Weed Control, River Valley Area

June 10, 2021 – Starting on or about June 16, 2021, crews will be applying the weed spray Trillion (a broad leaf herbicide used to treat noxious weeds) on the east side of Cameron Avenue, just the north of the North Saskatchewan River. This work will take approximately two days. Work will occur during the daytime hours only, from 7:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m.

In the case that the weather is not permitting on the allocated day, the spray will be rescheduled to Wednesday, June 23.

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).

TransEd has an Integrated Pest Management Plan with the goal to minimize the use of pesticides and to use them as a last resort after mechanical and other measures have been used or if deemed required by the Alberta Weed Control Act. All herbicide applications are reviewed by the City of Edmonton before spraying commences and notices are sent to the public. All applications must follow provincial and federal regulations and must utilize a licensed applicator to do so. Areas with exemptions are not sprayed.

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.

A report of the findings from the attendees of the Virtual Open Houses, your feedback is important to us and we appreciate the time you took to attend our community outreach initiative.

TransEd Spring Open Houses_What We Heard Report

TransEd provided residents of Riverdale and Cloverdale with an update of upcoming construction in their area, testing and commissioning activities, and safety. ETS presented on bus route changes. This session ended with a Q&A segment.

Check out the recording below!

Join us for an opportunity to get project updates, learn about upcoming construction in your area, train testing and commissioning, and ask questions during the Q&A session.

Can’t make it? Each session will be recorded and available on our website and YouTube channel.

66 Street
Wednesday, April 7
5-6:30 pm
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83 Street
Monday, April 12
5-6:30 pm
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Strathearn and Holyrood
Tuesday, April 13
5-6:30 pm
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Riverdale and Cloverdale
Wednesday, April 14
5-6:30 pm
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Downtown
Monday, April 19
5-6:30 pm
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Members of our team had an incredible time during a fireside chat about the 2020 construction year, construction processes and progress, and what’s coming in 2021.

Sections and timestamps can be found here:
102 Avenue – 5:04
Churchill Connection – 7:08
Tunnel – 10:25
Tawatinâ Bridge – 12:34
Kâhasinîskâk Pedestrian Bridge – 22:04
Landscaping – 24:31
Davies Station – 33:12
Operations and Maintenance Facility (OMF) – 45:23
Trains – 46:15
Roadworks – 55:13
Train Stops – 01:02:31

TransEd Valley Line LRT held a virtual meeting where we shared updates on construction, project milestones, train testing, and what we are doing to keep our crews, their families and the neighbourhoods they work in safe during the COVID-19 pandemic.

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.

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