Planning a northeast river crossing: information session

April 5, 2017

Planning a northeast river crossing: information session

Residents are invited to a public information session for 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.

There are two identical public information sessions where participants will have an opportunity to learn more about the project, its timeline and to provide input of the study area.

Date: Wednesday, April 19

Time: 4 - 8 p.m. (project presentations at 5:30 and 7 p.m.)

Location: Bethel Lutheran Church, 298 Bethel Drive, Sherwood Park

Date: Thursday, April 20

Time: 4 - 8 p.m. (project presentations at 5:30 and 7 p.m.)

Location: Horse Hill School, 19355 Meridian Street NW, Edmonton

This is the first 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 21 and 15 (Manning Drive), 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, StrathconaCounty is committed to balancing the unique needs of its diverse community.


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Strathcona County Communications, 780-410-6595