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102 Avenue over Groat Road - Bridge Replacement Project

102 Avenue Bridge Over Groat Road - April 2015 Image

Groat Road Closed This Weekend - April 25-27

Structure being prepared for pending girder removal

Beginning at 6am on Saturday, April 25 and continuing until 6am on Monday, April 27, Groat Road will be closed to traffic between 107 Avenue and River Valley Road as preparations for girder removal continue on the 102 Avenue Bridge.

Parking will be banned along the east side of 116 Street between 100 Avenue and Jasper Avenue, and there will be no access to the multi-use path adjacent to Groat Road for the duration of the closure.

While it has been established that girder #5 must be removed for repair or replacement, preliminary evaluations indicate that it may be necessary to remove more other girders that had buckled on March 16. Once a final assessment of the girders is complete, details will be released about which ones have been certified structurally sound and which may warrant either repairs or replacement.

Additional weekend closures will be necessary as girder removal progresses, and specific details about those dates and locations will be issued once known.

The City appreciates the patience and understanding of Edmonton residents as we work to resolve the 102 Ave Bridge situation.

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 signal timings will be re-adjusted. All changes are expected to be completed by 3:30pm on Tuesday, April 7, 2015.

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

102 Avenue Over Groat Road - Closures and Detours MapDuring 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.

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

Timeline

The bridge will be closed July 1, 2014, with completion anticipated for fall of 2015.

Phase
Upgrades to Drainage Infrastructure Spring 2013 - Spring 2014
Construction Spring 2014 - Late Fall 2015

For more information:

Jim Murray

Transportation Services

Telephone

780-944-7667