We wrote to Building Great Neighbourhoods recently to see what to expect. Turns out the answer was on pages 7 and 8 of this document (from April, 2014). In short, the reconstruction work over the next three summers will not address traffic speed. If you have concerns about traffic speeds we recommend you read the City's Traffic Safety page, write to Transportation Operations or call the Office of Traffic Safety at 780-495-0371.
We extracted from that April, 2014 document some material directly related to speeding:
Question: I am concerned with excessive speeds on 88 Ave and 89 St. I would like to see solutions (e.g. speed bumps).
Answer: A speed survey was conducted on 88 Avenue west of 99 Street. Compliance to the posted speed limit was
approximately 92%, with an average speed of 36 km/h. Speed bumps are no longer used on public roads [emphasis ours] due to negative effects such as excessive noise, vibration, etc. Speed is best managed by the Edmonton Police Service and the Office of Traffic Safety. Learn more about neighbourhood speed programs at edmonton.ca/trafficsafety.
Q: 85 St is a hazard with cars moving too fast even with current traffic controls.
A: Photo radar has been established on 85 Street between 95 Avenue and 82 Street. Edmonton Police Service was advised of speeding complaints. Radar has also been placed on 83 Street north of 82 Avenue and on 82 Avenue at 87 Street. [We wrote to the City asking about the result of that radar coverage.]
Q: Speed concern: 87 St from 83 Ave to 88 Ave. Would like yield design changed at 85 Ave/87 St.
A: The Office of Traffic Safety has scheduled a speed survey to be conducted in the spring. If warranted, a review of the traffic controls in this area will take place. [We wrote to the City asking for the result of the speed survey.]
Q: I would like to see consideration of measures to control traffic speed along 88 Ave between 92 St and 95 St.
A: There is no indication of significant speeding issues along this roadway.
Q: Shortcutting issues on 87 St, 91 Ave, 94 St & 95 St.
A: 87 Street, 91 Street, 94 Street and 95 Street are public roadways and available for all to use. Stop signs are used to assign right-of-way not control speed. [emphasis ours]