Terwillegar Drive: Using a Priority Ladder to Help Client's Decision Making

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Terwillegar Drive: Using a Priority Ladder to Help Client's Decision Making

Join us for dinner and presentation at the University Club!

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University of Alberta Faculty Club 11435 Saskatchewan Drive Edmonton, AB T6G 2G9 Canada

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  • 2 hours 30 minutes
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Join us for dinner and presentation at the University Club!

Using a Priority Ladder to Help Client’s Decision Making

When it comes to complex projects and limited budgets government administrations wrestle with setting the priorities for the project and the use of a systematic approach to priority setting can be extremely useful. Terwillegar Drive for decades was planned to be a freeway connection between Anthony Henday Drive and Whitemud Drive. However, in 2018 City Council decided to re-plan the corridor as an expressway with dedicated bus lanes to add additional people-moving capacity to the corridor. The connection of these new bus lanes to Whitemud Drive and beyond became the focus of the concept planning work for Terwillegar Drive Stage 2, along with the rehabilitation and widening of the Rainbow Valley bridges. At the end of the concept planning phase for Stage 2 an ultimate and an interim plan were recommended.

Going into the design phase for the project it was known that the ultimate plan would exceed the available budget, but no one knew what components the City of Edmonton wanted or could afford to build. With the preliminary engineering complete and the project divided into 9 unique packages of work along with the estimated cost of each, a process for defining what was important to the City for the project was developed and the packages ranked for priority. The results were conclusive and helped define the scope for the rest of the design process.

Rob Gibbard | CIMA+

Rob Gibbard is a Senior Project Manager with CIMA+ in the transportation and highway engineering group in Edmonton with 35 years of experience in transportation planning, functional planning and project management. A registered Professional Engineer in Alberta, Rob obtained his civil engineering degree from the University of Alberta in 1987. Throughout his career, Rob has focused on developing unique and pragmatic solutions for transportation planning and functional design work across Western Canada. His expertise is in project management, community transportation planning, streetscape projects, parking planning and design, functional planning, area structure plans as well as traffic impact studies. His work covers freeway and interchange planning and design, LRT projects, urban and rural roadway work, bicycles, transit facilities, parking, and public consultation. Rob has worked primarily as an engineering consultant, but he has also worked for both the City of Edmonton and the City of Calgary for a total of 9 years and as such has a thorough understanding of municipal processes, procedures, project development, and capital budgeting.

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University of Alberta

The University Club

11435 Saskatchewan Drive

Dinner Schedule

Registration & Networking 5:30

Buffet Dinner 6:00

Presentation 7:00

Closing Remarks 8:00

Dinner Rates

Students $20

Members & Sponsors $35

Non-Members $50

Sponsoring companies can redeem their complimentary dinner tickets by registering for sponsor dinner ticket option. Please note pre-registration is required so we can have headcount for the dinner.

Note: If you are experiencing symptoms of COVID-19, please refrain from attending. We will be happy to refund your ticket.