Whitemud Drive is a major freeway that has the highest daily traffic volume in the City of Edmonton. The project involved replacing the at-grade intersection with a grade separated interchange.
In the spring of 2004, Carmacks constructed two detour roads, which involved earth excavation, cement modified sub-grade preparation, granular base course, and asphalt paving. The detour roads were necessary for other contractors to excavate under the future bridge and construct a retaining wall. Placement of granular base course and asphalt paving of permanent ramps and the mainline was completed in August.
Polymer Modified Asphalt (PMA) will be used to pave the bridge deck
and is scheduled for 2005.