After the freeway conversion, road users will exit and enter Yellowhead Trail at the nearest interchange or parallel road. None of the existing interchanges will be closed, though some will be upgraded based on nearby projects for the freeway conversion, like adjustments for traffic pattern changes in the area.
All private accesses that currently go directly onto Yellowhead Trail will also be closed.
Interchanges are grade-separated intersections (one road passes over another) with ramps to connect them. Within our freeway conversion limits, there are currently interchanges located at 156 Street, St. Albert Trail, 97 Street, 82 Street, Fort Rd/Wayne Gretzky, 50 Street and Victoria Trail. After the conversion, there will be 2 new interchanges at 127 Street and 121 Street. New parallel roads between some interchanges will support access to areas that previously had direct access on or off Yellowhead Trail.