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Project Update - August 2018

The Northeast River Crossing is no longer being pursued and work on this study has been discontinued. This follows an announcement on May 25, 2018 by the Province of Alberta to invest in the Highway 38 (Vinca) bridge crossing and direction from City of Edmonton’s Council of June 13, 2018.

The project partners thank you for your interest in participating in this study. For more information, please contact one of the following project managers:

Alberta Transportation Project Manager

Julian MacDonald, P. Eng.
Highway Planning Engineer
Alberta Transportation
Julian.MacDonald@gov.ab.ca
780-643-0798

Strathcona County Project Manager

Tony Maghee, P. Eng.
Transportation Infrastructure Engineer
Strathcona County, Capital Planning and Construction
Tony.Maghee@strathcona.ca
780-464-8035

City of Edmonton Project Manager

Christopher Wintle, P. Eng.
Program Manager, Transportation Planning & Design
City of Edmonton, Integrated Infrastructure Services
Christopher.Wintle@edmonton.ca
780-4960-1792

Sturgeon County Project Manager

David Becker, P. Eng.
Project Officer
Sturgeon County, Engineering Services
DBecker@sturgeoncounty.ca
780-939-1320

City of Fort Saskatchewan Project Manager

Grant Schaffer, C.E.T.
Director, Project Management
City of Fort Saskatchewan
GSchaffer@fortsask.ca
780-992-6237

Planning for a Northeast River Crossing

The need for a potential new river crossing over the North Saskatchewan River in the northeast part of the Edmonton region was identified in a 2011 study prepared for the Edmonton Metropolitan Region Board. The Edmonton Metropolitan Region Board plans and coordinates the growth of the Edmonton region. This future bridge would join Edmonton and Strathcona County and connect Highways 15 (Manning Drive) and 21. It would also provide an alternate route over the river and provide better access to Highway 63 leading north. There is currently no construction timeline for this project.

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 proceeded with the first step in the planning process for this river crossing: The Northeast River Crossing Functional Planning Study. This study's goal was to identify the long term needs of the area, and recommend an approximate location for the future bridge and connecting roads.

The study started in January 2017 and was discontinued in summer 2018 due to the Province of Alberta’s investment in the Highway 38 bridge crossing and direction from Edmonton City Council. Before being discontinued, two phases of public engagement were complete which involved gathering feedback from local stakeholders and the public.

Northeast River Crossing Study Area

Northeast River Crossing study area map

Project Update - August 2018

The Northeast River Crossing is no longer being pursued and work on this study has been discontinued. This follows an announcement on May 25, 2018 by the Province of Alberta to invest in the Highway 38 (Vinca) bridge crossing and direction from City of Edmonton’s Council of June 13, 2018.

The project partners thank you for your interest in participating in this study. For more information, please contact one of the following project managers:

Alberta Transportation Project Manager

Julian MacDonald, P. Eng.
Highway Planning Engineer
Alberta Transportation
Julian.MacDonald@gov.ab.ca
780-643-0798

Strathcona County Project Manager

Tony Maghee, P. Eng.
Transportation Infrastructure Engineer
Strathcona County, Capital Planning and Construction
Tony.Maghee@strathcona.ca
780-464-8035

City of Edmonton Project Manager

Christopher Wintle, P. Eng.
Program Manager, Transportation Planning & Design
City of Edmonton, Integrated Infrastructure Services
Christopher.Wintle@edmonton.ca
780-4960-1792

Sturgeon County Project Manager

David Becker, P. Eng.
Project Officer
Sturgeon County, Engineering Services
DBecker@sturgeoncounty.ca
780-939-1320

City of Fort Saskatchewan Project Manager

Grant Schaffer, C.E.T.
Director, Project Management
City of Fort Saskatchewan
GSchaffer@fortsask.ca
780-992-6237

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 was available for the residents of all four municipalities. Input from stakeholders and the public helped the partners to adjust the recommendations for the region's future growth and transportation needs.

November 21 and 22, 2017: Phase 2 Public Meetings

The public was invited to two identical drop-in public meetings for Phase 2 of the Northeast River Crossing Functional Planning Study. Feasible alignment options were presented for input. 

Presentation

Phase 2 Feasible Options

What We Heard

Phase 2 Survey and Map Comments

April 19 and 20, 2017: Phase 1 Public Meetings

The public was invited to attend meetings to learn about the project, its purpose and timeline, and to provide input to inform our understanding of the study area.

What We Heard

What We Heard: Indigenous Engagement

Survey Comments

Meeting Materials

Presentation

Display Boards

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
Email northeastrivercrossing@edmonton.ca

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