Yellowhead Trail Conversion Update
The concept planning study for St. Albert Trail to 97 Street launched in September of last year. The strategic plan for Yellowhead Trail indicates new interchanges. Namely, at 127 Street and 121 Street but no decisions on the future roadway design have been made. Engagement activities with stakeholders took place at the end of November. Property owners, business owners, and the general public were invited to share on how the roadway is currently being used. This is a critical step to understanding potential impacts of the removal of traffic signals and direct access as part of the freeway conversion.
As we come into the fall of 2020, Phase 1 of Concept Planning is coming to a close. Phase 1 set out to identify the values, issues, and ideas around the project. Here are display boards you can check out. Read the What We Heard Report if you want to get caught up.
Phase 2 of Concept Planning will explore and refine the best possible options for the corridor. Phase 2 public engagement will start in fall of 2020 and the Concept Planning Study will be complete by spring 2021 determining what will be designed and built.
YHT Engagement This Fall
The City has developed 3 design concepts for conversion project from St. Albert Trail to 97 Street. The concepts will be shared online on September 28, 2020. Explore the options, and join the City for a live online learning session the week of October 5, 2020.
The option address freeway access while minimizing the impacts to residential and commercial properties. No direct impacts to residential properties is anticipated in any of the options. However in some options, service roads and ramps may be closer to neighbourhoods and some residents may experience changes to their existing views.
In all options, though, Yellowhead Trail will pass under the new interchanges.
Your feedback is key in this process. The City is inviting all residents to be apart of the process and provide insight, share concerns, and have their voices heard.
Yellowhead Trail Public Online Learning Sessions
There are several opportunities to be involved:
Wednesday, October 7, 2020 from 3 – 4:30pm
Thursday, October 8, 2020 from 11:30am – 1pm and 6:30 – 8pm
An online survey will be open from September 28 to October 16 at the project website.