Edmonton City Council authorized their Administration to proceed with the application to annex land from Sturgeon County on September 23, 2014. The application includes about 16 hectares (40 acres) of land and the road right-of-way adjacent to 66 Street, north of Anthony Henday Drive. This annexation will shift the municipal boundary so that 66 Street and its right-of-way are located within the City of Edmonton boundary.
With the construction of the northwest leg of Anthony Henday Drive, an interchange was constructed that connected to 66 Street. This section of 66 Street provides access to the Edmonton Energy and Technology Park. However, this roadway is on land owned by the Province and located within the boundaries of Sturgeon County.
In addition to the 66 Street roadway, the annexation would include an undeveloped triangle-shaped piece of land east of 66 Street and northwest of the existing municipal boundary. The small piece of land cannot be developed due to restrictions from the Department of National Defence, which limits the height of any structure in this location. Should the annexation application proceed, the City of Edmonton will assume the operation and maintenance of 66 Street.