For Immediate Release / September 21, 2021

Ray Gibbon Drive Phase 2 Progress

New milestone met in construction progress

A new milestone has been achieved in the second phase of construction for the Ray Gibbon Drive Twinning Project. Through a partnership with Alberta Transportation, the City of Edmonton and the City of St. Albert, an off-ramp improvement from westbound Anthony Henday Drive to Ray Gibbon Drive has been completed. This work will result in improved traffic flow and lane merging between the sections of Ray Gibbon Drive from the Anthony Henday to the 137 Avenue intersection. This project supports the enhancements already completed within Phase 1 of construction.

The Anthony Henday off-ramp and 137 Avenue intersection project involved reviews from each group with the recommended solution resulting in a cost-sharing agreement between Edmonton and St. Albert to complete the improvements. The changes completed will improve safety and operations, enabling effective longer term operations of the road network in this area until the future long term extension of LeClair Way to the west is constructed.

Phase 2 of improvements on Ray Gibbon Drive will also include widening the roadway to a four-lane divided arterial, with trails on both sides of the bridge, updates to the McKenney Avenue intersection and widening of McKenney Avenue from Ray Gibbon Drive to the existing four-lane cross section. This portion of work is anticipated to be complete by 2022.

The expansion of Ray Gibbon Drive has been a priority for residents, businesses and other stakeholders in the region. More than 20,000 vehicles a day travel Ray Gibbon Drive and with its proximity to Lois Hole Centennial Provincial Park, the area is a destination for pedestrians and cyclists. Adding vehicle lanes and accommodating active modes of transportation between Anthony Henday Drive and Villeneuve Road will enhance safety, improve commute times, connect trails and reduce traffic congestion. When complete, Ray Gibbon Drive will be a four-lane arterial road built to a municipal standard, with multi-use trails, curbs, streetlights and intersections that supports both the City’s and the region’s transportation network.

Take a closer look at the Ray Gibbon Drive Twinning project.

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Last edited: September 21, 2021