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Construction between Rabbit Hill Road and Whitemud Drive started in spring 2021.

Construction Update - September 2021

Construction has been progressing throughout the spring and summer for Stage One, including widening Terwillegar Drive to 4 lanes in each direction. Construction is almost complete on the new inside expansion lanes in each direction between Whitemud Drive and Rabbit Hill Road. Once complete, traffic will be transitioned to the new lanes, while work to reconstruct the outside lanes, install bus lanes and construct the shared-use path will continue. 

40 Avenue Intersection

A new intersection alignment at 40 Avenue and Bulyea Road is being constructed. This will remove the existing curve, providing a traditional 90 degree crossing of the 2 roads. Both eastbound and westbound lanes remain open, however the concrete islands have been temporarily removed. Once construction is complete, the concrete islands separating eastbound and westbound traffic will be reinstalled. Please follow signage in the area while driving, walking or cycling. 

Transit Stop Relocations

Five transit stops are being relocated to widen Terwillegar Drive, as well as 3 bus stops along Terwillegar Drive and Rabbit Hill Road. Temporary bus stops will be provided during construction. Please visit edmonton.ca/TransitAlerts for up to date information.

About the Project

Stage One of the Terwillegar Drive Expansion Program includes all road upgrades to Terwillegar Drive from Anthony Henday Drive to Whitemud Drive. The improvements include:

  • Four lanes in each direction (3 for motor vehicles and 1 dedicated lane for transit)

  • Intersection upgrades, including new left and right turning lanes and shared-use path crossings

  • Bus stop upgrades, including longer pull outs, weather-protected shelters, connections to the shared-use path and lighting

  • Shared-use path on the east side of Terwillegar Drive including connections to the communities and lighting

  • Continued landscape naturalization and additional tree plantings

  • New rapid bus transit services anticipated to be in operation once construction is complete

A noise study was completed which revealed that the current berms and fences along Terwillegar Drive provide sufficient noise mitigation to meet the requirements of the Urban Traffic Noise Policy C506A under both current and future traffic conditions. Additional noise attenuation measures are therefore not planned as part of Stage One.

Funding

Stage One is funded by the City of Edmonton through the 2019-2022 Capital Budget and in partnership with the Government of Alberta:

  • North portion (Rabbit Hill Road to Whitemud Drive): City of Edmonton

  • South portion (Anthony Henday Drive to Rabbit Hill Road), shared-use path, transit priority measures: Province of Alberta