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Public Meetings

You are invited to attend a public meeting to learn about the project, its purpose and timeline, and to provide input to inform our understanding of the study area.

Wednesday April 19, 2017

Bethel Lutheran Church
298 Bethel Drive, Sherwood Park, Alberta
Drop-in with presentations at 5:30pm and 7pm.

Thursday April 20, 2017

Horse Hill School
19355 Meridian Street NW, Edmonton, Alberta
Drop-in with presentations at 5:30pm and 7pm.

Planning for a Northeast River Crossing

The need for a new bridge over the North Saskatchewan River, between Edmonton and Fort Saskatchewan, was identified in a 2011 study for the Capital Region Board (CRB). The CRB is responsible for creating and coordinating regional growth plans for the Edmonton area. This future bridge, in the northeast part of the Edmonton region, will join Edmonton and Strathcona County by connecting Highways 15 (Manning Drive) and 21. It will provide an alternate route over the river and improve access to Highway 63 leading north.

This project involves a partnership of four municipalities and the Province of Alberta.

City of Edmonton logo  Fort Saskatchewan logo  Strathcona County logo  Sturgeon County logo  

The City of Edmonton, City of Fort Saskatchewan, Strathcona County, Sturgeon County, and Alberta Transportation are proceeding with the first step in the planning process for this river crossing: The Northeast River Crossing Functional Planning Study. This study will identify the long term needs of the area, and recommend an approximate location for the future bridge and connecting roads.

This study is being conducted because of the need to complete early strategic planning, but based on current growth in the region, the proposed bridge and its connecting roads will not be constructed for another 25 to 35 years. Land requirements for the future bridge and connecting roads will be identified in the study recommendations.

The study will run from January 2017 to December 2018. It will involve gathering feedback from local stakeholders and the public.

Northeast River Crossing Study Area

Northeast River Crossing study area map

Public Engagement

The Northeast River Crossing Functional Planning Study involves four municipalities: City of Fort Saskatchewan, City of Edmonton, Sturgeon County and Strathcona County, along with Alberta Transportation on behalf of the province. 

Public consultation and engagement will be available for the residents of all four municipalities during the two-year study. Input from stakeholders and the public will inform the study recommendations for the region's future growth and transportation needs.

Stay Informed

Public Engagement Opportunities and Study Updates

For More Information

Christopher Wintle

Transportation Planning and Design, Integrated Infrastructure Services

Title Senior Transportation Engineer
Telephone 780-496-1792

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