Many residents of Ward Sspomitapi have spoken of the need to improve the flow of traffic. We must work to keep traffic moving by investing in new infrastructure that improves the transportation system for all drivers.
Widening the Roads
The width of roads in our community must be determined by use and the ongoing development of the community. For many drivers, access to the Anthony Henday or Sherwood Park Freeway can be a frustrating trip, especially when accessed on single lanes. It's clear that arterial roads such as 17th Street and 34th Street need to be widened in order to improve traffic circulation.
After assessing the condition of the roads, it was determined that 17th Street should be widened to a 4-lane (2-lane in each direction) divided road between 37A Avenue and Anthony Henday Drive. As development advances, developers will be required to further widen 17th Street from Silverberry Road to Anthony Henday Drive. Construction is expected to commence in 2023.
Snow and Ice Removal
Though winter showcases the beauty of our city, it can also be a frustrating time of the year. To make matters worse, many residents find that their neighbourhood is overlooked when snow clearing begins. We need to ensure that all residents can safely travel to work, school, and other appointments through cleared streets.
In an effort to improve the transportation system for all users, the City is investing in new infrastructure and technology. Vision Zero Street Labs uses a data-driven approach to address traffic and road safety issues