Highway 19 East Improvement Project
Highway 19 is an east-west, 12-kilometre, two-lane, high-volume, high load corridor connecting Highway 60 (near Devon) and the Queen Elizabeth II Highway (QEII) near Nisku. It is a critical piece of infrastructure that supports continued economic growth in the Edmonton Metropolitan Region.
The expansion of Highway 19 will be a multi-phase, multi-year project. The overall plan is to increase Highway 19 to four lanes from Highway 60 to west of the QEII.
The project also includes increasing to six lanes, a 1.8 kilometre section of Highway 19 west of the QEII adjacent to the airport to provide capacity for future development.
Construction on the East portion began in spring 2017 and is expected to be open to traffic in summer 2019, weather permitting. The improvements also included new traffic signals and illumination at Leduc County’s 34th Street (Range Road 252) and the construction of a new intersection at 42nd Street. The new traffic signals and additional highway lanes will improve safety at these intersections for current and future traffic volumes.
In addition, the Highway 2 north service road (Range Road 251B) from Highway 19 to Township Road 510 has been closed during construction starting mid-summer 2017. Landowners and local traffic will still be able to access the properties along this section of road from Township Road 510. All other traffic will be required to detour onto Range Road 252 for access to Highway 19. A permanent access route is planned to the west which will connect Range Road 251B to Highway 19.
To see a map of these closures, click here.
Additional Improvement Work
In 2017, Alberta Transportation began construction on a fourth, 6.3 kilometre southbound driving lane on Highway 2 between 41 Avenue SW and Highway 19. This is not part of the Highway 19 East project; however, it will also improve operations on Highway 2 and traffic exiting onto Highway 19 and/or Nisku Business Park. This project is now complete.
More information about construction and traffic impacts can be found on 511.alberta.ca and on Twitter @511Alberta. You can also find local traffic information at Leduc County and Edmonton International Airport.
Click here to see some Frequently Asked Questions about this project.