142nd street access to Yellowhead Trail to permanently close

Drivers who frequent the 142nd Street/Yellowhead Trail intersection may need to find another route

Drivers who use the Yellowhead Trail will need to adjust their commute as the city is bringing in some permanent and temporary road closures as they continue on the Yellowhead Trail Freeway Conversion Program.

Edmonton is changing up parts of the Yellowhead with some areas seeing additional lanes and some intersections being removed or modified. As part of the project, access to Yellowhead Trail will be permanently closed at 142nd Street south of Yellowhead Trail on Wednesday.

In addition to the permanent closure, 142 Street will shut down between Yellowhead Trail and 124 Avenue for around eight weeks, according to the city. Traffic will detour on 124 Avenue or 123 Avenue.

Other intersections being closed include 149 Street and 124 Street. Interchanges at 121 Street, St. Albert Trail and Victoria Trail are also slated to be modified.

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