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135 Street will replace 127 Street as a connector to the Anthony Henday Drive in the southwest.

Project Update - January 2020

The widened portions of Ellerslie Road will be surfaced with base asphalt for the winter, with final surfacing to be completed in 2020. The south half of the intersection of 119 Street and Ellerslie Road will be paved with temporary asphalt for the winter, which will be removed and replaced with permanent asphalt in 2020.

Work to be completed in 2020:

  • Pavement reconstruction of the south half of 119 Street and Ellerslie Road intersection
  • Final surface paving along new lanes of Ellerslie Road from Heritage Valley Trail to 112 Street
  • Remaining sidewalk connections along Ellerslie Road between 119 Street and 127 Street
  • Pavement renewal and concrete repairs along existing Ellerslie Road from 111 Street to 141 Street
  • Final landscaping and tree planting

Construction is anticipated to begin May 2020 (weather-dependent) and all work is scheduled to be complete for August 2020.

Additional details can be found in the 2019 Project Year End Update.

About the Project

135 Street/Anthony Henday Drive Connection

A future interchange is planned west of the existing 127 Street connection to Anthony Henday Drive to provide access to the Heritage Valley area to the south. The first 2 lanes of 135 Street will be constructed north of Ellerslie Road with ramp connections that align with the future interchange location.

135 Street will also provide transit and Kiss & Ride (passenger drop-off area) access from Anthony Henday Drive to the Heritage Valley Park & Ride and transit centre.

The new 135 Street and Anthony Henday Drive connection opened in fall 2019. This connector replaces the now-closed 127 Street.

Ellerslie Road Twinning – 135 Street to 127 Street

Due to the required re-routing of traffic from 127 Street to 135 Street, Ellerslie Road will be widened to a 4-lane arterial roadway from its current two-lane configuration between 127 Street and 135 Street.

Fully signalized intersections with left turn bays will be installed at Ellerslie Road/127 Street and Ellerslie Road/135 Street to facilitate better transportation movements and access.

Initial utility work began in 2018, with construction through fall/winter 2019. The road was opened to a full 4-lane capacity from Heritage Valley Trail to 112 Street in November 2019. Final surfacing, paving, landscaping, signal installations and sidewalk connections will be completed in 2020.

Design for the widening of Ellerslie Road between 111 Street and 127 Street has now been completed and funded for construction. Following the selection of a Contractor, work is anticipated to be complete by summer 2020.

Background

Alberta Transportation (AT) identified safety and operational concerns at the 127 Street right-in/right-out access to Anthony Henday Drive. Anthony Henday Drive is a provincial roadway, and AT had originally planned to close the 127 Street access to Anthony Henday Drive in November 2016.

The Province granted the City’s request to delay closing the access until new safe on-off ramps could be constructed. The official closure started on May 23, 2019.

Project History

Project Update - October 2019

The new Heritage Valley Trail (135 Street) opened to motorists on Monday October 21, 2019. The new road officially replaces the now permanently closed 127 Street as the connection from Ellerslie Road to Anthony Henday Drive in the southwest.

127 Street Closure - May 2019

The permanent closure of the 127 Street/Anthony Henday Drive connection started on Thursday May 23, 2019. 135 Street is set to replace 127 Street as a connector to the Anthony Henday Drive in the southwest.

The City will construct 135 Street to replace 127 Street as a major arterial connection to Anthony Henday Drive in southwest Edmonton. It will also provide transit and Kiss and Ride access from Anthony Henday Drive to the new Heritage Valley Park and Ride.

In addition to the 127 Street closure, there will be temporary disruptions along Ellerslie Road to facilitate both the Ellerslie Road widening and Heritage Valley Park and Ride projects.

Public Information Session - November 2017

Residents were invited to the Heritage Valley Park & Ride, Capital Line South LRT Extension and 135 Street/Anthony Henday Drive Connection Public Information Session on November 29, 2017 to receive information and updates on the 3 projects.

The Capital Line South LRT Extension will run from the current Century Park Station to Ellerslie Road. It will connect to the Heritage Valley Park & Ride located at the northwest corner of Ellerslie Road and 127 Street. 135 Street connection to Anthony Henday Drive will replace the existing access at 127 Street. It will also provide transit access from Anthony Henday Drive to Heritage Valley Park & Ride.

135 Street / Anthony Henday Drive Connection Display Boards
Capital Line South LRT Extension Alignment
Capital Line South LRT Extension Display Boards
Future Operations and Maintenance Facility (OMF) Layout
Heritage Valley Park and Ride Display Boards
Fact Sheet
What We Heard Report - November 2017

For More Information

Ryan Drummond

Telephone

780-496-1105

Email Ryan.Drummond@edmonton.ca

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