Local Roads

Interesting facts about our roads

  • In 2006, as construction was initiated around the Secord Pond (wetland), 215 Street was still a 2-lane rural gravel road. Access from 215 Street to the new homes was via a temporary access just north of the homes on 94b Avenue connecting to 217 Street.
  • 215 Street:
    • Prior to 2014, 215 Street was a rural 2-lane gravel road.
    • In 2008, 215 Street was upgraded from Stony Plain Road to the intersection with Secord Boulevard. The road was a 2-lanes asphalt road, with 4-lanes near Stony Plain Road.
    • Around 2010, 215 Street was upgraded to a 2-lanes asphalt road from the intersection with Secord Boulevard to Webber Green Drive.
    • In 2012-2013, 215 Street was upgraded to a 2-lane asphalt road from the intersection of Webber Greens Drive to Whitemud Drive Winterburn Road.
  • Secord Boulevard:
    • 2008 – The first section of Secord Boulevard from 215 Street to 217 Street was constructed.
    • 2009 – Extended to Secord Drive.
    • 2012 – Extended slightly past (west) of Secord Drive.
    • 2014 – Extended to 224 Street.
    • 2014 – Secord Boulevard from Secord Promenade to 96 Avenue was constructed. However it was not connected to the rest of Secord Boulevard. Access to this part of Secord Boulevard was via Secord Promenade.
    • 2016 – Extended to 97 Avenue.
    • 2017 – Extension of Secord Boulevard past 97 Avenue and connecting to the existing section of Secord Boulevard near Secord Drive.

2006 – Access to 215 Street was via a temporary access road north of 94b Avenue.

97 Avenue from Secord Boulevard to 231 Street, via David Thomas King School

Last Updated: January 28, 2021


  • 97 Avenue was constructed from Secord Boulevard to to 231 Street.
  • This road provides access to David Thomas King School.
  • 231 Street has been upgraded, allowing for right-turn only onto Stony Plain Road from 231 Street via a free-flow lane.

Secord Road Connection to 231 Street

Last Updated: January 28, 2021


  • The Secord Road connection to 231 Street is open.
  • 231 Street has been upgraded until just past this entry into Secord.

Arterial Roads surrounding Secord

General Roadway Widening

Message from Councillor Andrew Knack (July 28, 2020)

In late 2018 I put forward a motion to complete the detailed design work for the widening of Winterburn Road. To fund that, I was looking to redirect the funding from the design work for another road project that was a lower priority for residents. Even though this was simply swapping projects instead of requesting new funding, there were concerns raised around if this could be considered jumping the queue. While I do not believe the proposal I put forward was unreasonable since it was swapping out different projects within Ward 1, I decided to put forward a motion requesting a review of how we prioritize road widening work and how much it would cost to complete all the road widening work across the city.

That motion was approved and our Administration started working on that report. When it came back, we had a much better appreciation for all the work that was required city-wide. The report showed that there was about $550 million worth of road widening work to do across Edmonton. $300 million of that work is to be funded by the developer because, in the mid-2000s, council changed the rules to require developers to fund the construction of all four lanes of an arterial road. Since Winterburn Road was part of the Lewis Estates Area Structure Plan created in the early 1990s, the developer was not responsible for the construction of four lanes, they only had to build two. That’s why some newer areas have seen road widening before this because they are funded by the developer.

The widening of Winterburn Road is part of the remaining $250 million worth of road widening work. With a cut in the capital funding that the province normally provides, approximately $180 million over 2 years, we had to cut funding for a variety of capital projects across the city. To help address the issues that currently exist with roads like this, our City staff suggested that they would review all the roads contained within the $250 million and come up with a list of targeted improvements that could be completed to provide a similar improvement to traffic flow but without the full cost of the entire road widening.

For Winterburn Road, this would look like the widening of the exit ramp off Stony Plain Road and the installation of turn bays going into Secord and Westview Village. This report was expected to come back earlier this year but the pandemic did cause it to be delayed.  We will see the final results in April or May of 2021.

My hope is that when this report is completed, we will have a clear action plan to make the necessary improvements in a timely manner as I know it’s already challenging at certain times of time for people to get in or out of their communities. There was an announcement earlier today by the province to provide funding for municipalities. What I’m unsure of is home much, if any, will be able to go towards capital projects. Either way, this new plan should provide us with some very cost-effective solutions that can be implemented quickly and create a real improvement in traffic flow in the area.

