Terwillegar Drive is a key north-south route that has exceeded its transportation capacity. It is also an important connector to 170 Street, which will become a future freeway from 41 Avenue to Leduc.
Terwillegar Drive was originally envisioned in the 1980s as a free-flowing road to accommodate travel demands within southwest Edmonton. The travel demand already exceeds capacity, causing users to experience delays, collisions and emit more greenhouse gases. The City’s Transportation Master Plan and Transportation Systems Bylaw 15101 both support the freeway conversion.
The ultimate freeway conversion goals are to accommodate all users locally and regionally, safely and efficiently, and to alleviate corridor congestion.