102 Avenue over Groat Road - Bridge Replacement Project
Project Update - August 2014
A quarterly update of the project including details of the demolition of the existing bridge and the paving of Groat Road.
Due to public safety issues, the contractor continues to work on the shared-use path along Groat Road. The expected opening date for the path will be Friday, August 22. The City of Edmonton thanks citizens for their patience during construction.
Parking Restrictions On Stony Plain Road
July 3, 2014 - Due to higher than expected demands during the afternoon commute and significant traffic congestion as a result, the City of Edmonton will be implementing new parking restrictions on the south side of Stony Plain Road from 124 Street to 127 Street between the hours of 6am and 9am and between 3:30pm and 5:30pm.
More information and a map can be found on the following notice:
Closures & Detours
Road Closures and Detours Map
During the bridge replacement construction, several road closures will be required to accommodate the construction activities. To assist those affected by these closures, an interactive map has been created which will be updated to provide the latest closure and detour information.
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 two 2.1 m wide bike lanes on the road shoulder and 2.2 m wide 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.
- Include bike lanes on the bridge and maintain connectivity with bike routes.
- Vehicle lanes of sufficient width for ETS buses.
- A public art piece created by Alberta artist Faye Heavyshield.
As well, shoring will be installed on the Wellington Bridge just west of the 102 Avenue over Groat Road Bridge in 2014. This work will allow truck traffic to the work site.
The bridge will be closed July 1, 2014, with completion anticipated for fall of 2015.
|Upgrades to Drainage Infrastructure||Spring 2013 - Spring 2014|
|Construction||Spring 2014 - Late Fall 2015|
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