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.