How will land within the Transportation/Utility Corridor (TUC) be used?
Land within the TUC is primarily set aside for roads, utilities and pipelines. We will accommodate pedestrians and cyclists along most of the crossroads; however, the construction of multi-use trails is not part of Alberta Transportation’s mandate. After construction is completed in 2016, areas of the TUC may be available to lease for surface use. See Alberta Infrastructure’s website, www.infrastructure.alberta.ca for information on leasing land within the TUC.
Will landscaping be done in the TUC?
Disturbed ground will be top-soiled and seeded with selective grass species. Plantings will only be done in the areas adjacent to stormwater ponds.
How do you manage noise and dust during construction?
The contractor will adhere to provincial, city and county guidelines regarding construction noise. The Northeast Anthony Henday Project has been given permission to perform work during the day and night to complete as scheduled. The contractor will undertake regular dust reduction measures, including the use of water trucks and pile management.
What is the province’s policy regarding traffic noise?
The province’s noise guidelines state that noise attenuation will be considered if sound levels exceed 65 decibels on a 24 hour average. Modelled noise levels were calculated for traffic projected 30 years into the future and noise levels were predicted to be below the 65 decibels guideline. Approximately one year after the road opens to traffic, the province will undertake a follow-up noise study to confirm the existing and projected noise levels.
How big is the Transportation Utility Corridor and where is the construction located?
The Transportation Utility Corridor is about 800 m wide on average, and the freeway is generally located near the centre.