Thank you to everyone who attended the October 10, 2019 drop-in engagement session to learn more about the 101 Avenue East Entrance Redirection Test and provided their feedback at the event or online. The input combined with the traffic data collected has been summarized in the 101 Avenue East Entrance Traffic Redirection Test: What We Heard and Observed Report. This information will help inform the next phase of the project.
The month long test in fall 2019 redirected westbound traffic, west of 50 Street, from 101 Avenue to Terrace Road. The test responded to concerns shared by the public during the 101 Avenue Corridor Study about short-cutting and large truck traffic.
The changed access and permanent westbound closure is recommended to support the long term vision for 101 Avenue by reducing short-cutting, unnecessary traffic and contributing to a better pedestrian experience along 101 Avenue. It will align with Council's Vision Zero and ConnectEdmonton strategic goals.