65 Avenue

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The QEII and 65th Avenue Interchange project is a joint effort between the City of Leduc, Alberta Transportation, and the Edmonton Regional Airports Authority. It will support tremendous growth and development in the City of Leduc, Edmonton Metro Region, as well as provincially and nationally. 

Construction is expected to take approximately 2-3 years, open in 2025. The work is anticipated to include some temporary closures of the existing flyover, but all efforts will be made to mitigate traffic impacts to the QEII.  Apr. 1, 2024: 50 Street QEII off-ramp to close until 2025 when the 65 Ave and QEII Interchange project is anticipated to be complete. 

The project is estimated to cost $112 million and is being funded through a cost-shared agreement between the Government of Alberta ($96.4 million) and City of Leduc ($15.7 million).

This critical infrastructure will support safety and ease of movement of people and goods. It will stimulate Alberta’s continued economic development through investment growth, job creation, and diversification. It will foster increased trade and improve transportation logistics in support of access to and from the Edmonton International Airport (EIA) and investment on airport lands and throughout the Edmonton Metropolitan Region.  


Construction updates

Detours and closures

June 10, 2024: From June 10 to 24, the northbound on-ramp from 50 street to the QEII highway will be temporarily closed for subgrade repairs followed by paving activities. Motorists can use Airport Road or 50 Avenue to get onto the highway. Traffic will be free flow at the intersection of 65 Avenue and 50 Street during the closure. Follow posted signage for detours.   

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May 29, 2024: The 64 Avenue off-ramp (by the Safeway) will be closed temporary to complete roadwork. The closure is anticipated to take two weeks. Motorists travelling northbound on the QEII can take Exit 517 (the exit before the closure) onto 50 Avenue to enter the city. Or take the next available off-ramp at Exit 522 to take you onto Airport Road. 

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May 8, 2024: One lane from each direction of 50 Street will be closed to work on a median and repair a catch basin. Lanes are anticipated to reopen early June. The righthand eastbound traffic lane of 65 Avenue off 50 Street remains closed, reducing eastbound traffic to a single lane. There is no access to and from 64 Avenue from 65 Avenue. The closure is expected to be in place until July to accommodate culvert installation and road reconstruction.

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Apr. 6, 2024: 50 Street QEII off-ramp to close until 2025 when the 65 Ave and QEII Interchange project is anticipated to be complete. 

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Date Status
June 13 Bridge work continues with deck forming ongoing.  Paving work expected from June 19-21 along 50 Street and 65 Avenue area. Speed will be lowered to 30km/he in the area. Drainage grading work to begin June 24 by noise wall. 
June 6 Bridge work is ongoing. First layer of asphalt has been paved on the service road and the south lane on 65 Avenue. Sparrow Drive lane was milled and then refilled. Service road and 65 Avenue median curb concrete will be poured this week and lanes will be adjusted to accommodate this. Overlay paving activities to start the week of June 17. Gravel work ongoing on Perimeter Road north of the roundabout. Noise wall painting continues with ditch regrading to start mid-June.  

From June 10 to 24, the northbound on-ramp from 50 street to the QEII highway will be temporarily closed for subgrade repairs followed by paving activities. Use Airport Road or 50 Avenue to get onto the highway. 

