The City completed the final stages of a significant public engagement process that resulted in the development and refinement of a preferred option for freeway operation of Yellowhead Trail at 149 Street.
Public Involvement Report
The public engagement process included an Open House in June 2012 with a second open house in September 2013, 11 key stakeholder meetings, discussions with internal and external stakeholders such as CN Rail and utility companies, information bulletins to the community and the establishment of a Stakeholder Input Group (SIG).
This group of area stakeholders worked with City planners to develop ideas for converting Yellowhead Trail at 149 Street to a freeway operation, while retaining reasonable access to the adjacent businesses and the Dovercourt community. The stakeholder group helped to identify and develop:
- Issues and constraints
- Evaluation criteria and their relative weighting
- Interchange and preferred access arrangements
Over the course of several workshops, the stakeholders helped to evaluate and reduce the total number of alternatives.
After significant development and evaluation of alternatives, the City arrived at a recommended configuration for the area based on input received from internal and external stakeholders, as well as Transportation Committee.
This preferred option includes one-way service roads parallel to Yellowhead Trail on the north and south sides. There is no connection proposed for 149 Street across Yellowhead Trail.