GROAT ROAD RE-OPENS APRIL 7

Contractor working around the clock to open road for commuters. The contractor has made significant progress over the course of the last week and as a result, the City of Edmonton re-opened Groat Road to traffic on Tuesday, April 7.

The super crane that had been brought in to manoeuvre the girders and shift them into place is being disassembled and will be moved off site tomorrow. Additional bracing will be installed over the weekend and engineers will assess the overall stability of the structure. The contractor will provide documentation to the City that demonstrates that it is completely safe for traffic to move beneath the girders.

Now that Groat Road has been restored, the contractors will continue working on a plan for a detailed analysis of the girders and lay out a new schedule for the project. In the coming weeks, temporary, off-peak road closures may be necessary to carry out construction duties.

The City thanks everyone for their patience as we work to resolve the 102 Ave Bridge girder situation.

Traffic Detours

During periodic off-peak closures (evenings and weekends) traffic should continue to detour to Victoria Park Road, 149 Street to Whitemud Drive and 109 Street to the High Level Bridge.

Parking Bans

Bans will be lifted and parking conditions restored as they previously existed prior to the closure of Groat Road on:

  • 116 Street from 100 Avenue to Jasper Avenue
  • 124 Street from Stony Plain Road to 111 Avenue

Shared-Use Path

The shared-use path on the west side of Groat Road, from 107 Avenue to Government House Park, is open to the public as of 3pm on April 7. The shared-use path will be subject to the same temporary, off-peak closures that will apply to Groat Road.

Traffic Signal Changes

Traffic signal timings will be re-adjusted. All changes are expected to be completed by 3:30pm on Tuesday, April 7, 2015.

Traffic Operations will continue to monitor and adjust the signals as necessary.

Roadside Messaging

Roadside messaging has been updated along existing detour routes and has expanded to include 109 Street, Whitemud Drive and Yellowhead Trail.

Closures & Detours

During the bridge replacement construction, several road closures will be required to accommodate the construction activities. To assist those affected by these closures, an interactive map has been created which will be updated to provide the latest closure and detour information. 

Road Closures and Detours Map

For further information, please visit the City's Project Website below or contact Jim Murray, Transportation Services, at 780-944-7667 or jim.murray@edmonton.ca.

City of Edmonton Project Website