Northland Drive Projects - Taylor Dr to 49 Ave

Project Overview

Overhead photo of part of Red Deer

These projects are needed for the upgrade of Northland Drive (Highway 11A) to a four lane urban standard.  The projects include roadway work and rail overpass work from west of Taylor Drive to east of Gaetz Avenue.  

Proposed Timeline

There are four elements included in this project:

  1. Upgrading Northland Drive (Highway 11A) from west of Taylor Drive to Gaetz Avenue to a four lane cross-section road.
  2. Construction of a rail overpass (CP Rail) between Taylor Drive and Gaetz Avenue.
  3. Construction of Northland Drive from Gaetz Avenue to 49 Avenue.
  4. Gaetz Avenue and Highway 11A intersection improvements. This project was originally submitted as a part of the Gaetz Avenue Vision Implementation, but was advanced to coincide with required design and construction work on Northland Drive (Highway 11A) from Highway 2 to 49 Avenue. 

Design work started in 2019 with construction taking place in 2020 and 2021. 

Highlights

  • Anticipate some highway twinning costs to be funded by Alberta Transportation.
  • These projects build towards future construction of Northland Drive east of 49 Avenue to south City Limits. 

Budget Breakdown

ProjectAmount
Northland Drive from Taylor to Gaetz - four lane $14,119,660
CP Rail overpass (Highway 11 between Taylor Drive and Gaetz Avenue) $4,377,400
Gaetz Avenue / Highway 11A intersection improvements $9,380,870
Northland Drive - Gaetz Avenue to 49 Avenue $967,100
2020 Total: $28,845,030
Total: $37,586,000

Budget Requirements and Funding Sources

Red Deer City Council will consider the following funding request:

ProjectAmountFunding Source
Northland Drive from Taylor to Gaetz - four lane $14,119,660 Tax Supported Long Term Debt & Customer Contribution
CP Rail overpass (Highway 11 between Taylor Drive and Gaetz Avenue) $4,377,400 Tax Supported Long Term Debt & Roads Offsite Reserve
Gaetz Avenue / Highway 11A intersection improvements $9,380,870 Tax Supported Long Term Debt
Northland Drive - Gaetz Avenue to 49 Avenue $967,100 Tax Supported Long Term Debt

Project details, timeline and budget are listed as proposed by staff, and may be subject to change by Council during budget deliberations.