Check out this map showing the proposed road changes.
Existing intersections at 149 Street and 142 Street will be closed, and there will be no direct access to Yellowhead Trail from these streets. Road users will access Yellowhead Trail at the nearest interchange, at either 156 Street or St. Albert Trail.
All other access directly to Yellowhead Trail will be removed, including at 143 Street, existing service roads and existing business accesses.
One-way service roads will be built on the north and south sides of Yellowhead Trail to provide access to businesses and properties.
This project is anticipated to be complete by the end of 2023.
Construction Update - Fall 2023
Construction started in 2021 and is ongoing between 156 Street to St. Albert Trail.
- Construction of all retaining walls, under the St. Albert Trail bridge, along the St. Albert Trail ramp, and under 156 Street bridge is complete
- Utility work between 156 Street to St. Albert Trail will be complete by end of 2023
- Construction of storm pond at the southwest corner of Yellowhead Trail and 142 Street is complete
- Dovercourt noise wall replacement is complete
Three lanes of traffic along Yellowhead Trail will be open during peak hours. There will be times overnight that only 1 lane in each direction will be open on Yellowhead Trail. The speed limit may be reduced to 40km/hour in construction zones and we ask the public to be mindful of signs and construction crews as they travel through the area.
Traffic Safety Measures
Recent construction activities along Yellowhead Trail have led to Dovercourt residents expressing concerns about speeding and shortcutting within the neighbourhood. Sherbrooke residents have also expressed concerns about speeding and shortcutting, resulting from future construction. To address these concerns, the City is implementing a comprehensive traffic management plan. In 2023, speed humps were installed alongside signalized intersections on St. Albert Trail at Dovercourt Avenue and 122 Avenue. Additional traffic calming measures (2 raised crosswalks and 1 permanent diverter) will be installed in 2024. For more information, view the Safety Measures Notice.