101 Avenue Vision | ?m | ?s | City of Edmonton

I was driving down 101 Ave this afternoon when I noticed that the free-flow lane turning right to Gretzky Drive has been blocked off. I assume construction has already started?
I don't think so. On the site it's still at the concept phase.
Man that design is disappointing to say the least. That road has so much potential. i was excited to see it was scheduled for redevelopment as the area is criminally under utilized. But why are they still so worried it needs to carry mega traffic volume? Just bite the bullet and redesign properly with reduced vehicles lanes and focus on cycling and pedestrian comfort and safety with the giant footprint left over. That whole strip would be such a draw for the area.