In 2014, Edmonton City Council passed a motion at Transportation Committee to investigate pedestrian safety enhancement at the Saskatchewan Drive and Scona Road/99 Street intersection. Following this motion, 2 independent traffic safety assessments were initiated to study the intersection. In 2015, recommended countermeasures resulted in implementation of driver feedback signs, additional signal heads and bus stop relocation.
Meetings were held in 2015 regarding the implemented and future safety measures. Additional concerns were raised by the community regarding the safety of pedestrians and cyclists at the west leg of the intersection.
Feedback collected during this time informed the development of a new concept design for the intersection, which was prepared and presented at a public event in January 2016. The concept design and a summary of other recommended countermeasures were subsequently presented to Transportation Committee that same year.