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

UPDATE:  This closure has been rescheduled to September 14.

UPDATE:  September 3, 2020 – In order for crews to complete trail connections on the north and southbound approaches and final paving of the bridge deck, the new Kâhasinîskâk Pedestrian Bridge over Connors Road will temporarily close on September 8.  This temporary closure is expected to last approximately two weeks.  Additionally, the trail south of the Muttart Conservatory will be temporarily detoured west towards the sidewalk along the Muttart Conservatory to allow for reseeding in the area.

We ask the public to please use caution as there is ongoing work in the area.

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

 

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.

May 13, 2020 – Starting on or about May 22, 2020, crews will begin to re-landscape and reforest Connors Hill.

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. The loudest work will be completed during daytime hours, such as digging, and vibrations.

This work will last until approximately the middle of August.

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

  • Overnight work on Connors Hill to reforest the area.
  • There will be noise associated with this work, mainly backup beepers, digging, and vibrations.

 To learn more about our tree policies, check out the article on our website here:

http://transedlrt.ca/policy/trees-and-the-valley-line-lrt/

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.

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.

EDMONTON, AB – November 14, 2019, – Starting on or about November 15, 2019, lanes will be shifting onto the finished pavement, against the permanent curb and retaining wall, on the south side of Connors Road. This lane shift will occur overnight from 9:30pm – 6:30 am.  During this time please watch for, and observe, all traffic detours and direction of construction personnel.

Much of the remaining work for the 2019 construction season is weather dependent and crews must utilize these opportunities to complete as much as possible.

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

  • Lanes will shift to the south side of Connors Road at the 95 Avenue intersection.
  • Pedestrian access will be rerouted as shown in the map below.

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/.

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.

Lane Shift

 

 

 

 

 

 

Pedestrian Access

EDMONTON, AB – May 5, 2018 – Starting on or about May 8, 2018, the sidewalk on the north side of Connors Road will be closed to accommodate construction on the Valley Line LRT. Work is expected to be completed by the fall of 2018.

During this time, pedestrians and cyclists will be redirected via detours through the Cloverdale neighborhood and Mill Creek Ravine Park.

Signs will be posted in the area with a detailed map of detours.

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

  • Pedestrians and cyclists travelling along Connors Road, between the pedestrian footbridge and Cloverdale Hill Road, will be redirected via detours through the Cloverdale neighborhood and Mill Creek Ravine Park.
  • Please visit https://www.edmonton.ca/ets/general-service-alerts.aspx for all ETS changes and updates.

There will be noise associated with 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).

During this time please watch for, and observe, all traffic detours and direction of construction personnel and Edmonton police. We appreciate your patience as we build the Valley Line LRT.

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

EDMONTON – May 31, 2017 – This is a very active construction year for the Valley Line LRT. Work is progressing on roadway improvements needed to accommodate the train tracks all along the alignment, construction of the tunnels near Jasper Avenue and 95 Street, and on the construction of Tawatinâ Bridge (pronounced da-WAH-tin-now) in the river valley.

As with every construction site, the public is cautioned to use care near worksites. For the safety of workers and the public, access to construction sites by unauthorized personnel is strictly prohibited. Please obey all signs and directions of construction crew members.

Here are some highlights:

  • Millwoods (66 Street)
    • Noise walls are being installed along 66 Street. The walls east of the road will take approximately 6-8 weeks to complete. And the west side noise walls will complete in October 2017.
    • 66 Street construction for third party utility, paving and track work which will continue until 2020. Lane shifts and evening work expected.
    • Third-party pipeline work on west side of 66 Street at 29 Avenue, 31 Avenue and 41 Avenue will be ongoing throughout the year.
  • Gerry Wright Operations and Maintenance Facility (75 Street and 51 Avenue)
    • Construction of the building is underway. The foundation is currently being constructed. The building structure and roofing are also expected to be constructed this year.
  • Whitemud Drive to Argyll Road
    • On 75 Street, waterlines, install elevated guideway foundations, and complete LRT road construction. Work will continue until the end of the year.
    • Caisson installation for the Whitemud bridge is underway.
  • Argyll Road to Muttart Conservatory
    • 83 Street will have permanent single lane closures between Argyll Road and Whyte Avenue, with work anticipated for late-June 2017 for
      • third party utility work
      • new drainage
      • new sidewalks
      • re-paving of roads
    • Major roadwork in the area will continue throughout summer and over the next two years
    • Bonnie Doon traffic circle will be transformed into a 4-way intersection
    • A new retaining wall is being built for the stabilization of the Connors Road Hill
    • The short connector road between Connors Hill and Muttart Stop will be permanently closed.
  • North Saskatchewan River Valley (NSRV) and Tunnel

Louise McKinney Park

  • Trail closure and alternate route signs are in place, and new signs have been installed to indicate where trails come to a dead end.
  • The coffer cells are in place at the north end of Tawatinâ Bridge alignment and work is underway to construct the piers that will support the Bridge.
  • An access road will be constructed in 2018 to allow emergency and maintenance vehicles to access the Bridge and Tunnel when the line is operational. Some preparatory work is being done this year to install water lines and fire hydrants.
  • Work has begun on caissons on Grierson Hill to prepare for the breakthrough of the tunnels next year. This will take about six – eight weeks.

