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About the Project Area

The project includes the widening of Fort Road to six lanes from Yellowhead Trail to 66 Street, with widening of the CN Rail underpass. The clearance at the CN Rail underpass will also be increased by lowering Fort Road.

Additional improvements include:

  • A new shared-use path on the west side of Fort Road
  • A new sidewalk on the east side
  • A new roadway connecting 66 Street to Fort Road, south of the CN Rail line


Where We Are Now

Concept plans have been developed for the widening of Fort Road and design is scheduled to begin in early 2019.

Project Timeline

Project Lifecycle Concept

2024: Operate
Construction will be completed. The area will be fully open for use in its new form.

2021–2023: Build 
Construction will start in 2021, beginning with roadway network changes off Yellowhead Trail.

2020: Detailed Design    
Refine the preliminary design and prepare plans and specifications that will guide construction and ensure that changes are built to standards.

2020: Preliminary Design
Develop the concept plan in more detail, determine issues and constraints and how those can be managed. Prepare schedule and budget.  

2018–2019: Concept    
Developing a plan for what will be built and what it will look like including changes to the broader roadway network.

2011: Strategy    
The Yellowhead Strategic Plan directed the closure of access to and over Yellowhead Trail at 66 Street.

Public Engagement

Engagement information for all of the Yellowhead Trail Freeway Conversion projects can be found at Public Engagement. This includes engagement opportunities and reports for projects that make up the conversion of Yellowhead Trail.

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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