NEWS RELEASE: Terwillegar Drive expansion a win for our community

July 9, 2020
EDMONTON, AB – The Alberta government’s recent announcement that it will invest $120 million to widen and expand Terwillegar Drive is a win for Southwest Edmonton, says Matt Jeneroux, the Member of Parliament for Edmonton Riverbend.

Jeneroux, who previously served as a Member of the Alberta Legislature, has long been advocating for an expansion for Terwillegar Drive to address the growing community’s needs.

In 2019, he sponsored a petition in the House of Commons calling on the government to invest infrastructure money into the project. The petition garnered more than 1,500 signatures.

“Terwillegar Drive is one of the areas I hear about most from constituents,” said Jeneroux.

“It’s been evident for years that something needed to be done to alleviate the daily congestion in this area and I’m pleased to see the provincial government taking action.”

According to the provincial government’s figures, more than 40,000 cars use Terwillegar Drive daily.

The plan is to widen the road to four lanes in both directions across Anthony Henday Drive to Windermere Boulevard and build a second overpass over Anthony Henday Drive. Transit lanes will also be added.

The project is expected to create almost 1,000 jobs.

“This project will allow thousands in our community to spend less time in traffic and more time with their families. It will also help to jumpstart the economy after a severely difficult period for many Albertans,” said Jeneroux.

“I thank everyone involved in this project for their hard work in making this much-needed Terwillegar Drive expansion a reality.”