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.
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 now carries approximately 80,000 vehicles a day.
Southwest Anthony Henday Drive is being expanded from 4 to 6 lanes. Construction is underway and is anticipated to be complete by fall 2022. Project details are available on the Carmacks Enterprises website.
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 noise studies for:
- Anthony Henday Drive North
- Anthony Henday Drive Southeast
- Anthony Henday Drive Southwest
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:
Access P3 agreements for the Edmonton Ring Road:
- Southeast Anthony Henday Drive
- Northeast Anthony Henday Drive
- Northwest Anthony Henday Drive
- Relief for southwest Anthony Henday commuters (June 18, 2018)
For more information on Anthony Henday Drive:
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