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The City has developed a plan, focused on enhanced safety, for the Scona Road and Saskatchewan Drive intersection.

Information Session - July 22

Join the project team to learn about the intersection improvement and pre-construction plans for Scona Road and Saskatchewan Drive.

Date: Monday July 22, 2019
Time: 5-8pm (drop-in) 
Location: Strathcona Community League Main Hall, 10139 87 Avenue NW

Attendees will have the opportunity to learn and ask questions about the final design and construction timeline for this project.

Project Timeline

Summer/fall 2019: construction

July 22, 2019: pre-construction information session

June 19 - July 15, 2019: tendering period

Project History

Background

In 2014, Edmonton City Council passed a motion at Transportation Committee to investigate pedestrian safety enhancement at the Saskatchewan Drive and Scona Road/99 Street intersection. Following this motion, 2 independent traffic safety assessments were initiated to study the intersection. In 2015, recommended countermeasures resulted in implementation of driver feedback signs, additional signal heads and bus stop relocation.

Meetings were held in 2015 regarding the implemented and future safety measures. Additional concerns were raised by the community regarding the safety of pedestrians and cyclists at the west leg of the intersection.

Feedback collected during this time informed the development of a new concept design for the intersection, which was prepared and presented at a public event in January 2016. The concept design and a summary of other recommended countermeasures were subsequently presented to Transportation Committee that same year.

Public Engagement

Scona Road Traffic Safety Initiatives Public Meeting - January 2016

Based on a comprehensive analysis of the traffic safety concerns at the intersection of Scona Road, Saskatchewan Drive and 99 Street, the City is implementing several engineering measures to improve safety.

Some of the safety improvements include digital speed display signs, new traffic and pedestrian lights and several other modifications.

Meeting Materials
Display Boards
Factsheet
Presentation

Information Session - April 2018

In 2017-2018, additional modifications to the concept were completed and the final recommended design was presented on April 19, 2018 at the Strathcona Neighborhood Renewal information session.

Meeting Materials
Display Boards
Fact Sheet

Information Session - March 2019

On Monday March 4, 2019 the project team attended the Strathcona Neighborhood Renewal Information Session to gather additional feedback from area residents and commuters on 2 options for the intersection improvement.

This was done to supplement feedback received in spring 2018, which determined the proposed permanent removal of the Eastbound to Southbound (EB - SB) right turn off of Saskatchewan Drive to 99 Street would negatively impact the community and traffic in the area. 

The 2 options presented included the original concept presented spring 2018 and a second modified version that would not ban the EB-SB turn off Saskatchewan Drive. Please refer to the What We Heard Report for a detailed summary of the information gathered at that event.

Following this event and the feedback collected, the project team decided to proceed with the option that will maintain the EB - SB right turn. This design prioritizes pedestrian safety while also retaining a key traffic movement to preserve intersection functionality.

For More Information

Ryan Drummond

Telephone

780-496-1105

Email Ryan.Drummond@edmonton.ca

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