The intersection of 23 Avenue and Gateway Boulevard in Edmonton was regularly rated the most accident-prone intersection in the whole city. Not to mention the CPR tracks that run parallel to Gateway Boulevard, which created even more traffic snarls every time a train entered the city. As soon as the commercial growth of South Edmonton Common started booming—bringing even more congestion to the area—something needed to be done.
This massive project consisted of designing and constructing a split diamond interchange to span over the CPR tracks as well as to allow free-flow traffic on Gateway Boulevard / Highway 2 underneath 23 Avenue. To improve access to South Edmonton Common, another overpass was also needed at 19 Avenue, making for a total of five bridges and extensive retaining walls to raise up the roadway.
The 23 Avenue/Gateway Boulevard Interchange officially opened on October 18, 2011. ISL Engineering and Land Services is proud to present our first Behind the Project feature video, showcasing all the different elements that went into designing this marquee interchange.
ISL Engineering and Land Services Ltd. is an award-winning full-service consulting firm dedicated to working with all levels of government and the private sector to deliver planning and design solutions for transportation, water, land, and environmental projects.
Our commitment to client success is built on a strong foundation: we know the communities we serve. This local knowledge, combined with our range of expertise and depth of experience, helps us meet the unique challenges of every project and better understand the role of sustainable solutions in all phases of a project's life cycle.
ISL is proud to be among Canada’s 30 most environmentally-conscious employers. In 2013, ISL has been ranked number one. It is the third time ISL has been on the Green 30 list.
The list of Canada’s “Green 30” organizations, based on employee perceptions about their record on environmental stewardship, was released on May 9, 2013, by Aon Hewitt and published by Maclean's magazine. The list was developed based on employee responses to questions in the 2013 Best Small and Medium Employers in Canada survey. Over 190,000 employees at more than 280 organizations were asked about their employer’s environmental practices. ISL ranked at the top of the 30 companies whose employees have a positive perception of their efforts.
ISL is pleased to be named ninth among the Top 50 Best Small and Medium Employers in Canada. This is the fourth year ISL has been on the list. The results of this prestigious study, conducted by Queen's School of Business, are published in PROFIT magazine.