Construction begins on new intersection features

July 28, 2020

Construction begins on new intersection features

Construction begins on new intersection features  

Starting at the end of July, Strathcona County will begin construction at eight locations to support traffic and pedestrian safety improvements. New intersection features will reduce wait times for pedestrians and drivers, and increase pedestrian crossing safety.  

Construction is expected to be complete by September 30, pending weather and unforeseen issues. Motorists and pedestrians can expect impacts during construction, including temporary removal of pedestrian access to intersections and crossings; and traffic may be reduced to one lane during some daytime operations. To ensure the safety of workers, pedestrians and other drivers, please respect the “Posted Speed Limit” signs and barricades, and drive through all work zones with caution.  

  • Lakeland Drive (Petroleum Way) and Broadmoor Boulevard - install a new concrete island to close outside left turn lane for improved signal efficiency. 

  • Baseline Road and Shivam Boulevard (Chippewa Road) - install a new concrete island to close outside left turn lane for improved signal efficiency. 

  • Davidson Drive and Clover Bar Road - install a new traffic island for reduced pedestrian crossing distance; and the addition of a dedicated right turn and signal timing improvements. 

  • Clover Bar Road and Heritage Drive - install a new traffic island for reduced pedestrian crossing distance; and the addition of a dedicated right turn and signal timing improvements. 

  • Emerald Drive and Ellesmere Drive - install a new traffic island for reduced pedestrian crossing distance; and the addition of a dedicated right turn and improve signal efficiency for shopping centre traffic (more green time for drivers). 

  • Emerald Drive and Eton Boulevard – reconstruct pedestrian ramps for improved alignment with pedestrian crosswalk. 

  • Lakeland Drive and Sherwood Drive - modify the existing concrete median for improved vehicle turning movement. 

  • Baseline Road and Broadview Drive - reconstruct pedestrian ramps for improved alignment with pedestrian crosswalk. 

For more informationwww.strathcona.ca/2020trafficsafety    

 
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 hydrocarbon processing in Western Canada. Strathcona County is a leader in environmental conservation, and 55 per cent of its land is within the UNESCO Beaver Hills Biosphere. 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