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Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITS) - Background


Project Objectives Study Area Work Plan Study Team

Highway 2 between Edmonton and Calgary is the heaviest traveled route in Alberta serving many intra-provincial trips between the communities along the corridor. It also serves as a key link in the CANAMEX North South Trade Corridor that links Alberta to the United States and Mexico. It is a fundamental component of Alberta's transportation network and its ability to continue to provide, safe, efficient and reliable transportation to both travelers and freight transportation is vital to Alberta's economy.

The portion of Highway 2 that is included within this project includes:

  • Highway 2 (rural divided freeway) between Edmonton and Calgary, approximately 260 km;

  • Deerfoot Trail in the City of Calgary from the north city limits to the connection to Highway 2 (including the new section) in the south end, approximately 50 km; and

  • Anthony Henday Drive in the City of Edmonton from Highway 16 interchange (north end) to Gateway Drive (south end), including short sections of Gateway Boulevard and Yellowhead Trail to the city limits, approximately 25 km.

For the road weather information system, the study area includes the National Highway System which consists of Highways 1, 2, 3, 4, 9, 16, 35, 43 and 49; approximately 3,400 km of roadway.