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127 Street from 118 Avenue to Yellowhead Trail is a major commuter corridor linking the downtown area to residential and commercial developments north of Yellowhead Trail.  Road reconstruction began in May of 2016 and was completed in early October.  The information below is the history of the project from start to completion.

Project Update – September 2016

The project is ahead of schedule. All work is expected to be complete for September 30, with the exception of tree planting in 2017. Traffic will remain as one lane in each direction until the end of September for completion of sod, pavement markings, paving stones, and other minor works.

Completed Work

  • Base asphalt and concrete work
  • Drainage work
  • All traffic signals operational
  • Streetlights completed as of September 18

Construction Update - September 2016

Construction Update - August 2016

Completed Work

  • Base asphalt and sidewalk on the east side of 127 Street from 122 Ave to Yellowhead Trail
  • Drainage work
  • Pedestrian signals now operational at 123 Avenue and 124 Avenue
  • Removal of road and sidewalk on the east side from 118 Avenue to 122 Avenue

Upcoming Work

  • Gravel base, concrete work and base asphalt on the east side from 118 Ave to 122 Avenue
  • Streetlights on the east side from 118 Avenue to 122 Avenue
  • Installation of the pedestrian signal at 122 Avenue

Construction Update - August 2016

Construction Update - July 2016

The following work has been completed since June:

  • Pavement removals, excavation, storm sewers, granular base, concrete flat work, and base paving have all been completed on the west side of 127 Street
  • Pavement removals, excavation, and storm sewer work have been completed on the east side of 127 Street from 122 Avenue to Yellowhead Trail
  • Partial installation of streetlights
  • Yellowhead Trail turn bay

Construction Update - July 2016

August 7 Traffic Change

On August 7, traffic on 127 Street will switch to one lane in each direction on the reconstructed west side of the road.

The traffic switch marks the end of Stage 1 construction between 118 Avenue and 122 Avenue. Stage 2 work began north of 122 Avenue parallel with ongoing stage 1 work in mid-July. Stage 2 will involve reconstruction of the east side of 127 Street and is expected to continue until late September.

Stage 3 work, which involves complete nighttime road closures for approximately four nights, will take place in early October for final paving work.

Construction Update - June 2016

The following work has been completed since work began in April:

  • Removal of the trees from the median on the west side of 127 Street from Yellowhead Trail to 118 Avenue
  • Removal of the road on the south side of Yellowhead Trail, as well as on the west side of 127 Street from Yellowhead Trail to 121 Avenue
  • Installation of new manholes on the west side of 127 Street between Yellowhead Trail and 122 Avenue

Stage 1 should be completed by the end of July, at which time traffic will switch to the completed west side, with one lane in each direction. Stage 2 will begin with concrete/pavement removals on the east side of 127 Street.

127 Street Reconstruction Update - June 2016

Transit Service Update

The temporary shuttle service has moved to 120 Avenue while the 122 Avenue intersection is under construction. The shuttle service should return to 122 Avenue by early July.

Construction Notice - April 22, 2016

Construction on 127 Street will take place between May and October 2016. See map below for construction staging.

Stage One of construction started on Sunday, May 1:

  • Both southbound lanes are closed and northbound traffic is reduced to one lane for the next three months
  • Detour using 121 Street or St. Albert Trail
  • All bus stops on 127 Street are closed until October 2016. See www.takeETS.com for detour information and schedules
  • Free shuttle (route 398) through Sherbrooke and Prince Charles started running April 24

Please Note: Traffic barriers across 124 Street at 123 Avenue will remain in place as part of the Prince Charles Community Traffic Management Plan. The implications of reinstating 124 Street as a detour, even temporarily, are significant for Prince Charles, as it would see a return of 4000-6000 vehicles per day, as well as additional detour traffic adjacent to the neighbourhood park and residential properties during the summer months when more people are out and about. 

  • Please detour using St. Albert Trail, 121 Street, 142 Street, 149 Street and 97 Street. 
  • Street signs are in place to direct parents to the three schools in the area during construction.

Information Session - April 6, 2016

On Wednesday, April 6, City representatives held an Open House to provide project details and to have the project team answer questions about the reconstruction.

Approved Concept Plan

127 Street Reconstruction approved plan is available for review.

Approved Concept Plan - 118 Avenue to 122 Avenue

Approved Concept Plan - 121 Avenue to Yellowhead Trail

Highlights of the plan include:

  • 4 travel lanes are maintained and widened to current design standards
  • Addition of a full traffic signal at 122 Avenue for increased safety
  • Full reconstruction of the roadway
  • East sidewalk reconstruction

The project team provided an update on this project to City Council’s Transportation Committee on May 27, 2015. The report outlines the progress of the concept plan for the reconstruction of 127 Street between 118 Avenue and Yellowhead Trail, as well as how residents’ concerns with speeding and shortcutting through the adjacent communities may be addressed.

Open House - January 28, 2015

The City of Edmonton held an Open House to present the recommended concept plan for improvements to 127 Street between 118 Avenue and Yellowhead Trail. Below is the information presented at the Open House.

Open House - October 16, 2014

The City of Edmonton held an Open House to present two concept plans for improvements to 127 Street between 118 Avenue and Yellowhead Trail. Below is the information presented at the Open House.

Online Survey – August 15–September 15, 2014

An online survey asked for information about local experience with this section of the roadway. 304 local residents, commuter and representatives from local organizations and business voiced their concern over congestion, narrow travel lanes and other local issues.

Online Survey Summary - What We Heard

For More Information

Joleen Mazurat

Title Senior Engineer
Telephone

780-944-7659

Email joleen.mazurat@edmonton.ca

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