Rehabilitation (University Avenue to 80 Avenue) and reconstruction (80 Avenue to 82 Avenue) of Gateway Boulevard is underway and anticipated to be complete by fall 2023.

Project Update - May 2023

Construction work on Gateway Boulevard from University Avenue to 82 Avenue will resume in May 2023. Work will primarily consist of the reconstruction of the roadway and pedestrian areas between 80 Avenue and 82 Avenue. Some limited carry-over work will take place south of 80 Avenue in the spring of 2023.

The rehabilitation involves replacing ‘like-with like’ for the roadway, with some curb and gutter repair, and some sidewalk repair. The reconstruction involves the removal and reconstruction of the roadway, sidewalks, lighting, some signal work, and includes new tree planting. 

Two lanes of traffic will remain open on Gateway Boulevard while the sidewalk is being constructed. Once reconstruction on the roadway begins, traffic will be limited to one lane.

Work is anticipated to be complete by fall 2023.

Construction Bulletin

About the Project

Gateway Boulevard enters the City as Highway 2 from the City’s south corporate limit. It is the main entrance and corridor into the heart of Edmonton, including Old Strathcona, the river valley and downtown. North of 23 Avenue, the freeway portion of Gateway Boulevard ends and becomes a major arterial roadway. Between University Avenue and 80 Avenue, Gateway Boulevard is a 4-lane roadway that transitions into a 3-lane roadway north of 80 Avenue. Between 81 and 82 Avenue (Whyte Avenue), the roadway accommodates 3 lanes of traffic with a right turn lane onto Whyte Avenue. 

Many previous and current studies have been conducted that impact Gateway Boulevard. Existing studies include the Strathcona Area Redevelopment Plan, Strathcona Junction Area Redevelopment Plan (2012), Plan Whyte (2019) and the City Plan.