Preliminary design for Stage Two and planning of Stage Three will start winter 2021. Construction for Stage One will begin in spring 2021. More information will be shared as planning, design and delivery of the stages progresses.
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Terwillegar Drive is being upgraded to meet current and future needs. Construction begins in 2021 and will take approximately 5 years to complete.
Terwillegar Drive is a key north-south route connecting Edmontonians across the city. The road has exceeded its transportation capacity. To accommodate for the area growth, a three-stage plan has been approved to alleviate congestion and provide all users a safe and efficient route.
Upgrading Terwillegar Drive to an expressway: 4 lanes in each direction (3 for motor vehicles and 1 dedicated lane for transit)
Enhanced bus stops
Shared-use path on the east side of Terwillegar Drive
Terwillegar Drive/170 Street widening
A new plan to upgrade Terwillegar Drive to an expressway emerged during the initial planning study in mid-2017. The Terwillegar Drive Expansion Program was developed considering public input, direction from City Council, technical requirements and emerging plans and policies. Initially, a freeway was being developed for Terwillegar Drive.
The City is committed to providing opportunities for anyone who is impacted or interested in the Terwillegar Drive Expansion Program to share input and contribute to the decision making.
The Terwillegar Drive Expansion Program, including Stage One, was developed considering the needs of area residents, businesses, community organizations and the public. Planning and design of the remaining stages will provide continued opportunities to learn about the projects, share input and contribute to the decision making.
Planning and design of each stage will balance public input, technical requirements and direction from City plans and policies. Additional opportunities to provide input and learn more about plans will be shared as the program advances.
Upgrades to the Whitemud Drive/Terwillegar Drive interchange are a part of the Terwillegar Drive Expansion Program.
The City has started the planning and design of a pedestrian/cyclist bridge over Whitemud Drive near Whitemud Creek.