Calgary, AB,

City to launch lane reversal on Memorial Drive at Edmonton Trail N.E.

On Monday Dec. 5, a new lane reversal system will be in effect on Memorial Drive at the Edmonton Trail and 4 Street N.E. intersections.

This lane reversal will provide two left turn lanes from westbound Memorial Drive, southbound onto the Langevin Bridge into downtown from 6 to 9 a.m. on weekdays (excluding holidays). Outside of the AM peak period, it reverses and there will be two left turn lanes from eastbound Memorial Drive onto northbound Edmonton Trail N.E.

As part of the Traffic Operational Improvements Program, that aims to make small, cost-effective changes on Calgary roads that have a big overall impact; this new lane reversal system is expected to reduce delays on Memorial Drive in this area by about 30 per cent during peak periods.

The lane reversal is part of the Memorial Drive and Edmonton Trail Improvements project which includes a number of operational and safety improvements near Memorial Drive at the Edmonton Trail and 4 St N.E. intersections.

“These improvements are designed to improve safety and access for people who walk or cycle between Bridgeland and the river path system as well as improve safety and mobility for people driving on this section of Memorial Drive,” says Pat Grisak, Leader of Operational Improvements at Roads.

The Memorial Drive and Edmonton Trail Improvements project includes:

  • The new lane reversal system.

  • Improved facilities for pedestrians, including enhanced pedestrian signals, upgraded crosswalk markings and new pathway connections.

  • Facilities to provide cyclist connectivity between the river pathway system and the two-way cycle track on Edmonton Trail.

To learn more about the project, visit and search ‘Memorial Drive Improvements’.