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Groat Road Bridge will reopen to 4 lanes of traffic in November 2020 with a new, wider shared-use pathway.

Project Update - October 2020

Groat Road Bridge will reopen to 4 lanes of traffic the first week of November 2020 with a new, wider 4.2m shared-use pathway. Workers will complete final construction activities including removing the berms in the river along with other equipment and site clean up.

Various off-peak closures and traffic disruptions will still be required through November. Please adhere to signage in the area and stay informed through Twitter.

The City of Edmonton thanks Edmontonians for their patience as we completed this milestone work.

About the Project

In 2018, the City began the rehabilitation of 3 Groat Road bridges and Groat Road from 87 Avenue to the North Saskatchewan River. Bridges along Groat Road are undergoing rehabilitation with completion in November 2020.

Current Groat Road traffic updates can be found on Twitter.com/GroatUpdates.

Project Timeline

Construction - spring 2018 to fall 2020

Pre-construction Information Session - March 2018

Tendering Period - November to December 2017

Detailed Design - completed October 2017

Preliminary Design - completed November 2016

Field Investigation - As part of the permitting process for this project, the Project Team completed a field investigation in spring 2017 to determine if historical or archeological artifacts are present in the key portions of the project area.

Project Details

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.

Roadwork
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.

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.

Phase 1 Demolition Sequence

Project Photos

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For More Information

Jim Murray

Telephone

780-944-7667

Email Jim.Murray@edmonton.ca

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