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Project Area from St. Albert Trail to 97 Street

Check out this map showing the St. Albert Trail to 97 Street study area.

Proposed Changes

The concept planning study for this area will consider:

  • Removal of traffic signals at 127 Street, 124 Street, 121 Street and 107 Street 

  • Removal of direct access to Yellowhead Trail, including at 130 Street, 126 Street and CN Rail

  • Alternate access to 130 Street, 126 Street, 124 Street as well as 107 Street

No decisions on the future roadway design have yet been made within this section of the Yellowhead Trail corridor. At the end of the Concept Planning Study, the City will have a preferred concept plan showing required changes to the roadway network between St. Albert Trail and 97 Street to accommodate the closure of direct accesses to Yellowhead Trail. The concept plan will include interchanges, roadways and land requirements.

Project Update December 2020

Since the 3 potential design options were shared in October 2020, Option 3 has been eliminated from further consideration. The technical analysis of Option 3 was consistent with concerns we heard from the public during fall 2020 engagement, and it was evident that it would not deliver on the objectives of the project.

Further technical analysis of Option 1: Service Road and Option 2: Conventional Interchange are ongoing and the recommended concept plan will be shared in early 2021. Preliminary and detailed design will take place in 2021 and 2022 and construction is planned to begin in 2023.

Fall 2020 Engagement

Your input matters.

During our Phase 2 engagement in October 2020, you attended our online sessions, asked questions about the design options and shared feedback through our online survey. As part of the public engagement process, we are committed to reporting back on how your input was collected and used. A Phase 2 What We Heard report will be shared online in January 2021.



If you missed our online learning sessions, you can watch a recording and read answers to the questions participants asked.

Public Online Learning Sessions:

October 7, 2020 from 3-4:30pm

October 8, 2020 from 11:30am-1pm

October 8, 2020 from 6:30-8pm

Questions and Answers (all sessions)


To learn about proposed changes to Yellowhead Trail, watch a series of 6 informative videos:

Welcome Video

Project overview and introduction to Phase 2

Video One

Option 1

Service Road Option overview

Video Two

Option 2

Conventional Interchange Option overview

Video Three

Option 3

127 Street Overpass/121 Street Interchange Option overview

Video Four

Options Comparison

Summary of key similarities and differences between the 3 options

Video Five

Evaluation Criteria

Overview of draft evaluation criteria

Video Six

Project Timeline

Project Lifecycle Concept

Phase 2: Explore and Refine Options

Public and stakeholder feedback from Phase 2 in fall 2020 will be used alongside a detailed technical analysis to develop a recommended concept plan by early 2021. Construction is planned to begin in 2023.

Summer 2020 Newsletter
Fall 2020 Newsletter

Phase 1: Identify Values, Issues and Ideas

Two engagement events were held in November 2019. Learn more about what we heard from engagement participants:

Display Boards

What We Heard Report

Public Engagement

The City values public input and recognizes its importance in identifying the needs of all Yellowhead Trail road users, area residents and businesses. Each segment of the Yellowhead Trail Freeway Conversion Program is being built to balance the roadway requirements with community, business and commuter needs.

Please contact us with your St. Albert Trail to 97 Street questions by emailing

Yellowhead Trail Is Changing

Stay informed with program updates and opportunities to have your say in shaping the new Yellowhead Trail.

For More Information

Yellowhead Trail Freeway Conversion




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