On Thursday March 7, 2019, Terwillegar Drive was named as one of the City projects awarded provincial funding through the Alberta Community Transit (ACT) fund. This contribution of $24.6 million provides funding for dedicated bus lanes on Terwillegar Drive and follows City Council’s decision in December 2018 to fund Stage 1 of the planned upgrades to Terwillegar Drive as a part of the 2019-2022 Capital Budget.
The City is now reviewing the concept plan for Stage 1, along Terwillegar Drive between Anthony Henday Drive and Whitemud Drive. Construction is currently anticipated to begin in the spring of 2020 or 2021. The recommended plan will improve vehicle capacity, reduce congestion and delays, and improve the accommodation for transit users, pedestrians and cyclists. Stage 1 upgrades include:
Widening Terwillegar Drive to 4 lanes in each direction between Anthony Henday Drive and Whitemud Drive: 3 lanes for motor vehicles and 1 for transit.
A shared-use path on the east side of Terwillegar Drive
Continued landscape naturalization on the corridor
When complete, the recommended concept plan will be shared with area residents, community leagues, stakeholders and the public for feedback and questions. This will also be an opportunity to see how input collected from the last phase of engagement, in late 2018, was used to refine the concept plan. More information on public opportunities to view the recommended plan will be shared in late summer 2019.