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Shared Streets and Lane Closures - Fall 2020 Removals

Temporary adjustments to our streets were implemented earlier this year to support people getting outside, spacing out and moving safely.

  • Tuesday, September 29 - lane closures will begin to be removed
  • Tuesday, October 27 - all Shared Streets will begin to be removed

Removing these adjustments supports increased vehicle traffic with back to school and return to work, and considers increased costs and maintenance requirements due to upcoming winter conditions.

A number of lessons were learned through the Shared Streets and lane closures implemented in 2020, including confirming (through a partnership study with the University of Alberta) how they positively impacted individuals' abilities to physically distance. These experiences have provided many considerations that will be explored further when looking at opportunities for 2021.

The City of Edmonton continues to encourage people to get outside, space out, move safely and make use of the sidewalks and many pathways:

  • We have an extensive network of shared pathways and trails, and bike routes in Edmonton, see a map at edmonton.ca/discover
  • Recreation centres are currently offering outdoor fitness classes
  • If you cannot keep a physical distance, please wear a mask to help keep everyone safe
Shared Streets Removal - All Shared Streets will be removed

Until October 27, 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. 

  • 84 Avenue (109 Street to 112 Street)
    University Ave (109 Street to 114 Street)
  • 88 Avenue (109 Street to 110 Street)
  • 96 Street (111 Avenue to 103a Avenue)
    108a Avenue (96 Street to 94 Street)
  • 108 Street (99 Avenue to 104 Avenue)
  • 110 Street (University Avenue to Saskatchewan Drive)
  • 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)
  • 113 Street (111 Avenue to 105 Avenue)
    109 Avenue (118 Street to 106 Street)
    109 Avenue (109 Street to 106 Street)
  • 114 Street (103 Avenue to 103a Avenue)
  • 115 Street (103 Avenue to alley south of 100 Avenue)
  • 119 Avenue (106 Street Service Road to 101 Street)
    101 Street (118 Avenue to 124 Avenue)
  • Ada Boulevard (44 Street to 75 Street)
    Ada Boulevard (109 Avenue to 104 Avenue)
  • Jasper Avenue (124 Street to 125 Street)
    125 Street (Jasper Avenue to 103 Avenue)
    103 Avenue (111 Street to 125 Street)
Lane Closure Removal - All lane closures will be removed
  • 82 Street (Jasper Avenue to 112 Avenue)
  • 103A Avenue (Jasper Avenue to 99 Street)
  • 104 Street (Northbound lanes - University Avenue to Saskatchewan Drive)
  • 112 Avenue (82 Street to 112 Avenue S)
  • Jasper Avenue (103A Avenue to 82 Street)
  • Jasper Avenue (121 Street to 124 Street)
  • Saskatchewan Drive (105 Street to 109 Street)
  • Saskatchewan Drive (110 Street to 116 Street)
  • Victoria Park Road (116 Street to River Valley Road)
  • Victoria Promenade (100 Avenue) (116 Street to 121 Street)

U of A Shared-use Roads Study

A University of Alberta study was completed utilizing a computer monitoring system to analyze video footage to measure the effectiveness and safety of some of the expanded walking and cycling paths. It found that the widening of the shared-use portion of the streets led to a 52.4% reduction in physical distancing violations for Saskatchewan Drive and a 24.5% reduction for Victoria Promenade.

You can read the full article in the University of Alberta’s Folio newsletter.

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

Parks and Roads Services

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