Planning a northeast river crossing: phase 2 public meetings

November 16, 2017

Planning a northeast river crossing: phase 2 public meetings

Residents are invited to attend public meetings for phase 2 of the Northeast River Crossing (NERC) Functional Planning Study. This study will identify a potential location for a proposed future roadway and bridge over the North Saskatchewan River, connecting Edmonton and Strathcona County.

Two identical drop-in meetings are available for residents to attend, where feasible alignment options will be shown for public feedback and questions.    

Date: Tuesday, November 21
Time: 4-8 p.m.
Location: Bethel Lutheran Church, 298 Bethel Drive, Sherwood Park

Date: Wednesday, November 22
Time: 4-8 p.m.
Location: Horse Hill School, 19355 Meridian Street NW, Edmonton

This is the second phase in the NERC Functional Planning Study, a joint partnership between Strathcona County, the City of Edmonton, the City of Fort Saskatchewan, Sturgeon County and Alberta Transportation. The proposed bridge would provide an alternate route over the river, connecting Highways 15 (Manning Drive) and 21, improving access to Highway 63 leading north. Construction of the proposed bridge is not expected for another 25 to 35 years.

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Set in the centre of Alberta’s energy and agricultural heartland, Strathcona County is a thriving, successful and vibrant community of over 98,000 residents. Strathcona County is made up of the urban area of Sherwood Park and a large adjacent rural area of farms, acreages and smaller hamlets. It is home to 75 per cent of refining in Western Canada. With a focus on economic, governance, social, cultural and environmental sustainability, Strathcona County is committed to balancing the unique needs of its diverse community.


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Contact: Strathcona County Communications, 780-410-6595