Wye Road improvements
Construction starts after the May long weekend
Wye road construction starts the week of May 19. Weather may cause delays to the start date.
Traffic will be limited to one lane in each direction at times. Please consider alternate routes to reduce traffic in the area and avoid delays.
Thank you for your patience as we improve safety and traffic movement along Wye Road.
Strathcona County is initiating construction of the final phase of five kilometers of improvements on Wye Road. This important, high-volume connection to the region will have six lanes, similar to Baseline Road.
What’s happening in 2020
Construction on Wye Road, between Estate Drive and Clover Bar Road, will begin in spring 2020. We may be complete as early as fall 2020, pending impacts from weather and unforeseen construction issues.
- increase road from four to six lanes
- completion of a walking and cycling trail
- additional turn lanes into Hillshire, Estate Drive and Nottingham Way
- new traffic signals at Nottingham Way and Estate Drive
- adding crosswalks for safety and comfort at Nottingham Way
- a more walkable and accessible community, with a three-metre paved walking and cycling trail complete to Clover Bar Road
- a more inviting area with green space, landscaping and lighting
- ensuring other major infrastructure meets current and future growth needs, including stormwater pipes, power cables, curbs, gutters and drainage
Construction on Sherwood Drive at Wye Road, including an additional turn lane and turn lane improvements, will also begin in 2020.
What to expect
We will keep your commute as convenient as possible while we finish improvements.
You can expect traffic to be slower. Please consider alternate routes to reduce traffic volume in the construction area. Traffic will be restricted to one lane in each direction to allow construction to continue uninterrupted in the closed lanes.
Please make sure everyone gets home safe. Posted speed limits in construction zones apply whether or not workers are present.
About Wye Road improvements
Wye Road is a high-volume traffic road providing an important connection to the region, and a significant entrance to Strathcona County. The design and recommendations for this project were developed with input from stakeholders through significant public engagement.
The Wye Road Functional Planning Study recommends further improvements from Clover Bar Road to a future interchange at Highway 21. This is expected to happen in the long-term horizon (20+ years), once future development along that corridor occurs.
Wye Road improvements have been completed in phases, and construction started in 2008. Developer requirements, regulatory approvals and municipal funding are all considerations for timing and phasing of any major roadway project.
Map (1.7 MB) of current Wye Road configuration
Project map (1.1 MB) of Wye Road widening construction - Mitchell Street to Estate Drive
Appendix A - Previous Wye Road Studies (83.0 MB)
Appendix B - Traffic Review Working Paper (560.0 KB)
Appendix C - Environmental Noise Survey Report (21.4 MB)
Appendix D - Public Engagement (21.4 MB)
Appendix E - Cost Estimates (306.9 KB)
Transportation Planning and Engineering