Strathcona County is planning intersection and pedestrian safety improvements to Sherwood Drive and Granada Boulevard that support the long-term vision for the Centre in the Park area of Sherwood Park.  

Concept rendering of the intersection improvements planned at Sherwood Drive and Granada Boulevard

Overview of intersection changes  

The construction area includes Sherwood Drive from Oak Street to Festival Way and Granada Boulevard to the Fas Gas intersection. 

The initial phase of construction in 2026 will include:     

  • Decreasing the total number of through-lanes from six to four  
  • Adding a dual left-turn lane from southbound Sherwood Drive to eastbound Granada Boulevard   
  • Widening walkways, adding on-street parking and enhancing landscaping 
  • Optimizing signal timing for traffic flow 
  • Improving access at the Fas Gas intersection on Granada Boulevard 

The detailed design will be finalized in the fall of 2024 and will guide the initial and future phases of road work for the area, with timing determined by future development.  

Changes improve walkability and pedestrian safety 

The area has a large number of seniors, as well as school-aged users walking and cycling to area schools and community destinations. Reducing the number of through-lanes to two in both directions reduces the crossing distance, which improves safety for pedestrians.  

Transportation modelling concludes that current and future traffic demands will still be accommodated with these lane reductions. 

Vision for Centre in the Park 

Centre in the Park (CITP) is a multi-use area within the heart of Sherwood Park that serves as the urban core of our community. It encompasses a broad area that includes the mall, schools, public parks, the Community Centre and County Hall, recreation facilities, residential development and more. 

Updated in 2020, the Centre in the Park Area Redevelopment Plan sets the framework to continue to build a vibrant core in Strathcona County. It supports long-term growth and meets higher density requirements, while improving walkability and safety.   

We will continue to see Centre in the Park transform to further enhance its urban downtown feel—with a walkable main street, and more street front developments, diverse housing options, and inviting gathering spaces.   

Further information:

Centre in the Park redevelopment inquiries
Land Development Planning
Phone: 780-464-8080

Construction inquiries
Transportation Engineering and Operations
Phone: 780-417-7100

Last updated: Tuesday, June 04, 2024
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