Project Update - November 2017
Utility relocations will continue until 2018. Drivers can expect periodic lane closures and are advised to drive with caution as there will be speed reductions in place. Detailed design is completed and the project is now out to tender. A contractor will be in place in early 2018.
About the Project
The City of Edmonton is undertaking the rehabilitation of three Groat Road Bridges and Groat Road from 87 Avenue to the North Saskatchewan River beginning in 2018. Depending on funding approval from City Council, construction will also include road work based on the Groat Road Interchange Concept Planning Project.
Groat Road Bridge over the North Saskatchewan River
The Groat Road Bridge over the North Saskatchewan River was constructed in 1955. The last major rehabilitation of this bridge occurred in 1989-1990. Rehabilitation will extend its service life by at least 50 years and improve the functionality of the existing sidewalk by widening it to shared-use path standards.
Groat Road Bridge over Victoria Park Road
The Groat Road Bridge over Victoria Park Road was constructed in 1954. The bridge is generally in good condition but currently requires a wearing surface replacement, new deck joints, and other miscellaneous repairs.
Emily Murphy Park Road Bridge over Groat Road (Mayfair Bridge)
The Emily Murphy Park Road over Groat Road Bridge was constructed in 1963. The bridge is generally in good condition but requires some minor rehabilitation to extend its service life until more substantial rehabilitation work is needed in 10 years or more. Additionally, the north sidewalk will be widened to shared-use path standards.
Groat Road from 87 Avenue to the Groat Road Bridge over the North Saskatchewan River, including the ramps at Emily Murphy Park Road/Bridge and Hawrelak Park, will be renewed as part of this project. Work is anticipated to be completed by 2020.
The sidewalks on the east side of the ramp from Emily Murphy Park Road and from the Mayfair Bridge to Hawrelak Park will be widened to shared-use path standards.
Groat Road Interchange
Roadwork includes: changes to the existing Groat Road signalized intersection; a new signalized intersection at River Valley Road; a ramp system adjacent to the Government Park House access; and changes to the Victoria Park Road westbound to Groat Road northbound merge lane.
These changes are being made to improve safety, efficiency, and access for all transportation modes and is proposed to begin in 2021.
Where We Are
A pre-construction public information session will be held in late 2017 or early 2018 to share information on the proposed work, traffic and pedestrian accommodation, and project timing.
Field Investigation - As part of the permitting process for this project, the Project Team will be completing a field investigation in spring 2017 to determine if historical or archaeological artifacts are present in the key portions of the Project Area.
Preliminary Design - Completed November 2016
Detailed Design - Completed in October 2017
Tendering Period - November-December 2017
Pre-Construction Information Session - Early 2018
Construction - Estimated to start in 2018 with anticipated completion in the second half of 2020
Project Update - September 2017
Utility relocations began September 25 requiring nightly lane closures and the closure of the sidewalk for use as a work zone.
Project Update - August 2017
Utility relocations on the river bridge began in September and continue until February 2018. Drivers can expect intermittent off-peak traffic impacts.
Project Update - May 2017
Pre-construction work along River Valley Road is now completed. Regular traffic flow is back in place.
Public Information Session - November 2016
The City held a public information session to share project details, and get public feedback. The areas covered included the scope of work, schedule, impacts to the connecting roads and pedestrian access.
What We Heard