Light Rail Vehicle (LRV) Train Testing on 66 Street

Update: Trains system testing will occur from 51 Avenue to 34 Avenue on 66 Street.

March 05, 2021 – Starting on or about Monday, March 08, Light Rail Vehicle (LRV) train system testing will be in progress on the LRT tracks along 66 Street, between 36A Avenue and 51 Avenue.

During this time, the trains will move from the Gerry Wright Operations and Maintenance Facility (at 75 Street and 51 Avenue) and will return to the facility after testing. Train testing will be ongoing and will gradually increase north of 51 Avenue.

Crews will be performing clearance verification testing to check the distance between the platforms and train. Crews will also perform system tests while the train is not in motion.

The tests will require the trains to be powered and unpowered. When the train is unpowered, it will be moved along the tracks by the Mobile Recovery Vehicle (MRV). When powered, the train will be energized directly from the overhead wires.

The train systems testing process is to ensure that all elements are performing to required standards before opening to the public.

To accommodate this work, the public will be impacted in the following ways:
● There will be occasional noise associated with the testing, in particular: the bell dings from the MRV are used to alert the public of the train. .
● There will be controlled train crossings at intersections that cross the LRT tracks. Flaggers will be on-site to ensure safe crossing and maintain road traffic flow. .
● Pedestrian access will be maintained.

FOR YOUR SAFETY:
● Be aware of your surroundings and other road users. Stay alert while on the road.
● Be aware that coming into contact with live overhead wires can lead to serious injury or death. Please be aware of your surroundings. Keep all high reaching devices such as ladders, outdoor banner/light installation poles, drones, and remote-controlled planes away from the energized overhead wires.
● Do not shortcut across tracks, only cross at designated pedestrian crossings.
● Always follow the direction of construction personnel and flaggers
● Always follow traffic and pedestrian signs and signals.
Thank you for your understanding and patience as the project progresses.

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

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

February 22, 2021 – Starting on or about Monday, February 22, Light Rail Vehicle (LRV) train system testing will be in progress on the LRT tracks along 66 Street, between 34 Avenue and 51 Avenue.

During this time, the trains will move from the Gerry Wright Operations and Maintenance Facility (at 75 Street and 51 Avenue) and will return to the facility after testing. Train testing will be ongoing and will gradually increase north of 51 Avenue.

Crews will be performing clearance verification testing to check the distance between the platforms and train. Crews will also perform system tests while the train is not in motion.

The tests will require the trains to be powered and unpowered. When the train is unpowered, it will be moved along the tracks by the Mobile Recovery Vehicle (MRV). When powered, the train will be energized directly from the overhead wires.

The train systems testing process is to ensure that all elements are performing to required standards before opening to the public.

To accommodate this work, the public will be impacted in the following ways:
● There will be occasional noise associated with the testing, in particular: the bell dings from the MRV are used to alert the public of the train.
● There will be controlled train crossings at intersections that cross the LRT tracks. Flaggers will be on-site to ensure safe crossing and maintain road traffic flow.
● Pedestrian access will be maintained.

FOR YOUR SAFETY:

● Be aware of your surroundings and other road users. Stay alert while on the road.
● Be aware that coming into contact with live overhead wires can lead to serious injury or death. Please be aware of your surroundings. Keep all high reaching devices such as ladders, outdoor banner/light installation poles, drones, and remote-controlled planes away from the energized overhead wires.
● Do not shortcut across tracks, only cross at designated pedestrian crossings.
● Always follow the direction of construction personnel and flaggers
● Always follow traffic and pedestrian signs and signals.

Thank you for your understanding and patience as the project progresses.

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

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

February 22, 2021 – Starting on or about March 1, 2021, crews will be performing finishing works, including glazing and roofing, at the Grey Nuns Stop on 66 Street north of 31 Avenue. This work will take place overnight from 9:00 p.m. to 6:00 a.m. To accommodate this work, one of the northbound lanes on 66 Street just north of 31 Avenue will be closed and traffic will be detoured. This work is expected to last four nights.

To accommodate this work, the public will be impacted in the following areas:
• One of two northbound lanes on 66 Street just north of 31 Avenue will be closed for four nights.
• Northbound lane traffic will be detoured.
• There will be noise from hand tools.
• Pedestrian access will be maintained.

During this time please watch for, and follow, all traffic detours and direction of construction personnel.

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 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.

February 10, 2021 – Starting on or about February 16, 2021, crews will be performing finishing works at the Millbourne Stop platform overnight from 9:00 p.m. to 6:00 a.m. on 66 Street, north of 38 Avenue. To accommodate this work, the northbound curb lane just north of 38 Avenue will be closed and traffic will be detoured. This work is expected to last two nights.

To accommodate this work, the public will be impacted in the following areas:
• One northbound lane north of 38 Avenue will be closed from 9:00 p.m. to 6:00 a.m. for two nights.
• Traffic will be detoured.
• There will be noise from hand tools.
• Pedestrian access will be maintained.

During this time please watch for, and follow, all traffic detours and direction of construction personnel.

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 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.

February 10, 2021 – Starting on or about February 18, 2021, crews will be performing finishing works, including glazing and roofing, at the Grey Nuns Stop. This work will take place overnight from 9:00 p.m. to 6:00 a.m. To accommodate this work, the northbound lane of 66 Street just north of 31 Avenue will be closed and traffic will be detoured. This work is expected to last two nights.

