view of railroad tracks over the road

Road widening and overpass construction between Sherwood Park Freeway and 90 Avenue will start in 2022.

Change to Project Update - June 2022

Construction underway. Vehicular traffic to detour to the west of 50 Street from 84 Avenue to 90 Avenue.

Construction Notice

Project Update - June 2022

  • Drainage work on the northeast service road and construction of the detour roadway have been completed. In 2022, EPCOR Water, EPCOR Distribution and Transmission, Shaw, Telus, and ATCO Gas will be working in the area. Once the utilities have completed their work, the reconstruction of the road will begin. It is anticipated that the road work will be completed in 2022.
  • Construction of the northbound overpass begins in early May 2022 and is anticipated to be open to traffic in 2024. Once this structure is built, traffic will be detoured onto this bridge so that work can begin on the southbound structure. Construction on the southbound section of the overpass is anticipated to be completed in 2025.
  • During construction, 4 lanes of traffic (2 lanes in each direction) will continue to flow on 50 Street. Both northbound and southbound vehicles will use the west side of 50 Street while construction of the overpass is underway on the east side.

We thank everyone for their patience while construction of the overpass is underway.

Construction Newsletter  
Construction Bulletin - May 2022
Public Information Session Presentation - May 2022
Q&A Public Information Session - May 2022

Public Information Session Presentation

Final Design Images

About the Project

50 Street provides access to adjacent developing industrial areas and functions as a major north-south commuter and goods movement corridor. Currently, the at-grade Canadian Pacific (CP) railway crossing along 50 Street, north of Sherwood Park Freeway, is identified as the City’s top priority location for grade separation based on delays, traffic impact, frequency of train crossings and other factors.

With ongoing development along 50 Street, particularly along the industrial and residential areas south of Sherwood Park Freeway, traffic volumes and congestion at this crossing will continue to increase. The 50 Street widening and railway grade separation will:

  • Widen 50 Street to a 6 lane divided roadway between Sherwood Park Freeway and 90 Avenue

  • Create an overpass for vehicles and active transportation over the rail crossing

  • Construct a shared-use path on the east side of 50 Street

  • Upgrade the sidewalk on the west side of 50 Street

Design for the area is complete and pre-construction activities begin in 2021 including utility relocation and building the detour that will be used during construction which is anticipated to begin in 2022. The project is expected to be complete by the end of 2026.

Sherwood Park Freeway to 76 Avenue

Reconstruction of 50 Street from Sherwood Park Freeway to 76 Avenue has also been identified. This work will include widening 50 Street to a 6 lane divided roadway, including the shared-use path and sidewalks, relocation of overhead utilities and replacement and widening of the existing 50 Street bridge over Sherwood Park Freeway. This area is currently unfunded and will not be constructed with the north part of 50 Street.