Construction Update - February 2024
Stage Two consists of Terwillegar Drive and Whitemud Drive Interchange upgrades including major construction on Rainbow Valley Bridge and the widening of Whitemud Drive. Construction is underway to alleviate congestion and provide all users with a safe and efficient route.
Road Closure: Rainbow Valley Bridge
Construction to widen Rainbow Valley Bridge to 4 lanes in each direction began February 12.
The westbound lanes have been closed with two-way traffic redirected onto the eastbound lane.
During construction, two lanes on Whitemud Drive will remain open in each direction during peak hours, with additional partial closures expected during off-peak hours as necessary. The existing sidewalk will be removed, and a new pedestrian/cyclist bridge will be constructed, ensuring improved safety for people using active modes of transportation.
Work on the westbound bridge is anticipated to be completed in late 2024. Once the westbound bridge is complete, work will begin on the eastbound bridge in 2025. Both bridges are anticipated to be in service by late 2025.
We will be monitoring traffic and making adjustments to improve traffic flow through the construction zone where possible.
Access to Snow Valley and the Rainbow Valley Campground will be maintained throughout the project. Pedestrians and cyclists will be temporarily routed through Whitemud Creek ravine during construction.
A session to inform the public and provide detailed information was hosted in December 2023.