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.