May 2013 - Construction Update
In-river berm construction was completed in March 2013. Construction is anticipated to begin in June, with the road closure of Queen Elizabeth Park Road starting June 1.
Drivers can detour using 99 Street or 109 Street to Walterdale Hill Road. The Walterdale Bridge will remain open to traffic during construction.
About the Project
The Walterdale Bridge has served Edmonton for a century and is reaching the end of its service life. A new bridge will replace the old bridge, spanning the North Saskatchewan River to connect the intersection of Queen Elizabeth Park Road and Walterdale Hill on the river's south side to the River Valley Road/Rossdale Road/105 Street intersection on the north side.
January 7, 2013 - The area around the existing Walterdale Bridge will be affected by construction activities for the new bridge, including trail closures and detours. Portions of Queen Elizabeth Park, Kinsmen Park and the area around the EPCOR generating station will be affected. To ensure public safety, please stay away from the closed areas during construction.
Where We Are Today
Preliminary engineering and design for the new bridge is complete. Construction of the replacement bridge is scheduled to begin in June 2013 and continue through 2015. The old bridge is scheduled to be removed in 2015-16.
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