Project updates

The City of Airdrie is pleased to announce that we are partnering with EllisDon Construction Services Inc. and Alberta Transportation to construct the 40th Avenue Interchange to QEII. The City of Airdrie, in partnership with the Province of Alberta, broke ground on the project on April 28, 2021.

Construction Closures:

TypeLocation and PurposeDate(s)
 Road

** PERMANENT CLOSURE **

Kingsview RD at Sharp Hill WY (Service Road)

A section of the north-south service road (Kingsview RD SE / RR294) will be permanently closed to facilitate construction of the QEII overpass and northbound QEII off-ramp. 

Businesses along Kingsview RD will be open during construction and can be accessed from the north side of Kingsview RD.

Click here for maps showing new access routes.

Apr 14, 2022

Road

Kingsview RD - Traffic Shift

To allow heavy equipment access to install support structures for the QEII overpass, crew will be working along the shoulder.

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Until permanent closure

Road Safety

QEII - Northbound and Southbound

(~1.4km south of Yankee Valley BV)

To create a safe work zone, barriers will remain in place around construction zones with speed reduction to 80 km/h.

For duration of construction

Sidewalks  

Main ST
(60m south of Airdrie Transit Terminal)

To allow heavy equipment access to install support structures for the Main ST overpass.
Use existing pathway from Main ST to 40 AV.

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For duration of construction

Pathways

Under the CP Rail overpass on 40 AV SW

and along the NE corner of South Point
To allow heavy equipment access to install support structures for the CP Rail overpass.

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For duration of construction

Please obey all posted construction signage and be aware of site personnel working in close proximity of the roadway.

 

40th Avenue Interchange to QEII

Project details:

On Jan. 18, 2021, Council gave second and third readings to the debenture borrowing bylaw. The bylaw, by policy, became valid after 30 days (on Feb. 18, 2021). The funding commitment, from City Council, demonstrates the importance of this project for Airdrie, both for today and into the future.

The scope of work for the interchange is on the attached map.

Construction on the interchange started April 30, 2021 and is expected to end in October 2023. The project will execute the construction of a new interchange (QEII overpass with on/off ramps), two overpasses (CP Rail and Main Street) and a bridge (Nose Creek).

Along with the overpass and bridge construction, the contractor will:

  • Realign Nose Creek
  • Move, import, place and compact over 500,000 cubic metres of clean fill
  • Install 4 sets of traffic signals
  • Place over 32,000 tonnes of asphalt
  • Complete other activities that are too numerous to mention

The milestone schedule for the interchange is attached.

During construction, there will be numerous temporary lane closures, pathway closures, road closures and detours. In the spring of 2022, Kingsview Road at Sharp Hill Way will be closed permanently.

The 40th Avenue Interchange to QEII project closures is on the attached map.

City’s Plan:

  • All planned temporary closures will be announced two-weeks (14 days) prior to closing the road and/or pathways
  • One-month notification will be announced for the permanent closure of Kingsview Road at Sharp Hill Way
  • All Traffic Accommodation Strategy’s (TAS) will be reviewed and approved for safety and manoeuvrability prior to being executed by the contractor
  • All planned closures and detours on QEII will be thoroughly vetted and approved by Alberta Transportation prior to being executed by the contractor
  • City of Airdrie website will be updated regularly

The 40th Avenue Interchange to QEII is a key component to the ultimate transportation network. The additional network capacity will reduce traffic congestion along the City's existing arterial corridors, including access to QEII. The new interchange will remove transportation as a barrier, within the near and medium term, for residents and businesses as Airdrie grows.

Future development:

The construction of the interchange will benefit future land developments in the area that are currently constrained due to transportation capacity. The new interchange will provide critical transportation infrastructure that will support development of future lands. This project will benefit a future development area about 7,500 acres of land in size, which will yield about 36,000 residential units, 2,100 acres of industrial and 400 acres of commercial development over a 30-year period.

The construction of the new interchange at QEII Highway and 40th Avenue in Airdrie will immediately improve safety and provide more than 300 jobs.

For more information about this project, please contact City of Airdrie Capital Projects Office at 403.948.8825 or capital.projects@airdrie.ca.

 

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