Leduc County

Nisku Spine Road

The Nisku Spine Road (locally known as 9 Street) is an important north-south corridor through the Nisku Industrial Business Park in Leduc County. When construction is completed, the Nisku Spine Road will function as a major arterial roadway connecting the major economic centres in the region, including the Edmonton International Airport, Nisku Industrial Business Park, City of Edmonton and City of Leduc.

When the Nisku Spine Road is fully developed, it will run 23.2 kilometres from 41 Avenue SW in Edmonton to Highway 2A, just south of the City of Leduc. Construction of the Nisku Spine Road is a long-term project, which will occur in four phases.

View a map of the proposed Nisku Spine Road

Phase 1

41 Avenue SW in Edmonton to Highway 625

7.0 kilometres

Estimated cost: $64.8 million

This phase has been broken into sub-phases for construction purposes: Phase 1A (41 Avenue SW in Edmonton to Township Road 510/30 Avenue) and Phase 1B (Township Road 510/30 Avenue to Highway 625).

Phase 1A includes the construction of four lanes from 41 Avenue SW to Township Road 510/30 Avenue, the construction of two intersection improvements, the construction of traffic signalization at the intersection of the Nisku Spine Road and Township Road 510/30 Avenue, and land acquisition to support the above.

Status: Completed

Phase 1B includes the construction of four lanes from Township Road 510/30 Avenue to Highway 625, the construction of two intersection improvements, the construction of traffic signalization at the intersection of the Nisku Spine Road and Highway 625, and land acquisition to support the above.

Status: Design of the roadway between Township Road 510/30 Avenue and 25 Avenue is largely complete. Leduc County is examining the possibility of completing the design of the remainder of Phase 1B in the near future.

Phase 2

Highway 625 to Airport Road

3.2 kilometres

Estimated cost: $22.8 million

Phase 2 includes the construction of four lanes from Highway 625 to Airport Road (Township Road 502), the construction of two intersection improvement, the construction of traffic signalization at the intersection of the Nisku Spine Road and Airport Road, and land acquisition to support the above.

Status: The functional plan for this phase of the Nisku Spine Road is complete.

Phase 3

Airport Road to Highway 623

7.5 kilometres

Estimated cost: $80.5 million

Phase 3 includes the construction of four lanes from to Airport Road (Township Road 502) to Highway 623, the construction of two intersection improvements, and land acquisition to support the above.

*Note that this is a boundary road between the City of Leduc and Leduc County, and will be a joint project between both municipalities.

Status: The functional plan for phase three of the Nisku Spine Road is complete. To date, two of four lanes running approximately 2,000 metres have been designed and constructed just south of Airport Road (Township Road 502). This phase provides access to the future Saunders Lake Area Structure Plan and to the Leduc Business Park.

Phase 4

Highway 623 to Highway 2A

5.5 kilometres

Phase 4 is at the strategic level and has been defined by the City of Leduc and Leduc County as being an essential element of roadway infrastructure for the region.