Highway 779 Update November 7

Posted On Thursday November 07, 2019

Alberta Transportation has completed all repairs and clean up of the Highway 779 construction zone and shut down for the winter. There are two lanes in each direction open from 57 Avenue to Willow Park Road (north entrance), where it transitions from four lanes to two lanes to the south. The multi-use trail is paved from 57 Avenue to Highway 628 (79 Avenue) on the east side of the road and from Highway 628 to Genesis Lake Blvd on the west side of the road. The grading around the trail north of Highway 628 is not complete and there is a sharp drop on either side of the trail. Residents are urged to use caution when using the trail. All lane lines have been painted and the traffic signals are fully operational. Streetlight installation will occur in late November along both sides of the highway up to 57 Avenue. Work will continue over the winter, with occasional single lane closures between the hours of 9:00 a.m. and 3:30 p.m. to accommodate the streetlight installations. Road widening will resume in the spring.