River Valley Supplementary Fall Weed Control

September 1, 2020 – Starting on or about September 8, 2020, crews will be applying the weed spray Trillion (a broad leaf herbicide used to treat noxious weeds) in the area adjacent to construction in Louise McKinney Riverfront Park and Henrietta Muir Edwards Park. 

In order to prevent accidental contamination, there will be no herbicide sprayed within 30m of the North Saskatchewan River.  Noxious weeds in that area will be controlled using mechanical measures.

Although not generally harmful to people and pets, please avoid walking in the area that has been sprayed until it has dried (temperature and humidity will impact dry time).

We ask for your understanding and patience as construction progresses. For the most current, up-to-date information in your area, please visit http://transedlrt.ca/updates/. We encourage you to sign up for our e-newsletter on our website www.transedlrt.ca

July 24, 2020 – Starting on or about July 31, 2020, crews will be applying the weed spray Trillion (a broad leaf herbicide used to treat noxious weeds) in the area adjacent to construction in Louise McKinney Riverfront Park and Henrietta Muir Edwards Park. 

In order to prevent accidental contamination, there will be no herbicide sprayed within 30m of the North Saskatchewan River.  Noxious weeds in that area will be controlled using mechanical measures.

Although not generally harmful to people and pets, please avoid walking in the area that has been sprayed until it has dried (temperature and humidity will impact dry time).

For the most current, up-to-date information in your area, please visit http://transedlrt.ca/updates/.

Please refer to the attached map for more details. For more information, visit our website http://transedlrt.ca or contact us via email at info@transedlrt.ca or by phone 780-224-0964.

 

May 21, 2020 – Starting on or around May 21, 2020, crews will be removing the current pedestrian footbridge and installing the new Kâhasinîskâk Pedestrian Bridge over Connors Road. 

To accommodate this work, and the necessary paving and testing once the bridge is installed, the trails adjacent to the Kâhasinîskâk Bridge will be closed to the public from May 21 through to August 13.

For the most current, up-to-date information in your area, please visit http://transedlrt.ca/updates.

Please refer to the attached map for more details. For more information, visit our website http://transedlrt.ca or contact us via email at info@transedlrt.ca or by phone 780-224-0964.

Happy Earth Day! Earth Day is a day the world takes to celebrate the planet, and the measures they are taking to keep it safe. Below is how TransEd is protecting the environment while building the 13-kilometer alignment connecting Downtown Edmonton to Mill Woods:

Waste Management
In 2019, TransEd recycled 99% of waste from the project, including asphalt and concrete.

Reforestation
TransEd is planting 10,852 trees 85,767 shrubs, and grasses covering approximately 22,070 m2 along the alignment.

We will also be restoring native forests. Native seeds were collected from Edmonton’s River Valley and planted in greenhouses, those trees and plants will be replanted within the project area in the river valley. This reforestation will enhance the ecological integrity and biodiversity of Edmonton’s urban forest and reduce Edmonton’s carbon footprint.

Tree Protection
TransEd developed a tree protection plan to minimize the project’s impact on trees. Any work completed near trees is closely monitored by a professional arborist.

River Bioengineering
In 2020, TransEd will undertake a bioengineering project along the south bank of the North Saskatchewan River in the vicinity of the Tawatinâ Bridge. Plant stakes will be planted along the edge of the river to prevent erosion of the riverbank. With the establishment of vegetation on the riverbank and reduced erosion, the water quality in the North Saskatchewan River will improve and shade from the vegetation will provide habitat for fish.

March 10, 2020 – Starting on or around March 17, 2020, crews will be working day and night in the north river valley to work on the Tawatinâ bridge.

The work itself will not be loud but there will be general construction noise such as back up beepers and flashing lights. This work will last for approximately two months.

To accommodate this work, the public will be impacted in the following areas:

  • Residents near Louise McKinney Park may hear overnight noise from the work.

TransEd is committed to following all City of Edmonton bylaws and regulations and has obtained an overnight roadwork permit so that work can take place during nighttime hours in order to minimize major daytime traffic disruptions. *City of Edmonton Bylaw C14600. 

We ask for your understanding and patience as construction progresses.

For more information, visit our website http://transedlrt.ca or contact us via email at info@transedlrt.ca or by phone 780-224-0964.

On January 25, 2020, the first cable stays were successfully installed on the Tawatinâ bridge.

The installation marks a key milestone in the Valley Line LRT project, as the cable stays stabilize the construction allowing it to proceed across the North Saskatchewan River.

