Rehabilitation (University Avenue to 80 Avenue) and reconstruction (80 Avenue to 82 Avenue) of Gateway Boulevard is now complete.

Project Update - Fall 2023

The reconstruction and rehabilitation of Gateway Boulevard are now complete. The project unfolded in 2 phases, beginning with the rehabilitation of University Avenue to 80 Avenue in the summer of 2022. The second phase involved the reconstruction of 80 Avenue to 82 (Whyte) Avenue, beginning in the spring of 2023. The road fully reopened in the fall of 2023.

Rehabilitation work focused on replacing the roadway using a 'like-with-like' approach, addressing some curb and gutter issues, and performing necessary sidewalk repairs.

The reconstruction phase included the removal and rebuilding of both the roadway and sidewalks. Changes also incorporated improved traffic signalling, along with new landscaping elements like trees and streetlights.

This project renews this important Boulevard, contributing to the improvement of the surrounding areas and enhancing connectivity to the historic Old Strathcona district.

About the Project

Gateway Boulevard enters the City as Highway 2 from the City’s south corporate limit. It is the main entrance and corridor into the heart of Edmonton, including Old Strathcona, the river valley and downtown. North of 23 Avenue, the freeway portion of Gateway Boulevard ends and becomes a major arterial roadway.

Between University Avenue and 80 Avenue, Gateway Boulevard is a 4-lane roadway that transitions into a 3-lane roadway north of 80 Avenue. Between 81 and 82 Avenue (Whyte Avenue), the roadway accommodates 3 lanes of traffic with a right turn lane onto Whyte Avenue. 

Many previous and current studies have been conducted that impact Gateway Boulevard. Existing studies include the Strathcona Area Redevelopment Plan, Strathcona Junction Area Redevelopment Plan (2012), Plan Whyte (2019) and the City Plan.