On freeways, traffic is able to flow freely because there are no traffic signals, intersections or crossings at the same level with other roads, railways or pedestrian paths.
Yellowhead Trail as a freeway means the current traffic signals will be removed and road users will exit and enter Yellowhead Trail at the nearest interchange.
Interchanges are grade-separated intersections (one road passes over another) with ramps to connect them. Within our freeway conversion limits, there are currently interchanges located at 156 Street, St. Albert Trail, 97 Street, 82 Street, Fort Rd/Wayne Gretzky Drive, 50 Street and Victoria Trail.
As part of the freeway conversion, options for new interchanges are being explored between St. Albert Trail and 97 Street, and construction of a new overpass has been recommended at 66 Street. New parallel roads between some interchanges will support access to areas that previously had direct access on or off Yellowhead Trail.