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NE Henday detoured at Baseline for girder install

For nearly a week starting Monday, Henday Drive will be detoured over Baseline Road as crews install girders for a new six-lane overpass. 

Baseline Road bridge over NE Henday

Capital Region
Dates: September 23 to September 29, weather permitting
Times: 8 p.m. to 6 a.m., nightly

  • Anthony Henday Drive will be reduced to a single lane each direction and detoured over Baseline Road using the two access ramps.
  • Henday Drive speed limit will be reduced to 50 km/h on the detour route.
  • Traffic will be directed by flag persons and police on site.
  • Overnight detours minimize disruption to motorists and free-flow Henday traffic will be restored for daytime commuters.
  • Crews will erect 32 bridge girders as part of building a larger, safer interchange to carry six lanes of Baseline Road over six lanes of Henday Drive when completed in 2016.

Additional information

  • Fines for speeding double in construction zones where workers are present.
  • Using Alberta’s P3 model for highways allows Northeast Anthony Henday Drive to be finished in 2016, three years earlier than through conventional delivery and at a savings of $370 million for taxpayers.
  • The Alberta government has committed more than $4 billion toward the construction of the Edmonton ring road, including the northeast section, a $1.81 billion investment.
  • This project is one of many that deliver on Alberta Transportation’s Building Alberta commitment to support the economy and increase market access by focusing on capital plan projects for core infrastructure and key corridors.

Related information

NE Henday project overview map (pdf)

NE Henday by the numbers (pdf)

Baseline interchange factsheet (pdf)


Anthony Henday construction at Baseline Road

More NE Henday construction photos

Photo: Future Baseline Road interchange

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Visit:  NE Henday website

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Media inquiries

Government of Alberta