Petroleum Way Widening and Multi-Use Trail

To increase safety and enhance connectivity for cyclists and pedestrians, construction was completed on a multi-use trail along Petroleum Way, on the north side.

This multi-use trail connects with existing trails in both Sherwood Park, and the City of Edmonton's river valley trail system, via the Strathcona Science Provincial Park.

This section of trail provides a critical connection within the TransCanada Trail system. The TransCanada Trail is one of the longest trails in the world, connecting nearly 1000 communities in Canada. InterPipeline Ltd. (IPL) has provided the County with a $1.5 million contribution to complete approximately 3.2 kilometres of missing TransCanada Trail.

The project also included design for upgrading the section of Petroleum Way roadway from Streambank Avenue to the Anthony Henday Drive underpass, into a four-lane roadway. The section of Petroleum Way roadway from the Anthony Henday underpass to 17th Street will be upgraded to a five-lane undivided urban arterial roadway (inclusive of storm sewer), with a shared centre left-turn lane.

Project timeline 

The multi-use trail is completed.

Project phases are: planning, design, construction and completed.


A multi-use trail design connecting the Strathcona Science Provincial Park to the existing trail at Streambank Avenue. The design component of the planned Petroleum Way roadway improvements, between 17th Street and Streambank Avenue.


Construction of the multi-use trail started summer 2017 with completion in spring 2018. The trail connects the Strathcona Science Park with the existing trail at Petroleum Way and Streambank Avenue.


Construction of a trail-on-road within the CP Rail right of way to start summer 2019 with completion in fall 2019. This section will include road widening along the north shoulder edge and delineators to define a travel space connecting the previously constructed trail. This length of trail was not previously constructed due to protection restrictions and costs defined by existing underground pipelines and CP Rail. Final trail construction within this section will move forward with roadway improvements at a future date.

Future (Tentative)

Pending Council approval, construction of roadway improvements.

Project contacts:

Transportation Planning and Engineering

County Connect

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Last updated: Wednesday, December 16, 2020
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