Provide feedback on transportation study draft recommendations

September 8, 2020

Provide feedback on transportation study draft recommendations

Strathcona County is continuing its functional planning transportation study in the southwest area. The study will determine what upgrades will be required over the next 20 to 30 years, as growth and development occur, to support future traffic volumes. 

Strathcona County is continuing its functional planning transportation study in the southwest area. The study will determine what upgrades will be required over the next 20 to 30 years, as growth and development occur, to support future traffic volumes.

Residents are invited to provide input on draft recommendations through an online discussion board:

  • September 21, at 9 a.m. to September 29, at 4:30 p.m.
  • Discussion is open 24 hours a day, with staff moderators available from Monday to Friday 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
  • To participate: sign up to be a member of Strathcona County Online Opinion Panel (SCOOP) and join the discussion board at scoop.strathcona.ca.

The draft recommendations and engagement display boards will also be available at strathcona.ca/southfps on September 21.

The study area is bounded on the west side by Range Road 234, on the south by Township Road 510, on the north by Highway 14 and on the east by Highway 21.

As growth continues in the Edmonton Metropolitan Region, Strathcona County is considering the transportation needs of this area over the next twenty to thirty years. With input from Alberta Transportation, the City of Edmonton and the County of Leduc, the study will determine long-term transportation needs, including number of lanes, road grades, rail crossing realignments, intersections and other road characteristics.

Residents were first invited to an open house in October 2019 to learn about the project, its purpose and timeline, and to provide input to inform the County's understanding of the study area.

A second open house was planned for spring 2020; however, this was postponed due to COVID-19. Residents are now invited to participate in an online discussion board to provide input on draft recommendations. For residents who are unable to participate in the online discussion boards, please contact 780-464-8279 for more information.

The final recommended functional plan will be presented at a future open house or engagement event. Strathcona County is considering engagement options to ensure all residents have the opportunity to participate.

About the online discussion board:

Residents can read different topics and information about the transportation study. There will be questions posed and opportunities to share feedback on the different topics. Residents can participate in interactive discussions by posting their comments. They can see what others have to say and discuss with each other as well. County subject matter experts will be available as moderators to answer questions and clarify.
 

More information including a map of the study area.

 

 

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