102 Avenue over Groat Road - Bridge Replacement Project
Total Daytime Closure of Groat Road June 25
June 22, 2016 - Starting Saturday June 25 at 6am, Groat Road will be totally closed to accommodate removal of access decking materials over the 102 Avenue over Groat Road bridge replacement project. Groat Road is expected to reopen to traffic the same day at 8pm, Saturday June 25.
The multi-use trail on the west side of Groat Road will also be closed from north of Government House Park to south of 107 Avenue from 6am to 8pm, June 25.
The removal is weather-dependent and may be postponed if required. Trail users are advised that during construction season trails in this area may be closed at any time and may remain closed until work is completed.
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.
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.
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