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The City is replacing the noise wall on Yellowhead Trail from 97 Street to Fort Road. Construction is anticipated to extend to the end of 2022.

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Project Objectives

The project objectives for the new noise reduction system were informed by local community plans and include:

  • continuing to buffer communities from traffic noise on Yellowhead Trail at noise thresholds below City policy

  • supporting an active mode east-west corridor

  • improved lighting 

  • additional green space

  • increasing safety

  • providing a cost-effective solution

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.

What We Heard

Design

Project Timeline

build phase

Spring 2021

The final design will be finished.  Construction will begin in summer 2021 and is scheduled to be complete in 2022.

Fall 2020

The preliminary design was completed and shared with the community. Community engagement took place.

Spring 2020

Concept planning took place.

Yellowhead Trail Is Changing

Stay informed with program updates and opportunities to have your say in shaping the new Yellowhead Trail.

For More Information

Yellowhead Trail Freeway Conversion

Telephone

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Email yellowhead@edmonton.ca

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