102 Avenue over Groat Road - Bridge Replacement Project
About the Project
The 102 Avenue over Groat Road Bridge serves as a major east/west corridor into and out of Edmonton's downtown area. Constructed in 1910, the bridge has served the city for over 100 years and will be demolished and replaced with a new bridge that will better serve Edmontonians.
The City of Edmonton presented the following information at the Open House on September 25. Residents were provided information on the 102 Avenue Over Groat Road Bridge Replacement project and were invited to provide comments and feedback.
Where We Are Today
The project has moved into the detailed design phase which will consist of refining the work in preliminary engineering and developing the Tender Documents. Construction is expected to start in the summer of 2014 and be completed by the end of 2015 dependent on funding approval.
The replacement bridge has a clear span of approximately 100 m 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 side. The design of the new bridge considers the following:
- Stabilization of both the east and west slopes using soil nails.
- Maintain the existing 4 lane configuration with wider lanes to meet current standards (3.5 m wide).
- Concrete deck with asphalt surfacing designed for the weight of modern vehicles.
- Upgrades to the drainage infrastructure.
- Respecting the existing valley and minimize environmental impacts of the project (no piers in the valley).
- Improvement of safety on both 102 Avenue and Groat Road.
- Provide 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 Transit Buses.
- The new 102 Avenue over Groat Road Bridge will feature a Public Art piece created by Alberta Artist Faye Heavyshield. Her work falls under the Percent for Art Program administered by the Edmonton Arts Council (EAC). For more information on the EAC please visit www.edmontonpublicart.ca.
Preconstruction activities taking place at the project site between Connaught Drive and Clifton Place on 102 Ave and on both sides of Groat Road include:
- Construction of a vertical drop shaft connecting to the Groat Road Storm trunk. The structure is to be located in the boulevard at the southwest corner of the intersection of Clifton Place and 102 Ave. The work is scheduled to begin in spring 2013 with completion expected for spring 2014.
- Lining of the storm sewers at the west bridge abutment in 2013.
|Detailed Design||Spring 2012 - Fall 2012|
|Upgrades to Drainage Infrastructure||Spring 2013 - Spring 2014|
|Tender Phase||Late Spring - Early Summer 2014|
|Construction||Summer 2014 - Late Fall 2015|
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