Bridge Opening on July 15, 2016
July 18, 2016 - The new 102 Avenue over Groat Road Bridge opened on Friday July 15, 2016.
By mid-morning Friday July 15, one lane in each direction was open to vehicles and pedestrians. Beginning with Friday’s afternoon drive home, there will be two traffic lanes maintained in each direction during peak hours (Monday-Friday, 6am to 9am and 3:30pm to 6:30pm) with pedestrian access on one side.
Lane reductions will be required, during off-peak hours, over the coming months to complete the finishing work throughout the summer and fall. Finishing work includes installing railings and replacing the concrete median on Groat Road. Multiple weekend and overnight closures of Groat Road and the multi-use trail on the west side of Groat Road will also be necessary in the coming weeks.
The new $32-million bridge features four lanes for traffic with lanes wide enough for ETS buses. It will also feature wider sidewalks and a dedicated bike lane with enhanced barrier protection. The project will be completed by the end of September 2016.
The City of Edmonton thanks the local businesses on 102 Avenue and 124 Street, residents, motorists and trail users for their patience during bridge construction.