Permanent 127 Street Closure
The permanent closure of the 127 Street/Anthony Henday Drive connection took place on Thursday May 23, 2019.
In July 2016, Alberta Transportation identified safety and operational concerns at the 127 Street right-in/right-out access to Anthony Henday Drive and determined a need to close this connection. To prepare for this closure, the City began constructing the first stage of the future Heritage Valley Trail/135 Street connection to Anthony Henday Drive in July 2018.
The future 135 Street will replace the existing 127 Street and provide transit and Kiss & Ride (passenger drop-off area) access from Anthony Henday Drive to the Heritage Valley Park & Ride and transit centre. This work is being coordinated with construction by ATCO Pipelines at the northeast corner of Ellerslie Road and 127 Street.
Both the new 135 Street connection to Anthony Henday Drive and Phase 1 of the Heritage Valley Park and Ride project are expected to be complete by the end of 2019. During the changeover from 127 Street to 135 Street, alternate detour routes include 111 Street and Rabbit Hill Road.
In addition to the 127 Street closure, there will be temporary disruptions along Ellerslie Road to facilitate both the Ellerslie Road widening and Heritage Valley Park and Ride projects.