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Shared Streets & Lane Closures

The City of Edmonton is continuing to adjust roadways, with a priority for densely populated areas, to provide more outdoor space for people to move around safely.

These changes help Edmontonians get outside and maintain safe physical distancing requirements, while staying close to home. 

As these streets are adjusted, information will be updated here.

Updated June 11, 2020

Shared Streets

Shared Streets are open for people who walk, bike and drive, regardless of how they choose to move around our city. Vehicle access is restricted to local traffic only along Shared Streets, and since all modes are using the same space, the speed limit is reduced to 20 km/hr. Streets in densely populated neighbourhoods are the priority, so all Edmontonians have an opportunity to space out. 

Confirmed streets for implementation:

  • 103 Avenue (111 Street to 125 Street)
  • 125 Street (Jasper Avenue to 103 Avenue)
  • Jasper Avenue (124 Street to 125 Street) 
  • 115 Street (103 Avenue to alley south of 100 Avenue)
  • 114 Street (103 Avenue to 103a Avenue)  
  • 108 Street (99 Avenue to 104 Avenue)
  • 110 Street (University Avenue to Saskatchewan Drive)
  • 88 Avenue (109 Street to 110 Street)
  • 84 Avenue (109 Street  to 112 Street)
    University Ave (109 Street to 114 Street) 
  • 112 Avenue S (112 Avenue to 76 Street)
    76 Street (112 Avenue S to 110 Avenue)
    110 Avenue (76 Street to 75 Street)
    75 Street (110 Avenue to Ada Boulevard)
  • Ada Boulevard (44 Street to 75 Street)
    Ada Boulevard (109 Avenue to 104 Avenue)
  • 119 Avenue (106 Street Service Road to 101 Street)
    101 Street (118 Avenue to 124 Avenue)
  • 113 Street (111 Avenue to 105 Avenue)
    109 Avenue (118 Street to 106 Street)
    109 Avenue (109 Street to 106 Street)
  • 96 Street (111 Avenue to 103a Avenue)
    108a Avenue (96 Street to 94 Street)
Lane Closures
  • Victoria Promenade (100 Avenue) from 116 Street to 121 Street: the bike lane was expanded and converted to a shared-use space for people walking and biking
  • Victoria Park Road from 116 Street to Groat Bridge: curb lane converted to a shared-use space for people walking and biking
  • Saskatchewan Drive from 105 Street to 109 Street: traffic is reduced to a single lane with the north lane converted to a shared-use space for people walking and biking
  • 104 Street from University Avenue to Saskatchewan Drive:  vehicle lane reduction, northbound travel lanes are converted to a shared-use space for people walking and biking
  • Saskatchewan Drive from 110 Street to 116 Street: the westbound lane will be closed to provide a shared space for people walking and biking, next to the shared-pathway
  • Jasper Avenue from 121 Street to 124 Street: traffic reduced to a single lane in the eastbound direction, as the eastbound curb lane will be converted to a shared-use space for people walking and biking
  • 102 Avenue from 103 Street to 108 Street: eastbound and select westbound traffic lanes will be converted to a shared-use space for people walking and biking 
  • 103A Avenue from Jasper Ave to 99 Street: lane converted to a shared-use space for people walking and biking
  • Jasper Avenue from 103A Ave to 82 Street: lane converted to a shared-use space for people walking and biking
  • 82 Street  from Jasper Avenue to 112 Avenue: lane converted to a shared-use space for people walking and biking
  • 112 Avenue from 82 street to 112 Avenue: lane converted to a shared-use space for people walking and biking
  • Whyte Avenue (82 Avenue) north side, from Gateway Boulevard to 105 Street: parking lane and right travel lane closure to provide additional space for people to enjoy restaurant patios and retail stores
  • 102 Street from Whyte Avenue to the alley north of 81 Avenue: conversion of street to one-way southbound for vehicles to provide additional space for people to enjoy restaurant patios and retail stores
Pedestrian Signals

The City of Edmonton will adjust push buttons at pedestrian crossings and allocate some roadways for shared use effective Thursday. These changes will help prevent the spread of COVID-19 and encourage physical distancing while Edmontonians are outside. 

