As part of the Yellowhead Trail Freeway Conversion Program, the Noise Wall Replacement project is scheduled to start in early 2022 and be complete by the end of 2022. The project works include:
Demolishing the existing wall in stages
Constructing a new concrete wall
Constructing a shared use path and lighting from 89 Street to Fort Road
Landscaping along both sides of the new noise wall
Through concept planning, which began in March 2020, the project team investigated a number of noise reduction systems and with the objectives in mind, designed a new and modern noise reduction system.
Community Engagement Update - Fall 2020
Community input matters.
During our engagement in November 2020, community members attended an online session where they asked questions about the design options and shared feedback. Individual community members living or working close to the new Noise Reduction System offered their insights through individual interviews and our online survey.
Participants welcomed a new noise reduction system as a feature in their community. The noise reduction system will help transform the area by:
Moving the wall closer to Yellowhead Trail where space allows. This will make room for a landscaped shared-use path from 89 Street to Fort Road. The alley behind the wall from 89 Street to 97 Street will provide a connection for active users to the 97 Street interchange.
Taking an underused space and creating a welcoming, well-lit, active transportation feature will create a community connection. Added amenities will include lighting, seating, and planters.
Two choices for the pattern and colour of the wall were presented in the online session and survey. Participant feedback indicated a preference for the grey meandering river.
As part of the public engagement process, we are committed to reporting on how your input was collected and used.