The Tawatinâ Bridge is an extradosed cable-stay bridge, meaning the cables “fan out” from the tower instead of connecting vertically over the bridge like a traditional suspension bridge. This, in turn, allows for a shorter bridge tower, harmonizing the bridge’s aesthetics with the natural setting of the river valley. When the bridge is complete, the deck will span 260m long.

The name “Tawatinâ” (pron: da-wa-din-ow) comes from a Cree word that means “valley.”

The sections of the bridge deck will be poured in 5 M increments.

The bridge deck is expected to be complete in fall of 2020. Once the deck is complete, construction can begin on the pedestrian bridge underneath.

The pedestrian walkway will be 8 meters wide with wood planks on the edges and an asphalt path down the center.

Click on the image below to view the video

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It’s time again for our spring open houses!

Come stop by any of the locations to ask questions to project representatives and see renderings of various areas on the alignment.

Check out some of the 2019 construction highlights on the Valley Line Southeast project, thank you to our great team for making them happen!

EDMONTON, AB – January 29, 2020 – Starting on or about February 5, 2020, TransEd will remove several trees from the east side of Louise McKinney Park to facilitate continued Valley Line construction.

Please note, the map does not reflect the current status of the river valley, as trees have previously been removed in this area.

This work will take place during daytime hours (7:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m.) and will take approximately one week to complete.

You can read more about TransEd’s tree removal policies on our website: http://transedlrt.ca/resources/trees-and-the-valley-line-lrt/

With respect to tree removal:

  • TransEd is committed to removing as few trees as possible.
  • TransEd is aware of the residences in the area and will reduce noise as best possible.
  • All trees will be removed by a professional arborist.

TransEd is following the City of Edmonton’s Corporate Tree Management Policy (C456A), which directs specific tree protection, preservation, and replacement guidelines for construction.

We ask for your understanding and patience as construction progresses. For the most current, up-to-date information in your area, please visit http://transedlrt.ca/advisories/.

For more information, visit our website http://transedlrt.ca or contact us via email at info@transedlrt.ca or by phone 780-224-0964.

November 8, 2019 – Starting on or about November 13, 2019, TransEd will be pruning the dead branches off several trees from the area indicated on the map enclosed in order to accommodate the lifting of the final span over 98 Avenue. (Please note, the map does not reflect the current status of the river valley, as trees have previously been removed in this area.)

All trees are pruned by a professional arborist. These branches were left in place for as long as possible but they need to be pruned to facilitate construction of the Valley Line LRT.

Work will occur during daytime hours and removals will only take a couple of hours to complete.

With respect to tree pruning:

  • TransEd is committed to pruning as little of the trees as possible.
  • TransEd is aware of the residences in the area and will reduce noise as best possible.
  • All trees will be pruned by a professional arborist.

We ask for your understanding and patience as construction progresses. For the most current, up-to-date information in your area, please visit http://transedlrt.ca/advisories/.

For more information, visit our website http://transedlrt.ca or contact us via email at info@transedlrt.ca or by phone 780-224-0964.

November 6, 2019 – This week, overhead wires on the Valley Line LRT alignment will be electrified.  Crews will be carrying out electrification testing to measure electricity distribution and ensure its efficiency along the tracks. It’s important to stay away from all overhead wires.

Coming into contact with overhead wires can cause serious injury and/or death.

FOR YOUR SAFETY:

The overhead wires are live. Do not fly kites, drones, or remote-controlled planes near the wires. 

Stay off the tracks at all times unless your crossing is permitted by construction personnel, flaggers or pedestrian walk signs. 

Do not jaywalk, and obey all traffic laws.

Please share safety guidelines with your friends and family.

TransEd is committed to following all City of Edmonton bylaws and regulations and will obtain an overnight work permit, where necessary. *City of Edmonton Bylaw C14600.

We ask for your understanding and patience as testing progresses. For the most current, up-to-date information in your area, please visit http://transedlrt.ca/advisories/.

UPDATE: This work has been postponed to September 3, 2019.
EDMONTON, AB – August 19, 2019 – Starting on or around August 22, 2019, the sidewalk off Cameron Avenue will be temporarily closed so that crews can install monitoring equipment to observe the slope of the hill and ensure it remains stable. This closure will last for approximately 10 days.

To accommodate this work, the public will be impacted in the following areas:

  • Sidewalk closure off Cameron Avenue.

We ask for your understanding and patience as construction progresses. For the most current, up-to-date information in your area, please visit http://transedlrt.ca/advisories/. We encourage you to sign up for our e-newsletter on our website www.transedlrt.ca

For more information, visit our website http://transedlrt.ca or contact us via email at info@transedlrt.ca or by phone 780-224-0964.

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