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Construction to widen Yellowhead Trail to 6 lanes has started at 61 Street and continues east to the North Saskatchewan River. The work is anticipated to be completed November 2021. For more information, view the most recent East Widening construction bulletin.

Project Area from 61 Street to the North Saskatchewan River

This map shows proposed changes from 61 Street to the North Saskatchewan River.

Upcoming Changes

To accommodate projected traffic growth and to improve safety and traffic flow along the roadway, Yellowhead Trail will be widened to 6 lanes starting just west of 50 Street and continuing east to Victoria Trail. This means:

  • Ramp reconfiguration at the Victoria Trail interchange will be required

  • Minor adjustments to the interchange ramps at 50 Street will be made to improve their operation

  • Access between the eastbound and westbound lanes of Yellowhead Trail near 35 Street will be closed

Project Timeline


Construction started in May

Construction Information

Construction Contact Information:
Contractor Project Manager:
Michael Stang
Phone: 780-732-7457

City of Edmonton Project Manager: Bryon Heroux
Phone: 780-496-1795

Construction Bulletin - May 2020


Design work completed


Concept plan completed

Public Engagement

The City values public input and recognizes its importance in identifying the needs of all Yellowhead Trail road users, area residents and businesses. Each segment of the Yellowhead Trail Freeway Conversion Program is being built to balance the roadway requirements with community, business and commuter needs. See Program History to learn more.

Fall 2019: 
What We Heard Report

To follow the physical distancing requirements currently in place due to COVID-19, all in-person engagement sessions have been put on hold. We value your input and encourage you to participate in future engagement opportunities when they are available.

Please contact us with your East Widening questions by emailing

Construction Photos

Yellowhead Trail Is Changing

Stay informed with program updates and opportunities to have your say in shaping the new Yellowhead Trail.

For More Information

Yellowhead Trail Freeway Conversion




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