Project Update - Summer 2020
In 2019, the City completed the internal review and assessment of the vision for this section of Gateway Boulevard. With the reconstruction (80 Avenue to 82 Avenue) concept design stage beginning, the City is engaging with impacted property owners and affected business tenants in the corridor identified along the project area.
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 79 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 and on-street parking on the west side.
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.
University Avenue to 80 Avenue Rehabilitation
The City has funding for the rehabilitation of Gateway Boulevard between University Avenue and 80 Avenue. The rehabilitation, tenatively scheduled in 2022, involves replacing ‘like-with like’ for the roadway, with some curb and gutter repair and some sidewalk repair.
80 Avenue and 82 Avenue Reconstruction
The City has funding available for reconstruction of Gateway Boulevard between 80 Avenue and 82 Avenue. Reconstruction, which includes opportunities for improvements, is tentatively scheduled in 2022.