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102 Avenue over Groat Road - Bridge Replacement Project

Groat Road Bridge May 2015

Project Update – January 2016

The expected completion date of the bridge is Fall 2016. It was determined that working during winter could lead to quality issues for the concrete deck and risk to drivers using Groat Road. As a result, construction work was temporarily suspended in mid-December 2015 and will resume in early Spring 2016.

Closures & Detours

Road Closures and Detours Map

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.

Project Lifecycle - Build Phase

Timeline

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

For more information:

Jim Murray

Telephone

780-944-7667