Traffic Pattern Changes Starting May 6, 2018
Construction on Groat Road Bridges and Road Renewal began April 23, 2018. Work is expected to continue until the fall of 2020.
Starting Sunday May 6, at 7am, the first major traffic shift will take effect to accommodate preparation work for the next phase of construction. The following traffic pattern changes will be in effect:
Traffic Shift on the Groat Road over North Saskatchewan Bridge
Vehicular traffic on the Groat Road Bridge will be shifted to the west half of the bridge. This means both northbound and southbound traffic will run on the west half of the bridge. The crossover points will be located at the north and south ends of the bridge. Please note that the available lane width on the bridge will be 3.2m.
Single Lane Closures on the Victoria Park Road Overpass
Traffic on the Victoria Park Overpass will be down to a single lane in each direction to accommodate the bridge deck rehabilitation work.
New Traffic Signal Light at Groat Road Northbound and River Valley Road West
A new traffic signal light will be operational at the above location to control the flow of traffic on River Valley westbound and Groat Road northbound. Motorists should expect additional delays during peak hours.
Pedestrian and Cyclist Traffic
Pedestrian and cyclist traffic will be temporarily moved to the closed northbound traffic lane to allow for the completion of the detour preparation work.
In accordance with the City’s commitment to public safety, the project team will continually review signal timing, turning and merging movements adjacent to the construction zone. Modifications to signal operations and merging ramps will be made as required throughout the duration of construction.
The City will use electronic signs and roadside construction information signs to inform commuters about traffic pattern changes during the various phases of construction, in addition to communicating with the public through the project website, traffic updates and other channels as required. Motorists are advised to exercise caution and follow traffic control devices to safely navigate through the construction zone.
The City of Edmonton thanks commuters for their patience.