May 30 Bridge deck work is ongoing. The 64 Avenue off-ramp (behind safeway) will be closed for two weeks for milling and paving. Concrete placement in the medians of 50 Street are ongoing.  Paving of 65 Avenue and the south portion of 50 Street to occur over the weekend. Perimeter Road (from the mall to the roundabout) will start to see gravel. Noise wall fence tie ins are complete with paint work to follow. 
May 28 Starting May 29, the 64 Avenue off-ramp (by the Safeway) will be closed temporary to complete roadwork. The closure is anticipated to take two weeks. Motorists travelling northbound on the QEII can take Exit 517 (the exit before the closure) onto 50 Avenue to enter the city. Or, take the next available off-ramp at Exit 522 to take you onto Airport Road. 
May 22 Girder Installation to be complete this week followed by deck work in the following weeks.The utility road and south 65 Avenue lane will be paved first followed by the multiway trail.  Underground work ongoing at STARS and Roseneau. Noise fences tie in and topsoil placement continues and is anticipated to be completed by June. 
May 13 64 Ave off-ramp (behind Safeway) closing nights of May 14 and 15 between 9:30 p.m. and 6 a.m. Bridge deck formwork is ongoing with steel beam installations of over NB highway lanes to start week of May 20 at night. Culvert installation at Utility Road/65 Avenue continues. Catch basin repairs on NB 50 Street to begin followed by undergrounds on traffic circle. Underground work ongoing at STARS and Roseneau. 
May 7
One lane from each direction of 50 Street will be closed to work on a median and repair a catch basin. Lanes are anticipated to reopen early June. The righthand eastbound traffic lane of 65 Avenue off 50 Street remains closed, reducing eastbound traffic to a single lane. There is no access to and from 64 Avenue from 65 Avenue. The closure is expected to be in place until July to accommodate culvert installation and road reconstruction.
May 1 Bridge girder installation is ongoing over the QEII. 64 Avenue from 65 Avenue remains closed for culvert installation and road reconstruction. Gravel placement starts early May on Perimeter Road along with ongoing underground work near STARS. 
Apr. 25 Starting on Monday, April 29, the righthand eastbound traffic lane of 65 Avenue off 50 Street will be closed, reducing eastbound traffic to a single lane. Access to and from 64 Avenue from 65 Avenue will be closed. The closure is expected to be in place for approximately eight weeks, to accommodate culvert installation and road reconstruction.
Apr. 22 Starting the evening of April 23, overnight traffic and speed changes will occur on the QEII during large steel beam installation on the bridge. The overnight traffic changes to accommodate this installation work are expected to be in place for approximately six weeks, between 10 p.m. and 6 a.m. Motorists should expect delays and follow the posted speeds and detours in the area. 
Apr. 1, 2024 50 St. off-ramp from the QEII highway will close on the evening of Apr. 6 until construction is complete for the 65 Ave. and QEII Interchange project in 2025. Work begins to reconfigure the bridge with the cutting of asphalt, removal of guardrails, and shutting off the lights over the bridge. Motorists will be able to enter the City of Leduc via Airport Road and 50 Ave. off-ramp.    

Construction work in 2024 

  • The final lift of asphalt on 50 Street, 65 Avenue and on the 64 Avenue off-ramp 
  • Work to continue on the airport side of the QEII with roadwork, new on and off-ramps, and a roundabout. 
  • Bridge work resumes with placement of girders followed by the construction of the bridge deck  
  • Reconfiguration of the existing 50 Street off-ramp bridge  

In 2023, 65 Avenue and QEII Interchange construction included:

  • Reconstruction of 50 Street and 65 Avenue on the east side of the QEII
  • The re-alignment Airport Perimeter Road and installation of fencing
  • An extended road along Airport Perimeter road to connect with 65 Ave on the westside of the QEII
  • Overpass bridge foundation structures (piles, pile caps, stems and  abutments) were built 
  • Construction of a noise barrier wall along the Willow Park neighbourhood
  • General ground work preparation for the two roundabouts, the overpass, and detour roads along the QEII highway
  • Realignment of the 64 Ave off-ramp to close the on-ramp portion to improve safety

We ask motorist to abide by the posted signage in the construction zones that reflect the traffic pattern changes. We appreciate your cooperation and patience. 


What will be built

  • A new overpass over the QEII
  • New on and off-ramps on the west side of Leduc conntection 65 Ave. to the QEII
  • Improvements to the 64 Ave. off-ramp
  • Intersection improvements at 65 Avenue and 50 Street in Leduc
  • Completion of Perimeter Road and 65 Avenue, west of the QEII
  • Improvements to Grant MacEwan Boulevard
  • A pedestrian crossing over the QEII that links to new paths between Leduc and airport land
  • sound barrier wall to reduce noise in Willow Park along the QEII

Learn more about the project planning and design and view an overview map of the project


Roundabouts

Roundabouts are designed to reduce traffic congestion and maximize safety for  drivers, pedestrians and cyclists. The east teardrop roundabout will help manage traffic flow from the new and existing overpass and control congestion in the area. 

The west roundabout will connect drivers to the Airport Perimeter Road, 50 Street, and 35 Avenue. Vehicles in the roundabout have the option to head towards the airport, back onto the QEII from 65 Ave, or to west neighbourhoods of the city. See how you can you use the future roundabouts to get to your destination. 

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Project milestones


Questions

Contact us at 780-980-7107 or engineering@leduc.ca