Highway 2 Gaetz Avenue Interchange Improvement Project
- Winter shut down is in effect. A 50 km/hr speed limit will be maintained along Taylor Drive at Highway 2A during winter shut down as the temporary traffic signals and construction barricades will remain in place over the winter. Speed limits on Highway 2 have been returned to 110 km/hr during winter shut down. Reduced speed limits within the construction zone will resume upon start-up in spring 2017.
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What to Expect in 2017
The following work is planned for 2017. Please watch for various traffic detours throughout the 2017 construction season.
- Work on or around Taylor Drive to include:
- Building up reinforced fill on both sides of Taylor Drive to stabilize the embankment for the new bridges; and
- Construction of the abutment, girder placement and concrete deck/barriers for the northbound Taylor Drive bridges
- Construction and placement of the abutments and girders for the Gaetz Avenue bridge
- Construction of the north and south collector-distributor roads
- Reconstruction of the corner of Spruce Street and Gasoline Alley East
- Construction of the Leva Avenue roundabout
2016 Construction Progress
- Southbound Gaetz Avenue to Highway 2 was closed in September 2016 to facilitate construction of the new Gaetz Avenue bridge and new Highway 2 alignment.
- Temporary traffic signals were installed at the Highway 2A (Taylor Drive) interchange ramp to provide detour access to Highway 2 southbound.
- Grading work began in the median of Highway 2.
- Foundation piles were driven for the Taylor Drive and Gaetz Avenue bridges.
- A noise berm adjacent to Waskasoo Estates was constructed.
- Other work included: wick drain installation in the northwest area of the interchange, storm pipe installation and temporary retaining walls were constructed.
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Alberta Transportation is beginning a multi-year project to construct a new interchange at Highway 2, Gaetz Avenue and Taylor Drive, south of the City of Red Deer.
In addition to being an important corridor for highway travel, Gaetz Avenue and Taylor Drive provide access to key destinations for local residents.
The new interchange will:
- Accommodate increased traffic volumes on Highway 2 by providing for three lanes in each direction.
- Improve safety for motorists on these roads by separating high and low speed traffic getting to and from the highway.
- Integrate the Taylor Drive and Gaetz Avenue interchanges into one full interchange system, improving safety and ease of travel.
Construction of the interchange is expected to begin September 15, 2016, with estimated completion in fall 2018, weather dependent.
The project will include the removal of three bridge structures, construction of five new bridge structures, reconfiguration of ramps and intersections, realignment of Highway 2, expansion to six lanes between 32 Street and Mackenzie Road and the construction of new collector-distributor roads.
The interchange system is designed to separate high speed highway traffic from low speed local traffic. This will be accomplished with the construction of a new collector-distributor road system. The collector-distributor road system will include a one-way road on each side of the highway that will run parallel to the highway.
Motorists can expect some delays in the area during construction, however, two lanes in each direction will be open on Highway 2 during the day, and access to businesses in Gasoline Alley East and Gasoline Alley West will be maintained.
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Video Fly Through
To view a video fly through of the project, click here.