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102 Avenue over Groat Road - Bridge Replacement Project

Groat Road Bridge May 2015
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Temporary Peak Hour No Parking
Started Tuesday May 19, 2015

6am to 9am and 3:30pm to 6:30pm Mon to Fri

124 St from Stony Plain Rd to 107 Ave

Groat Road Closed May 22 to 24 and Evenings Next Week

All three repaired girders re-installed

May 22, 2015 - Groat Road will be closed to traffic between 107 Avenue and River Valley Road this weekend and evenings next week. The closures are necessary as crews complete work associated with the re-installation of girders on the 102 Avenue Bridge Replacement Project.

  • From 7:30pm Friday, May 22 until 3am Sunday, May 24 (**please note that Groat Road will be closed from 5am until 2pm Sunday, May 24 for the Coronation Triathlon.)
  • From 7:30pm Monday, May 25 until 6am Tuesday, May 26
  • From 7:30pm Tuesday, May 26 until 6am Wednesday, May 27
  • From 7:30pm Wednesday, May 27 until 6am Thursday, May 28
  • From 7:30pm Thursday, May 28 until 6am Friday, May 29

Throughout the weekend closure period, parking is prohibited on the east side of 116 Street, between 100th Avenue and Jasper Avenue.

Three girders damaged in March have been successfully repaired. The City has tested the girders to ensure their safety and integrity.

The City of Edmonton greatly appreciates the patience of citizens as we continue work on this essential piece of our city’s transportation infrastructure.

Traffic Detours

During periodic off-peak closures (evenings and weekends) traffic should continue to detour to Victoria Park Road, 149 Street to Whitemud Drive and 109 Street to the High Level Bridge.

Shared-Use Path

The shared-use path on the west side of Groat Road, from 107 Avenue to Government House Park, is open to the public as of 3pm on April 7. The shared-use path will be subject to the same temporary, off-peak closures that will apply to Groat Road.

Traffic Signal Changes

Traffic Operations will continue to monitor and adjust the signals as necessary.

Roadside Messaging

Roadside messaging has been updated along existing detour routes and has expanded to include 109 Street, Whitemud Drive and Yellowhead Trail.

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 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.

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Project Lifecycle - Build Phase


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

For more information:

Jim Murray

Transportation Services