Today, Highway 11 is a 4-lane divided highway between Red Deer and Sylvan Lake, and a 2-lane undivided highway between Sylvan Lake and Eckville. The section of Highway 11 between Red Deer and Eckville is designated as a future freeway.
A freeway corridor study completed in 2005 identified 5 locations for new interchanges. It also recommended upgrading the existing interchange at Highways 2 and 11. The 5 recommended interchanges were proposed for:
- Highway 766
- Range Roads 25 and 15
- Highway 20
- Range Road 282
The objective of this functional planning study is to review possible options to defer the ultimate freeway conversion by implementing multiple roundabouts along the highway and maintaining the existing interchange configuration at Highways 2 and 11. This study will examine all 5 future interchange locations, and recommend options to accommodate future traffic growth through intersection improvements and/or roundabouts.
In addition, the westbound bridge located at the interchange on Highways 2 and 11 needs replacing as part of the future Highway 2 expansion. This planning study will also determine the most appropriate method for the bridge replacement.
For more information, join an online information session (November 16 to 30, 2020).
The functional plan for the project is anticipated to be completed in Spring 2021.
Recommendations pertaining to the intersections south of Sylvan Lake will be available in December 2020. Those recommendations will be incorporated into the construction for the Highway 11 twinning, scheduled for 2021.
In early 2021, additional planning will also begin for Highway 11 twinning between Sylvan Lake and Rocky Mountain House.
These improvements will support safe and efficient travel along Highway 11 for several decades, delaying investment in expensive infrastructure. They will also address capacity and congestion issues on Highway 11.
For more information, contact Alberta Transportation’s Central Region Office:
Hours: 8:15 am to 4:30 pm (open Monday to Friday, closed statutory holidays)
Toll free: dial 310-0000 before the number (in Alberta)
Email: [email protected]
4th Floor Provincial Building
4920 51 Street
Red Deer Alberta T4N 6K8