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The City is rehabilitating the three Groat Road Bridges and Groat Road from 87 Avenue to the North Saskatchewan River. Construction began in 2018 and is expected to be complete in 2020.

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.

General:
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.

Public Information Session - March 2018

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.

Meeting Materials

Display Boards (18MB)

Fact Sheet

Project Update - January 2018

Utility relocations will continue early in 2018. Drivers can expect periodic lane closures and are advised to drive with caution as there will be speed reductions in place. A contractor will be in place in early 2018.

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.

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 continues 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

Meeting Materials

Display Boards

For More Information

Jim Murray

Telephone

780-944-7667

Email Jim.Murray@edmonton.ca

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