65th Avenue - Project Description
The Queen Elizabeth II Highway (QEII) and 65 Avenue Interchange project is a joint effort between the City of Leduc and Alberta Transportation. The project will provide a critical connection between the transportation hub of the Edmonton International Airport (EIA) with surrounding industries, multi-modal transportation networks and current/emerging sectors and markets. The new bridge will accommodate two eastbound lanes across QEII connecting the EIA's Perimeter Road in the west to the City of Leduc's 50. The project will include road and intersection improvements on either side of the QEII as well as a pedestrian crossing over the QEII Highway via a multi-use trail.
Within EIA lands, the existing airport perimeter road will be extended towards the existing Stars Air Ambulance Facility, where a roundabout will be constructed. This extension will provide access to the existing 35 Avenue to the west, the new bridge spanning QEII highway to the east, as well as a continuation of the airport perimeter road to the south. The existing 65 Avenue will be upgraded to provide direct access to and from QEII, and Grant MacEwan Boulevard will be improved. To the east of QEII a new roundabout will be constructed and improvements will be made within the City of Leduc. A sound barrier wall will be installed south of 65 Avenue on the east side of QEII.
Project budget: $92 Million.