s Transportation Master Plan, The Way We Move.