River Valley Road under Groat Road Bridge Closure
From January 20 to February 15, 2020, River Valley Road and the shared-use path under Groat Road Bridge will be closed to all vehicle and pedestrian traffic. During this time, the 40-tonne gantry cranes will be used with concrete saws to demolish the concrete bridge deck and girders directly above River Valley Road and the pedestrian walkway.
Completion of this work will bring the project into the second phase of the Groat Road Bridge rehabilitation. The heaviest piece of a cast-in-place concrete girder that will be demolished will weigh close to 80 tonnes and will require both gantry cranes to remove.
Due to this work being completed directly above the road and shared-use path, it will not be safe for the public to travel underneath the bridge until this stage of demolition is complete.
Pedestrian and cyclist access to the bridge will be maintained on the northeast side. Pedestrians and cyclists approaching from the northwest must find alternate routes. Signage in the river valley and trail system has been installed, warning of the closure. Additionally, cyclists are permitted to ride in the road.
River Valley Signage Maps (A indicates a sign)
Pedestrian and Bike Route Map
We thank all travellers for their patience as we move into the next phase of this project.