To accommodate this work, the public will be impacted in the following areas:
• Northbound lane of 66 Street just north of 31 Avenue will be closed for two nights.
• Northbound lane traffic will be detoured.
• There will be noise from hand tools.
• Pedestrian access will be maintained.

During this time please watch for, and follow, all traffic detours and direction of construction personnel.

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 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.

February 5, 2021 – Starting on or about Monday, February 8, the overhead wires for the Valley Line Southeast LRT along 66 Street, between 51 Avenue and 28 Avenue, will be energized from now on.

As construction progresses, the overhead wires are gradually being energized in each area of the 13-kilometre alignment beginning in Mill Woods and ending in Downtown.

For your safety, overhead wires should always be considered energized when strung from power pole to power pole.

FOR YOUR SAFETY:

● Be aware that coming into contact with live overhead wires can lead to serious injury or death. Please be aware of your surroundings. Keep all high reaching devices such as ladders, outdoor banner/light installation poles, drones, and remote-controlled planes away from the energized overhead wires.
● Do not shortcut across tracks, only cross at designated pedestrian crossings.

● Always follow the direction of construction personnel and flaggers

● Always follow traffic and pedestrian signs and signals.

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

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

January 26, 2021 – Starting on or about January 27, 2021, crews will be performing concrete work for track slab replacements and installation of a new pedestrian crossing in the dedicated northbound right-hand turning lane at 66 Street and 38 Avenue. To accommodate this work, one northbound dedicated right lane will be closed. This work is expected to last approximately 4 weeks. There will be overnight work during this time.

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

• One northbound dedicated right lane on 66 Street and 38 Avenue will be closed.
• Northbound right lanes at 66 Street and 38 Avenue will be permitted with limited turning radius
• Traffic will be maintained with two southbound lanes, two northbound lanes, and one northbound dedicated left lane.
• There will be noise associated with this work from concrete chipping, hoarding maintaining heaters, and setting up. Crews will endeavor to perform noisier works during the daytime.
• Pedestrian access will be maintained.

During this time please watch for, and follow, all traffic detours and direction of construction personnel.

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 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.

January 11, 2021 – Starting on or about January 18, 2021, crews will be performing finishing works, including glazing and roofing, at the Grey Nuns Stop. This work will take place overnight from 9:00 p.m. to 6:00 a.m. To accommodate this work, the northbound lane of 66 Street just north of 31 Avenue will be closed and traffic will be detoured. This work is expected to last five nights.

To accommodate this work, the public will be impacted in the following areas:
• Northbound lane of 66 Street just north of 31 Avenue will be closed for five nights.
• Northbound lane traffic will be detoured.
• There will be noise from hand tools.
• Pedestrian access will be maintained.

During this time please watch for, and follow, all traffic detours and direction of construction personnel.

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 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.

January 5, 2021 – Starting on or about January 11, 2021, crews will be performing finishing works at the Millbourne Stop platform overnight from 9:00 p.m. to 6:00 a.m. on 66 Street, north of 38 Avenue. To accommodate this work, the northbound curb lane north of 38 Avenue will be closed and traffic will be detoured. This work is expected to last five nights.

To accommodate this work, the public will be impacted in the following areas:
• Overnight work on the Millbourne Stop platform
• Northbound curb lane north of 38 Avenue will be closed
• There will be noise from hand tools.
• Pedestrian access will be maintained.

During this time please watch for, and follow, all traffic detours and direction of construction personnel.

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 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.

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

UPDATE:  November 10, 2020 – This work has been postponed until November 16.

October 22, 2020 – On or about October 30, 2020, TransEd will be shifting traffic at the intersection of 38 Avenue and 66 Street in order to assist with road works, track works, and landscaping. 

This work will primarily occur during the day (7:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m.) however, some of this work will need to be accomplished at night. Work that generally creates the most noise and vibrations will be completed during daytime hours. This work is expected to last seven weeks.

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

  • One southbound lane in the intersection of 38 Avenue and 66 Street will be closed.
  • Pedestrian access will be maintained.

During this time please watch for, and observe, all traffic detours and direction of construction personnel.

TransEd is committed to following all City of Edmonton bylaws and regulations and will obtain 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.

Thank you for your understanding and patience as construction on the Valley Line LRT progresses. 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.

UPDATE:  October 27, 2020 – This work has been postponed until October 30.

October 16, 2020 – On or about October 24, 2020, TransEd will be shifting traffic at the intersection of 34 Avenue and 66 Street in order to assist with road works, track works, and landscaping. 

This work will primarily occur during the day (7:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m.) however, some of this work will need to be accomplished at night. Work that generally creates the most noise and vibrations will be completed during daytime hours. This work is expected to last seven weeks.

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

  • One eastbound lane in the intersection of 34 Avenue and 66 Street will be closed.
  • One westbound lane in the intersection of 34 Avenue and 66 Street will be closed.
  • Pedestrian access will be maintained.

During this time please watch for, and observe, all traffic detours and direction of construction personnel.

TransEd is committed to following all City of Edmonton bylaws and regulations and will obtain 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.

Thank you for your understanding and patience as construction on the Valley Line LRT progresses. 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.

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