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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 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.

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.

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. 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.

Project LIfecycle Operate

Project Timeline

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 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 - March 7, 2018

Construction - Estimated to start in 2018 with anticipated completion in the second half of 2020

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Project History

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 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

Meeting Materials

Display Boards

For More Information

Jim Murray

Telephone

780-944-7667

Email Jim.Murray@edmonton.ca

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