Government invests in completing Terwillegar Drive
As part of Alberta’s Recovery Plan, the government is investing up to $120 million to complete the expansion of Terwillegar Drive and upgrade other road infrastructure projects in southwest Edmonton.
The work will include widening Terwillegar Drive from Rabbit Hill Road to and across Anthony Henday Drive to Windermere Boulevard, building a second overpass over Anthony Henday Drive, and making intersection improvements at 23 Avenue and Haddow Drive. This work will support about 865 jobs for Albertans.
The investment will help drive the economic recovery in the province by moving traffic more efficiently in southwest Edmonton – the fastest-growing part of Alberta’s capital city – and the entire capital region.
“This investment in Terwillegar Drive will help support Alberta’s Recovery Plan by ensuring families and businesses can get around faster and safer. I look forward to seeing work get underway on this project, which will create hundreds off jobs and pave the way for economic development in Edmonton for generations to come.”Jason Kenney, Premier
“As a resident of southwest Edmonton who drives these roads every single day, I know how critical this investment is to the overall quality of life for Edmonton families and businesses. Our government recognizes that Edmonton will play a critical role in the economic recovery of our province, which is why we’re investing in completing the expansion of Terwillegar Drive in southwest Edmonton. We’re walking the talk with serious investments in Alberta’s capital city.”Kaycee Madu, Minister of Municipal Affairs
“I am ecstatic to see that phase two for the Terwillegar Drive expansion is receiving funding. Between the City of Edmonton’s funding of phase one and the Government of Alberta’s funding of phase two, the entire length of Terwillegar Drive will finally be fully upgraded. The residents of southwest Edmonton have been waiting for this for over 30 years and I look forward to seeing shovels in the ground on this project in 2021.”Tim Cartmell, Ward 9 councillor, City of Edmonton
“This announcement couldn’t come at a better time. Infrastructure investments like this one provide much-needed stimulus by injecting capital into our economy and the creation of good jobs. We’re pleased to see the province and the city working together on the long-awaited enhancements to Terwillegar Drive, which will ensure we move our people and products more efficiently and effectively.”Janet Riopel, president and CEO, Edmonton Chamber of Commerce.
As Edmonton’s south side continues to grow, completing the expansion of Terwillegar Drive will make it easier to get into and out of the community, especially during the busy morning and evening commutes. Designed to improve long-term productivity, the project is part of the more than $10 billion infrastructure spending announced as part of Alberta’s Recovery Plan.
This spending includes: $6.9 billion Budget 2020 capital spending, $980 million accelerated for Capital Maintenance and Renewal, $200 million for Strategic Transportation Infrastructure Program and water infrastructure projects, $600 million in strategic infrastructure projects, $500 million in municipal infrastructure and $1.5 billion for Keystone XL.
Alberta’s government is helping to create thousands of good jobs for Albertans by building schools, roads and other core infrastructure that benefits Albertans and communities. It will further diversify our economy by helping sectors grow and succeed and return investment to our province by ensuring we have the most competitive tax environment in Canada.
- Alberta Transportation is providing up to $120 million in funding to the City of Edmonton for this project.
- The work will include:
- Widening Terwillegar Drive from Rabbit Hill Road to and across Anthony Henday Drive to Windermere Boulevard to four lanes in each direction (this will include a dedicated transit lane).
- Building a second overpass over Anthony Henday Drive.
- Making intersection improvements at 23 Avenue and Haddow Drive.
- Building a multi-use trail on the east boulevard of Terwillegar Drive.
- Building a pedestrian bridge, which will take the multi-use trail from Brookview to Brookside.
- Between Monday and Friday, about 40,000 vehicles per day travel Terwillegar Drive.