Highway 16 – Anthony Henday Drive to Highway 779

This functional planning study is the first step in expanding Highway 16 from 2 to 4 lanes in each direction.

Photo of highway 16 westbound
Highway 16 Westbound
Photo of highway 16 eastbound
Highway 16 Eastbound


As part of the national highway system, Highway 16 is a critical link within the Alberta Capital Region and a key part of the east-west inter provincial trade corridor. This study focuses on the 22.5-kilometre section of Highway 16 between the Anthony Henday and Highway 779.

A functional planning study is the first step in understanding and evaluating the future needs of the highway. To accommodate long term growth and operational requirements of the Highway 16 corridor west of Edmonton, Alberta Transportation and Economic Corridors is looking to expand the highway from 2 to 4 lanes in each direction and examine the accesses and interchanges within the study area.

This study will consider:

  • operational constraints and capacities, access control, interchange types and configurations and right-of-way requirements
  • input from multiple stakeholders, and
  • the accesses at Range Road 261 and 270 for safety improvement in the near term and access closure in the long term


The study is anticipated to be completed in 2024. Detailed design and construction timelines have not been established at this time.


The recommendations identified from this study will improve safety and efficiency along the corridor.

Public engagement opportunities

The study will consider input from stakeholders including the City of Edmonton, the City of Spruce Grove, the Town of Stony Plain and Parkland County, country residential areas and the Acheson Industrial area.

Fall 2021 engagement

The first round of public engagement was conducted online between November 2 and 16, 2021.
View the Highway 16 Study Round 1 Engagement Summary.

Winter 2023 engagement

Albertans participated in the online public engagement between February 20 and March 6, 2023.


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Cameron Matwie
Transportation Project Manager
ISL Engineering and Land Services Ltd.
7909 51 Avenue NW
Edmonton, Alberta  T6E 5L9

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