Project Overview

  • Existing intersections at 149 Street and 142 Street will be closed, and there will be no direct access to Yellowhead Trail from these streets. Road users will access Yellowhead Trail at the nearest interchange, at either 156 Street or St. Albert Trail.

  • All other access directly to Yellowhead Trail will be removed, including at 143 Street, existing service roads and existing business accesses.

  • One-way service roads will be built on the north and south sides of Yellowhead Trail to provide access to businesses and properties.

  • Changes and modifications made to 123 Avenue, 124 Avenue and 128 Avenue.

  • This project is anticipated to be complete by the fall of 2024.

YHT Project map

Project Area from 156 Street to St. Albert Trail

Check out this map showing the proposed road changes.

Construction Update - Spring 2024

Construction started in 2021 and is ongoing between 156 Street to St. Albert Trail. The following work is in progress:

  • Road work will resume in spring 2024 and includes the installation of concrete traffic barriers, street lighting, overhead signs and final top lift paving
  • Landscaping will commence in spring 2024
  • Utility work will resume in spring 2024 and includes final underground drainage installations

The following work is complete:

  • Construction of all retaining walls: under the St. Albert Trail bridge, along the St. Albert Trail ramp, and under the 156 Street bridge
  • Construction of storm pond at the southwest corner of Yellowhead Trail and 142 Street
  • Dovercourt noise wall replacement 

Traffic accommodations are currently in place:

  • New Eastbound Service Road, accessed from eastbound Yellowhead Trail, west of 149 Street, provides access south of Yellowhead Trail to 149 Street, 142 Street, St Albert Trail and south businesses.
  • New Westbound Service Road, accessed from westbound Yellowhead Trail, at 143 Street and 147 Street, provides access north of Yellowhead Trail to 143 Street, 149 Street, 156 Street and north businesses.
  • Two lanes of traffic along Yellowhead Trail will be open during peak hours. There will be times overnight that only 1 lane in each direction will be open on Yellowhead Trail. The speed limit may be reduced to 40km/hour in construction zones and we ask the public to be mindful of signs and construction crews as they travel through the area.

Traffic Accommodation Map

View map of traffic accommodations

Traffic Safety Measures

Recent construction activities along Yellowhead Trail have led to Dovercourt residents expressing concerns about speeding and shortcutting within the neighbourhood. Sherbrooke residents have also expressed concerns about speeding and shortcutting, resulting from future construction. To address these concerns, the City is implementing a comprehensive traffic management plan. In 2023, speed humps were installed alongside signalized intersections on St. Albert Trail at Dovercourt Avenue and 122 Avenue. Additional traffic calming measures (2 raised crosswalks and 1 permanent diverter) will be installed in 2024. For more information, view the Safety Measures Notice.