Freeway to Expressway
Date: May 3
Registration & Social: 11:40 AM – 12:00 PM (MDT)
Luncheon & Presentation: 12:00 – 1:00 PM (MDT)
Location: Faculty Club at the University of Alberta, Winspear Room
11435 Saskatchewan Drive, Edmonton, Alberta, T6G 2G9
Cost: $35.00 ITE or APPI Member / $40 Non-ITE or APPI Member / $50 Late Registration (within 24 hours of event start)
About the Presentation
Since 2001 the City of Edmonton has been exploring options for the upgrade of Terwillegar Drive between Anthony Henday Drive and Whitemud Drive to accommodate evolving traffic demands along the corridor. In 2018, the original vision of a six-lane freeway complete with interchanges was recognized to incorporate several elements that were no longer consistent with the city’s transportation goals and an alternative strategy to meet current design standards, economic constraints and the wants and needs of adjacent communities was developed. Our presentation provides some insight on the genesis of the expressway concept, the extensive public engagement process undertaken by the project team and details some of the challenges and outcomes experienced through the planning, design and implementation of the expressway corridor that is currently being constructed.
About the Presenters
Brad Crossland is a Professional Engineer with Al-Terra Engineering, has almost 20 years of experience in the planning, design, management and delivery of urban transportation projects in the Greater Edmonton area. Certified as a Professional Traffic Operations Engineer (PTOE) and a Road Safety Professional Infrastructure (RSP2I) Brad is a strong supporter of the safe systems approach to design and the goal of Vision Zero. In his personal life Brad is a proud girl dad, avid sports fan and an enthusiastic volunteer board member for the Koperoush School of Ukrainian Dance.
Scott Mensink is a Transportation Engineer with over 15 years of project management, design, contract administration, and technical expertise related to urban transportation engineering. Most of his career has been spent on delivering transportation projects for urban municipalities from concept through to construction. Scott works for ISL Engineering and Land Services and is the Manager of Urban Transportation. His work involves delivering complex urban transportation projects including arterial widening, neighbourhood renewal, complex multi-disciplinary projects and enhancing the public realm through delivery of major streetscape and LID projects.