102 Avenue over Groat Road - Bridge Replacement Project
What's NewProject Update - March 2016
Concrete pouring on the bridge began on Sunday, March 20 on the centre portion of the bridge deck. This work is weather dependent and will continue as conditions allow.
When work is in progress, concrete trucks will be staged along the eastbound side of 102 Avenue from the alley behind the 125 Street businesses to the 124 Street intersection. These trucks will be positioned at this location and backed into the site using flagging professionals.
Due to the truck staging area on 102 Avenue, traffic travelling between Groat Road and 124 Street on 102 Avenue will be reduced to one lane in each direction.
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.
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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