Northeast Anthony Henday Drive

Northeast Anthony Henday Drive - An award winning P3 highway project for which WSP was the Lead Highway Design Coordinator responsible for 25 per cent of the project scope including all utility design and coordination.


  • Edmonton, Alberta, Canada


  • Alberta Transportation

Project Value

  • 1.81 Billion

Project Status

  • Complete


  • - Canadian Council for Public-Private Partnerships, National Awards for Innovation and Excellence in Public-Private Partnerships, Silver Award, Project Financing, 2013

This vital transportation corridor in Alberta improves the mobility of residents and supports economic development.

Edmonton Ring Road’s final link, the Northeast Anthony Henday Drive is a vital part of Alberta’s provincial highway network, improving market access and quality of life for Albertans. Decades in the making, the Northeast Anthony Henday project is the single largest transportation project in the province’s history.

Under a Design-Build-Finance-Operate contract, WSP was the Lead Highway Design Coordinator on a design team consisting of AECOM, Stantec, and Buckland & Taylor Ltd., who were responsible for 25 per cent of the project scope. The new infrastructure delivered included approximately 27 km of new six- and eight-lane divided freeway plus additional basic and auxiliary lanes, including nine interchanges, 10 flyovers (eight rail and two road), two river structures, and additional pre-grading for future interchanges. The construction period for the new infrastructure portion was approximately four-and-a-half years, followed by a 30-year operating period for both new and existing infrastructure.

Cubic Meters of Concrete
metric tonnes of structural steel girders
metric tonnes of ashphalt (30% recycled)
1.5 Million
Concrete Girders
metric tonnes of aggregate
4-5 Million
lineal metres of steel foundation piles

Impressive new river crossing

The team delivered the North Saskatchewan River Crossing, consisting of twin bridges providing three lanes for northbound traffic, four lanes for southbound traffic, and a pedestrian crossing beneath the bridge. Each bridge has four spans of steel plate girders to reach a total bridge length of 304 metres.


  • Transportation Engineering
  • Structural Engineering
  • Design Management
  • Utilities