Alberta's Industrial Heartland Transportation Study

Strathcona County (Alberta’s Industrial Heartland) has had a dramatic period of growth over the past number of years and is considered one of the top areas in North America for future growth.

To address this growth, Strathcona County conducted an update to the 2007 Transportation Study. The study area is bounded by Highway 15 to the south, Range Road 220 to the west, the North Saskatchewan River to Vinca Bridge to the north, and Highway 830 to the east.

The primary objectives of the Transportation Study were to establish and/or update the following:

  • A road system that provided efficient access and for emergency purposes in AIH 
  • A conceptual major roadway network alignment in the study area, based on traffic generated by industrial operations
  • Preliminary roadway details including right-of-way or width, the number of lanes, and the major intersection locations with the adjacent Provincial Highway system
  • Railroad at-grade or grade-separated crossings, including the decision criteria for the basis to establish either
  • Overall connectivity of the road system and the provision of accesses to future developments
  • Recommendation of staging and phasing for the construction of important highway elements

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Last updated: Tuesday, June 19, 2018
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