Yellowhead Trail construction work prompts major detours starting Thursday

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The City of Edmonton says construction work on Yellowhead Trail and 127 Street will cause major traffic detours and changes this week starting Thursday.

The left-hand turn for northbound travel on 127 Street has been removed, while eastbound traffic on Yellowhead has been redirected to a new detour lane on Thursday.

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Meanwhile, westbound traffic on Yellowhead Trail will be redirected to the newly constructed detour lanes, maintaining two lanes of through traffic and right-hand turns this Saturday.

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Next Saturday, left-hand turns onto Yellowhead Trail from 127 Street will not be allowed, while northbound and southbound traffic on 127 Street will transition to the detour lanes, maintaining two lanes of through traffic and right-hand turns.

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The city says this comes as construction work continues on the 156 Street to St. Albert project. People can take the new one-way eastbound and westbound service roads to access 156 Street, 149 Street, 142 Street and St. Albert Trail. Meanwhile, two lanes have reopened on the Fort Road widening project. Additional lanes and pedestrian access will be available on Fort Road by the end of the year.

The city adds that people should also keep in mind weather conditions and be ready to adjust their speed and follow signage for the safety of everyone.

The city claims the Yellowhead Trail Freeway Conversion project will improve safety, operational capacity and level of service for commuters.

Visit for more details on the project.

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Map of the Yellowhead Trail Freeway Conversion project. Photo by City of Edmonton

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