Upcoming Closures of Groat Road
Groat Road from 107 Avenue to River Valley Road
There will be regular evening and weekend closures of Groat Road to accommodate bridge and road work related to the completion of the 102 Avenue over Groat Road bridge rehabilitation project.
These closures are required to remove construction forms and install utilities, railings, barriers and a shared-use pathway as part of the project. The closures and work have been scheduled to minimize disruption to major events.
Lane Closure (Off-Peak Hours)
- The northbound curb lane will be closed during off-peak hours starting on Saturday, September 17 until Friday, September 23 (excluding Sunday, September 18).
Daytime Closures - Shared-Use Path (6am-6pm)
- September 6 to 30 - daytime closures will be in effect to complete landscaping of the west slope.
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.