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Completion Update - December 2015

Construction is now complete and the interchange opened to traffic on November 19, 2015.

Completion Update - December 2015

Construction Update - September 2015

The project is steadily progressing with several milestones having been reached during the season.

Construction Update - September 2015

Progress Video - Fall 2015

This aerial video shows the progress on the interchange project. The project is on track to open in fall 2015.

Project Update - September 2014

  • On September 28, 2014, traffic switched to the new QEII Highway northbound alignment.

Progress Video - Summer 2015

This aerial video shows the progress on the interchange project. As of July 2015, the new bridges over the CP Railway, Queen Elizabeth II Highway and Blackmud Creek are well underway. The project is on track to open in autumn 2015.

Construction Update - July 2014

  • July 21: New QEII Hwy southbound alignment opened to traffic
  • Main bridge girder erection is complete
  • Bridge deck work in ongoing

Traffic Flow Adjustment – July 19 & 20, 2014

A traffic flow adjustment is scheduled on QEII Highway Southbound at 41 Avenue SW on the evening of July 19 at 7pm and into the early morning of July 20, 2014 at 9am. During this period, reduced speed limits and restricted lanes will be present.

Lane Restrictions and Speed Reductions
Duration Impact Speed Limit
July 19 from 7pm to 11pm Reduced from 3 to 2 lanes of traffic 80 km/hr speed limit
July 19 & 20 from 11pm to 9am Reduced from 3 to 1 lane of traffic 60 km/hr speed limit

The traffic flow adjustment is intended to be completed by 9am July 20, 2014, restoring 3 southbound lanes to a reduced posted speed limit of 80 km/hr.

The traffic flow adjustment will switch the existing 3 southbound lanes of traffic from the existing QEII southbound alignment to the new QEII southbound alignment associated with the QEII/41 Avenue SW Interchange project.

The above noted schedule is weather dependent.

Construction Update - May 2014

Bridge construction continues and work on roadways is ramping up now that spring has arrived. Learn more about the interchange progress in the construction update.

Construction Update

Closure Notice - 41 Avenue SW

41 Avenue SW from 101 Street SW to 8 Street in Nisku will be closed for five months as the project team undertakes bridge construction. Detour using Range Roads 243 or 244.

Speed Reduction & Lane Closures

Construction is underway on this 3 year interchange project. 2013 work will continue during the fall months but will be weather dependent.

Speeds on the highway will be reduced to 80 km/h when work is occurring adjacent to traffic. There will be some off-peak lane closures to accommodate construction, with speed reductions of 80 km/h.

Single Lane Closures QE II Hwy Northbound QE II Hwy Southbound
Monday-Thursday 9pm – 6am
Friday-Saturday 10pm – 10am 10pm – 9am
Saturday-Sunday 7pm – 10am
Sunday-Monday 8pm – 6am

Two adjacent lanes in each direction may be closed or restricted by construction during the following hours:

QE II Hwy Northbound QE II Hwy Southbound
All days from 12am to 6am All days from 11am to 5am
Saturdays may be extended to 8am
Sundays may be extended to 9am Sundays may be extended to 8am

Construction Update - December 2013

  • Construction will be carried out on the mainline bridge throughout the winter months
  • Existing Blackmud Creek Bridge being removed

June 18, 2013

The following materials were presented at the public meeting held on Tuesday, June 18, 2013. The City also gathered feedback through an online survey.

Display Materials

April 26, 2013

The City of Edmonton, the Province of Alberta and the Government of Canada held a media event April 26, 2013 to announce funding for the QE II Highway and 41 Avenue SW interchange project.

Strengthening Canada’s Asia-Pacific Gateway

For More Information

Lisa Erickson




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