Ada Boulevard Bridge, over Wayne Gretzky Drive, was complete and reopened to pedestrians, cyclists and vehicle traffic in early October 2021. The upgrades include new paint, asphalt, deck joints, narrowing of the vehicle roadway and adding a 3.3m shared-use path.
Since opening, there have been concerns from bridge users about the new safety barriers on the southside traffic lane. The previous railing was replaced with a concrete barrier as the barrier provides more safety than the railing for a vehicle.
While pedestrians are reminded to please use the shared-use path when crossing the bridge, cyclists are permitted to use either the road space or shared-use path. For cyclists safety, a railing will be installed on top of the concrete barrier in early 2022. A temporary railing will be installed in early November while the permanent railing is being fabricated.
While the railing is being constructed, we encourage cyclists to use the shared-use path. New signage has been placed on both sides of the bridge to guide pedestrians and cyclists to the new shared-use path and sidewalks and bike routes on either side of the bridge.