Sections of the ring road were built in the 1970s and 1990s, and the current Anthony Henday Drive project began in 2000 with the construction of the southwest section.
The project will include the construction of 27 kilometers of six- and eight-lane divided roadway, nine interchanges, two road flyovers, eight rail crossings (flyovers), and two bridges across the North Saskatchewan River, for a total of 47 bridge structures. Construction commenced in June 2012, with completion of the project scheduled for October 1, 2016.
When completed, the new Northeast Anthony Henday Drive, part of the Edmonton Ring Road, will extend from Manning Freeway to Whitemud Drive. Construction is broken down into five roadway segments with a total of 32 construction sites.