Following closure of the old Keillor Road, large pillars from a retaining wall remain in the river valley bank. This location became a popular location for people to view Edmonton’s river valley and west Edmonton, despite the site restrictions and prohibited access signage.
Recession and slumping of the embankment, along with deterioration of the pillars, present a significant safety hazard.
A study was conducted on slope stability which recommended that a viewpoint be constructed on top of the current concrete pillars using the existing trails for access.
The study also informed that vegetation on top of the bank should be left to help maintain slope stability.
Improvements were suggested for access routes, railings and a viewing area. All improvements considered will ensure safety and security at this location.
The City of Edmonton Naming Committee approved the name Keillor Point for this project site.
Detailed Design of the Keillor Point Viewing Area was completed in August 2018 and funding for construction was approved in September 2018.
Construction is anticipated to take approximately 3 months.