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Alberta to begin expansion of southwest Anthony Henday Drive next year


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June 14, 2018 by Jillian Morgan

Alberta Minister of Transportation Brian Mason announces the expansion of southwest Anthony Henday Drive. (PHOTO: Government of Alberta)

EDMONTON—The southwest leg of Anthony Henday Drive in Edmonton will be expanded from four to six lanes.

Construction on the 18-kilometre stretch of road, made primarily of concrete, is expected to take three years, beginning in 2019. The province anticipates design work for the project to be finalized later this year.

Anthony Henday Drive, which opened in October 2016, is an 80-kilometre freeway that encircles Edmonton. The expansion of the southwest portion is a result of increased traffic volume in the city.


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  1. Untpak says:

    The expansion is not the result of increased traffic volume in the city (one of many excuses that seems to be accepted by government). The Anthony Henday was over capacity the day it opened, pointing to a complete failure to assess traffic volumes, and further, design failures for exit on and off ramps, along with nonsensical signage. The Anthony Henday in Edmonton stands as an example of terrible engineering, and the failure of government to meet the requirements of its citizens (yet again). The SW leg of this ring road is not the only issue, or source of daily parking-lot congestion for this road. Consider that a road section designed for 40,000 vehicles, seeing 80,000 vehicles at opening, being expanded to accommodate 60,000 vehicles for the next 20 years is not competent government, design, or engineering.

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