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Three more interchanges open on Southwest Henday for safer, smoother traffic

Motorists traveling in southwest Edmonton will enjoy increased safety and reduced congestion thanks to a new interchange at Stony Plain Road and Anthony Henday Drive, which opens Friday, November 4 at 6 p.m. Also complete are the Callingwood Road interchange - fully open to traffic Friday, November 4 at 4 p.m. - and the Lessard Road interchange, which has been open to traffic since August.

Stony Plain Road/Anthony Henday Drive Interchange - Quick Facts

  • The Government of Alberta’s first design-build project resulting in project completion one year early.
  • Construction began April 1, 2009 and was completed November 4, 2011. Interchange includes seven bridges and 5.6 km of roadway.
  • 3.2 million cubic metres of earth moved and 254,000 tonnes of asphalt placed.
  • 11,400 cubic metres of concrete poured and 3,500 tonnes of rebar placed in seven bridges.
  • 99.5 km of line painted and 393 light poles erected next to roadway.
  • Mainline over Stony Plain Road and 100 Avenue is six lanes wide.

Callingwood Road and Lessard Road Interchanges - Quick Facts

  • Construction began September 2009, completed November 5, 2011.
  • Construction consists of two bridges over the freeway, entrance and exit ramps, and widening of existing portions of Anthony Henday Drive.
  • 600,000 cubic metres of earth moved and 58,300 tonnes of asphalt placed.
  • 9,800 cubic metres of concrete poured.
  • 575 metric tonnes of reinforcing steel and 1,780 metric tonnes of structural steel used.

Anthony Henday Drive is an important part of the North-South Trade Corridor which stretches from the Alberta-B.C. border west of Grande Prairie to the Alberta-Montana Border at Coutts. This project further enhances the Corridor by marking another step towards 800 kilometres of free flow traffic from Nanton to Grande Prairie.

Clean-up will continue in the area. Motorists should use caution and obey all signs and message boards.

Media inquiries may be directed to:
Martin Dupuis
Alberta Transportation

To call toll free within Alberta dial 310-0000.

Government of Alberta