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102 Avenue over Groat Road - Bridge Replacement Project

What's New

Groat Road Closures

July 21, 2014 - Groat Road will be completely closed for night and weekend paving from Victoria Park Road to 107 Avenue starting Monday, July 21 at 7:30 pm.

Nightly Closure
(7:30pm to 6am)
July 21 to July 24
July 28 to July 31
Weekend Closure
(7:30pm Friday to 6am Monday)
July 25 to 28

Dates and times are subject to change.

Motorists are advised to detour using Victoria Park Road, 149 Street to Whitemud Drive, or 109 Street to the High Level Bridge.

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:

Traffic Detours & Parking Restrictions

Closure & Detours

July 1, 2014 - The 102 Avenue bridge will close for 15 months for reconstruction. Detours will be in effect.

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



New Bridge Design - 102 Avenue Over Groat Road

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