Pedestrian signals will become automatic at 56 intersections located in high pedestrian areas and around hospitals to eliminate the need to push buttons at these crossings. The City will post signage to promote the change in these areas. The audible signal for the visually impaired will continue to be activated by pushing the button.

Vehicle for Hire - Taxis, Limos and Rideshares

The original Order was repealed by the City after the Government of Alberta issued new guidance for Taxis, Limos and Rideshares on May 24. This new provincial guidance covers driver hygiene, cleaning and disinfection, distancing, passengers, and more.

Provincial Guidance for Taxis, Limos & Rideshares

Physical Distancing in Public Spaces

Edmontonians are reminded to use caution and follow physical distancing guidelines and practical recommendations when interacting in public spaces. 

Please keep your physical distance; at least 2 metres from others, whether it's on trails, in parks, on stairs, or buying groceries. It’s important to follow physical distancing practices as outlined by Alberta Health Services.
 
Park Rangers and security personnel will be patrolling parks, staircases, and trails to support closures and physical distancing requirements.

Funicular

Beginning June 15, the funicular will resume operation from 7 am to 9 pm, providing accessibility options into the river valley for Edmontonians.  Additional COVID-19 prevention measures will be introduced, including limiting ridership to two people at a time, adding signage about physical distancing and increasing cleaning of frequently-touched surfaces.

Current Traffic Disruptions

Commuters

Your daily commute can change day to day - whether you drive, cycle, take transit or walk. The interactive tools below provide up-to-date, scheduled work and events, so you can plan for changes in your commute when they occur.

Current Traffic Disruptions
View the interactive map and calendar to locate current road work along major roads that could impact your commute.

Special Event Road Closures
View the interactive map and calendar to see how special events may impact major travel routes within Edmonton.

Traffic Reports Calendar
The Traffic Reports calendar provides information about what's happening now and in the future on Edmonton's roads that could impact your commute.

Bike Route Disruptions
This interactive map provides information on major disruptions for bike routes and facilities that could impact your commute as a cyclist.

River Valley - Trail Cautions and Closures
This interactive map provides information on major disruptions for trails and multi-use paths in the River Valley Parks system.

On-Street Construction and Maintenance Composite Map
The City issues On-Street Construction and Maintenance (OSCAM) permits for all work or activities that occupy a public road, sidewalk or boulevard.

These interactive maps provide a summary of roads affected by on-street work or detailed information about other worksites that may be near your planned site.

Contractors

Use online guides and interactive tools to create a plan that ensures safe traffic flow around your worksite in relation to nearby homes, businesses, schools and other worksites or special events.

On-Street Construction and Maintenance Permits
Provides information on OSCAM permits, which are generally required for all work on City roads right-of-way.

OSCAM Permit Application
Apply for an OSCAM permit using your Customer ID number.  If you don’t have one, call (780) 442-6458 or email roaduse.permit@edmonton.ca.

Temporary Crossing Permit (TCP)
Apply for this permit if you need to temporarily cross a boulevard or sidewalk to private property when there is no legal access. 

Utility Line Assignment
Apply for a City agreement to install utilities on City roads right of way.

On-Street Construction and Maintenance Composite Map
These interactive maps provide a summary of roads affected by on-street work or detailed information about other worksites that may be near your planned site.

Civic Event Planners

Whether a novice or experienced event organizer, an event on public property, park or road can impact traffic. The online guides below can help you plan for an event that maintains traffic safety.

Civic Events and Festivals
Learn about resources you can use when planning an event on outdoor public property or parkland.

Special Event Road Closures
View the interactive map and calendar to see how special events may impact major travel routes within Edmonton.

Block Parties
Learn about requirements for hosting a Neighbourhood Block Party on a local residential street, park or public property.

Neighbourhood Play Streets
Learn about requirements for organizing a Neighbourhood Play Streets event on a residential street.

 

Special Event Closures

These road closures are updated daily and are related to races, festivals and events happening in Edmonton.



There are no special event road closures at this time.

For More Information

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