102 Avenue over Groat Road - Bridge Replacement Project
Project Update – November 2015
A new bridge construction plan has been in place since June 2015 and it will continue with extended hours and multiple shifts to make up for the delay in this project . In addition, the contractor explored options that would allow them to continue work through winter.
Unfortunately, it was determined that working during winter could lead to quality issues for the concrete deck and risk to drivers using Groat Road.
Construction on the bridge will end in mid-December 2015 and will resume in early Spring 2016. The expected completion date remains as previously announced -- Fall of 2016.
The bridge cross-section has been redesigned to align with the major bike route plans and now includes a cycle track along the north side of the bridge rather than individual bike lanes on both sides of the bridge. The cycle track features a concrete median that physically separates cyclists from traffic and pedestrians.
Closures & Detours
About the Project
The 102 Avenue over Groat Road Bridge serves as a major east/west corridor into and out of Edmonton's downtown. Constructed in 1910, the bridge has reached the end of its lifespan and will be demolished and replaced with a new bridge to better serve Edmontonians.
The replacement bridge has a clear span of approximately 100 m and will maintain the existing four-lane configuration. It is designed to accommodate a cycle track on the north side of the bridge between the sidewalk and outside travel lane and sidewalks along the north and south sides. The design of the new bridge considers:
- Stabilization of both the east and west slopes using soil nails.
- Maintain the existing four-lane configuration with wider lanes to meet current standards.
- Concrete deck with asphalt surfacing.
- Upgrades to the drainage infrastructure.
- Respect the existing valley and minimize environmental impacts of the project (no piers in the valley).
- Safety improvements on both 102 Avenue and Groat Road.
- Accessibility for other modes of transport.
- Wider sidewalks on both sides of the bridge with enhanced barrier protection providing separation between traffic and pedestrians.
- High quality cycling facility to maintain connectivity with bike routes.
- Vehicle lanes of sufficient width for ETS buses.
- A public art piece created by Alberta artist Faye Heavyshield.
Shoring installed near Wellington Bridge just west of the 102 Avenue over Groat Road Bridge provides access to construction vehicles.
The bridge will be closed July 1, 2014, with completion anticipated for fall of 2016.
Upgrades to Drainage Infrastructure: Spring 2013 - Spring 2014
Construction: Spring 2014 - Late Fall 2016
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