Broomfield, Colorado (October 3, 2016) –The final leg of the Anthony Henday ring road in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada, opened to motorists Saturday, Oct. 1.
Flatiron Construction Corp. (FLATIRON), one of the largest infrastructure contractors in North America, substantially completed construction on Northeast Anthony Henday Drive, a 27-kilometer stretch of six- and eight-lane divided roadway and Alberta’s single largest highway construction project to date. As part of the Capital City Link General Partnership, FLATIRON led the design and construction of the northeast section of a new ring road around the city of Edmonton for owner Alberta Transportation.
Work began in May 2012 on the CA$1.8B project, which improved the safety and operation of the highway by reducing congestion and commute times throughout Edmonton. Running from Manning Drive to just south of Whitemud Drive, the project also included nine interchanges, two road flyovers, eight rail crossings (flyovers), and two bridges across the North Saskatchewan River — for a total of 47 bridge structures. It is estimated that 61,000 vehicles will use the ring road daily.
In addition, the project included:
- 14 million cubic meters of dirt moved
- 2 million tons of asphalt laid
- More than 100,000 cubic meters of concrete placed
Final work on the project will be completed this month, including punch list items, landscaping, seeding and final bridge work.
About Flatiron Construction Corp.
FLATIRON develops innovative solutions to build transportation and infrastructure projects across the U.S. and Canada, including roads, bridges, highways, rail transit, runways, dams, water treatment and storage facilities for both public and private clients. FLATIRON delivers projects through a variety of contracting methods, including bid-build, design-build and public private partnerships. More information can be found at www.flatironcorp.com.