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Northeast Anthony Henday Drive

The northeast leg of Anthony Henday Drive opened on October 1, 2016, after five years of construction, completing the first ring road in Alberta. Its completion provides 80 kilometres of free-flow traffic around Edmonton and connects the 24 municipalities in the Capital Region. The speed limit on the completed Anthony Henday Drive will be 100 km/h, unless otherwise posted.

One of the major project highlights was the construction of twin bridges which stretch almost one-third of a kilometre over the North Saskatchewan River. The bridges include three lanes of northbound traffic and four lanes of southbound traffic with the capability for future widening of up to two additional lanes in each direction if warranted. The southbound bridge will also include a pedestrian and bicycle bridge suspended below the structure, to connect to surrounding existing and future trail networks. This bike and pedestrian walkway will open in 2017.

The Northeast Anthony Henday Drive project also includes: 27 kilometres of six and eight-lane divided roadway, nine interchanges, two road flyovers, and eight rail crossing flyovers.

Although the road is open to traffic, drivers will continue to see work being completed off the highway—things like landscaping, seeding and final bridge work. There should be no major impacts to traffic and all lanes are expected to remain open, however speed reductions may be required at times to ensure the safety of workers.

Quick traffic information about maintenance on Anthony Henday Drive can also be obtained by calling 5-1-1 toll-free, visiting 511.alberta.ca or following @511Alberta on twitter.

Including the northeast section, a $1.81 billion investment which includes a total of 47 structures, the Alberta government has committed more than $4 billion toward the construction of the Edmonton Ring Road. This project is one of many that deliver on Alberta Transportation’s commitment to support the economy and increase market access by focusing on capital plan projects for core infrastructure and key corridors.

For more information on this project, please call 1-855-272-3184 or visit the Northeast Anthony Henday Drive project website.

NE Henday Project Photos

Project update February 2016

News

Northeast Anthony Henday closer to completion - May 01, 2014

Weekend Henday work restricts Sherwood Park Freeway - November 6, 2013

Baseline bridge work staggered to reduce disruption - November 5, 2013

Update: Manning Drive bridge building means rerouting - September 27, 2013

NE Henday detoured at Baseline for girder install - September 20, 2013

Sherwood Park Freeway overpass repairs - September 5, 2013

Update: NE Henday detour starts September 3 - September 3, 2013

Albertans one year closer to free-flow Henday Drive - August 7, 2013

One day pothole fix for NE Henday stretch - July 30, 2013

Better Yellowhead access coming to Sherwood Park - July 05, 2013

76 Avenue closure opens throttle for NE Henday - June 12, 2013

Manning Drive detour supports NE Henday build - June 12, 2013

Building new Henday overpass begins with a bang - June 11, 2013

Updated timeline: Baseline bridge demolition - May 17, 2013

Out with old and in with new Henday bridge at Baseline - May 15, 2013

New lights signal NE Henday progress at Baseline - May 10, 2013

Construction digs-in on final leg of Edmonton ring road - July 16, 2012

P3 project reaches financial close - May 18, 2012

Final northeast leg of Anthony Henday moves forward - March 2, 2011

Three groups qualify to bid on northeast Edmonton ring road - May 9, 2011

The Transportation Utility Corridor (TUC) was originally planned by the Province of Alberta and the City of Edmonton in the late 1970s and is commonly referred to as Anthony Henday Drive. During the 1980s and 1990s the Province of Alberta, who is responsible for the development of the ring road, purchased most of the lands required for this TUC.

Public Private Partnership Agreement

Below is the documentation for this agreement:

Request for Qualifications Design/Build/Operate/Maintain Agreement
Request for Proposal Schedules
Value for Money Report

Functional Planning Study

ISL Land and Engineering, on behalf of Alberta Transportation, completed a Functional Planning Study for the Northeast Edmonton Ring Road. This study establishes the freeway and interchange configurations.

The January 2010 Functional Planning Study (pdf 113 MB)

Appendix A - Geotechnical (pdf 71 MB) Appendix B - Traffic Noise Study (pdf 6.7 MB) Appendix C - Road Safety Audit (pdf 36.5 MB)
Appendix D - Public Consultation - not available

Appendix E - Environment (pdf 40 MB)
Appendices (pdf 77 MB)

Appendix F - Limited Phase 1 Environment Site Assessment (pdf 113 MB)
Appendix G - 30 Year Stage 1 2041 Functional Plan (pdf 34.30 MB) Appendix H - Traffic Analysis (pdf 8.98 MB)

The Bridge Planning Summary Report (pdf 167 MB)

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