Edmonton Ring Road

Anthony Henday Drive provides 80 km of free-flow travel around the City of Edmonton.

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Map of Edmonton’s ring road
Illustration of the Edmonton Ring Road project.

Edmonton’s ring road, known as Anthony Henday Drive, took 16 years to build and encircles the City of Edmonton. The last section of the ring road was completed and opened to traffic in October 2016.

This highway is a vital part of Alberta’s provincial highway network. It improves market access and quality of life for Albertans and helps promote the long-term economic sustainability of the Edmonton metropolitan region.

Southwest expansion

The southwest leg of Anthony Henday Drive was designed to allow for 40,000 vehicles a day by 2020. Edmonton developed quickly, and as of June 2020 this portion of the ring road carried approximately 80,000 vehicles a day. With Southwest Anthony Henday Drive now widened to 6 lanes, it can safely accommodate up to 120,000 vehicles per day.

Southwest Anthony Henday Drive was widened from 4 to 6 lanes. Construction began in 2019 and was substantially completed and opened to traffic in late 2023. Some minor finishing work will continue into 2024.

Noise studies

Noise is monitored at different parts of the ring road to assess possible impacts on nearby communities.

Computer noise models use existing and future projected traffic conditions to see what noise impacts could occur under various conditions.

Read the Anthony Henday Drive noise studies.

P3 documents

Public-private partnerships (P3s) have been used to build and maintain highways and other infrastructure projects throughout the province. These partnerships engage contractors at every part of the highway construction process:

  • design
  • build
  • financing
  • maintenance

Read the Anthony Henday P3 documents.



For more information on Anthony Henday Drive:

Hours: 8:15 am to 4:30 pm (open Monday to Friday, closed statutory holidays)
Phone: 780-644-5612
Toll free: 310-0000 before the number (in Alberta)
Email: [email protected]

Alberta Transportation and Economic Corridors
Major Capital Projects
Twin Atria Building
2nd Floor, 4999 98 Avenue NW
Edmonton, Alberta  T6B 2X3

For highway maintenance issues:
Phone: 866-364-7339 (Northwest Anthony Henday Drive)
Phone: 888-877-6237 (Northeast Anthony Henday Drive)
Phone: 780-466-5084 (South Anthony Henday Drive)