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

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.

Permanent 127 Street Closure

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 & Ride access from Anthony Henday Drive to the new Heritage Valley Park & 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.

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.

Construction began in summer 2018 with anticipated completion in fall 2019.

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 four-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.

Construction is scheduled to be complete in 2019, with initial utility work beginning in 2018.

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.

To prepare for this closure, the City is constructing the first stage of the future Heritage Valley Trail/135 Street connection to Anthony Henday Drive. This closure started on Thursday May 23, 2019.

November 29, 2017: Public Information Session

Residents were invited to the Heritage Valley Park & Ride, Capital Line South LRT Extension and 135 Street/Anthony Henday Drive Connection Public Information Session 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

Construction Timelines

Construction of the 135 Street/Anthony Henday Drive Connection began in summer 2018 with completion anticipated in fall 2019.

Utility work and portions of the Ellerslie Road widening from 127 Street to 135 Street also occurred in summer 2018 with completion of the roadwork anticipated in 2019.

Heritage Valley Park & Ride project is anticipated to construct upgrades to 127 Street north of Ellerslie Road in 2019. This work will be coordinated with the 135 Street project to minimize traffic disruptions.

Closure of 127 Street will be necessary in 2019 to allow for completion of the 135 Street ramps. During this time, alternate routes to Anthony Henday Drive will be required. Alternate routes will include access to Ellerslie Road/Anthony Henday Drive via 111 Street and Rabbit Hill Road interchanges.

Construction Impacts

2019

  • Temporary disruptions on Ellerslie Road
  • Permanent closure of 127 Street access to Anthony Henday Drive (replaced by 135 Street access)
  • During changeover from 127 Street to 135 Street, alternate detour routes include 111 Street and Rabbit Hill Road
  • Temporary closure of 127 Street south of Ellerslie Road for reconstruction

2018

  • Temporary disruptions on Ellerslie Road

For More Information

Ryan Drummond

Telephone

780-496-1105

Email Ryan.Drummond@edmonton.ca

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