Stony Plain Road Eastbound ramp (100 Avenue) connecting with Winterburn Road (215 Street)

Last Updated: August 13, 2017


Questions asked by Secord Community League:

Any lights planned for Stony Plain Road Eastbound ramp connecting with 215 Street?

Response from Councillor Andrew Knack on August 4, 2017:

This segment is considered as rural road and there is no development agreement at this point of time. As the nearby area is constructed, developer may take steps get into agreement with the City to urbanize the road that will include lighting. Also we have no plans for adding lighting in the next year or so. This based on current traffic statistics, but we will keep eye on the location if things start changing.

Winterburn Road

Last Updated: January 28, 2021


  • An advance green left turn arrow was installed in 2020 for those exiting Secord from Secord Blvd onto 215th Street. Alleviating traffic congestion with the morning AM commute and resulting in less people driving through that intersection and pulling a U-turn.
  • The Winterburn Road westbound ramp getting upgraded in 2021: As you will see in the picture below, there will now be two proper lanes for people to use, so now there is even less reason for people to be driving on the shoulder.

92 Avenue, from Winterburn Road (215 Street) to 231 Street

Last Updated: January 28, 2021


  • The extent of this project is to construct the ultimate roadway from 215 Street to 231 Street including roundabouts at each intersection.
  • 92 Avenue from 215 Street to Secord Boulevard / 225 Street was opened in June 2018 and provides a second access to Secord.
  • The second roundabout, travelling west-bound, also provides entry into Rosenthal at Rosenthal Way.
  • 92 Avenue does not yet connect to 231 Street.

Developer: MLC Group

Consultant: Al-Terra Engineering Ltd.

Project Type: Developer Arterial Project

Additional Information:

92 Avenue (Edmonton) Arterial Roundabouts Collaborative Concept Development (2015)

Other Major Road Upgrades Affecting Secord

215 Street Planning Study (Stony Plain Road to Yellowhead Trail)

Last Updated: July 8, 2017


  • The City of Edmonton is developing a concept plan for the future of 215 Street from Stony Plain Road to Yellowhead Trail. The project is separated into two phases.
  • Phase 1 will plan for a widening of 215 Street from the existing 2-lane rural to a 4-lane urban roadway from Stony Plain Road to Yellowhead Trail.
  • Phase 2 includes a 215 Street/ CN Rail grade separation (overpass or underpass) concept plan for the rail crossing between 109 Avenue and 113 Avenue.
  • The project is currently at the concept phase, meaning that construction is still years away.

Anthony Henday Drive

Last Updated: January 28, 2020


The southwest leg of Anthony Henday Drive was designed to allow for 40,000 vehicles a day by 2020. Edmonton developed quickly, and as of June 2020 this portion of the ring road now carries approximately 80,000 vehicles a day.

Southwest Anthony Henday Drive is being expanded from 4 to 6 lanes. Construction is underway and is anticipated to be complete by fall 2022.


Valley Line West

Last Updated: January 28, 2021

Visit the City of Edmonton LRT Valley Line West website for the most up-to-date information, including public engagement.


  • The Valley Line West LRT is the second stage of the Valley Line, an urban-style 27 km line that will operate between Mill Woods in southeast Edmonton and Lewis Farms in west Edmonton.
  • The Valley Line is a new, urban-style LRT line that is very different from the existing Metro Line and Capital Line.
  • It uses low-floor cars that can be boarded from platforms that are close to sidewalk height, like a bus stop.
  • It runs alongside traffic and is controlled by regular traffic signals, like the cars on the road.
  • With frequent stops, LRT access will be within walking distance for thousands more people.
  • It is designed to fit into surrounding communities without creating visual or physical barrier.
  • The closest station to Secord will be the existing Lewis Farms Transit Facility, the last stop of the LRT.

Scheduling (estimated):

  • The provincial government has completed their review of the project and will be executing the funding agreement right away.  While the provincial and federal funding had already been announced, this was the final step required for the provincial government.
  • The City of Edmonton officially finalized their contract with Marigold Infrastructure Partners for the design, build, and finance of the Valley Line West LRT.  This means that the project has been fully approved and construction of the Valley Line West LRT will begin in 2021.
  • Construction on the project is expected to be completed by 2027.