Henrietta Muir Edwards Park

  • Construction continues on the piers that will support the elevated guideway that links Tawatinâ Bridge and Muttart Stop. The guideway will go over 98 Avenue. After the piers are built, sections of the guideway will be lifted into place.

Tunnel Portal on 102 Avenue/Jasper Avenue

  • Work continues on both the outbound and inbound tunnels. Mass excavation in both tunnels should be completed the second quarter of 2018.
  • Downtown

Summer festivals that use Sir Winston Churchill Square as their venue will continue to do so this year. Construction on 102 Avenue near, and on, the Square will begin in August.

Noise, Vibration and Overnight Work

Overnight work may be required this year in sections along the alignment. Before that occurs, TransEd must be granted a permit exempting it from City of Edmonton Bylaw C14600. Residents in the affected areas will be notified before overnight work begins.

While noise and vibration are unavoidable in any construction project, TransEd is committed to minimizing noise and vibration impacts along the corridor during construction and operations. Please read the Noise and Vibration Fact Sheet, located on www.transedlrt.ca/resources for more information.

More information and site maps are available at www.transedlrt.ca or call the TransEd Information Booth at 780-224-0964.

EDMONTON, AB – April 21, 2017 – Starting on or around May 1st, the trail access north of 41A Avenue between Millbourne Road and 66 Street will be closed for public use until mid-July for the removal of trees and third-party utility work related to underground pipelines. These closures will affect both cyclists and pedestrians to help ensure the safety of workers during Valley Line LRT construction.

Motorists travelling along 66 Street may have to shift lanes to accommodate this work, but all four lanes will remain open.

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/.

The following work will be done in your area:

  • Removal of trees to access the pipeline
  • Third party utility work
    • Two holes will be dug out for pipeline access and will be fenced off
    • There will be welding in the area, and there will be welding screens to shield homes. Please obey all posted signs and keep away from construction/welding sites.

Alternate routes:

  • To avoid potential delays, motorists can take 76 Street or 91 Street as alternate routes.

Future work:

  • We will provide notice beforehand of any flaring in the area to remove excess gas.

There will be noise associated with 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.

Vehicle, bicycle, and pedestrian traffic disruptions will vary by location. During this time please watch for, and observe, all traffic detours and direction of construction personnel.

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

UPDATED – July 14, 2016

The Cloverdale Footbridge and connecting trails are now closed for Valley Line LRT construction. Pedestrians and cyclists are advised to use alternate routes as suggested on site signs or in the map here.


On or around the week of July 11, 2016, in support of the construction of the new Tawatinâ Bridge, full trail closures will be in place in the areas of Louise McKinney Riverfront Park and Henrietta Muir Edwards Park, including the Cloverdale Footbridge trail.

Construction is underway on the 13.1-kilometre southeast leg of the Valley Line LRT. As a part of these works, specific trails within the North Saskatchewan River Valley must be closed.

On or around the week of July 11, 2016, in support of the construction of the new Tawatinâ Bridge, full trail closures will be in place in the areas of Louise McKinney Riverfront Park and Henrietta Muir Edwards Park.

To accommodate this work, trail closures will take place in the following areas:

  • The Cloverdale Footbridge trail connecting Louise McKinney Riverfront Park to Henrietta Muir Edwards Park.
  • South trail of Louise McKinney Riverfront Park, running past the River Valley Adventure Co.; parallel to the North Saskatchewan River, to the north entrance/exit of the Cloverdale Footbridge, and up the path leading to the Chinese Garden.
  • Several staircases in Louise McKinney Riverfront Park will be closed.
  • Lower trail of Louise McKinney Riverfront Park running east to Cameron Avenue.
  • West trail of Henrietta Muir Edwards Park running to and from Rafters Landing.
  • Trail in and east of Henrietta Muir Edwards Park.
  • South trail of Henrietta Muir Edwards Park running to and from the Muttart Conservatory, including pedestrian overpass on 98 Avenue.

Alternate Routes:

North Side of River:

To travel east:

Stay on Grierson Hill and go south on Cameron Avenue to reconnect to trails.

 To travel west:

Stay on Grierson Hill to connect to trails. Cyclists must dismount on sidewalks.

South Side of River:

To travel east-west:

Stay on trails adjacent to 98 Avenue.

The work will take place between 7 a.m. and 7 p.m. To ensure pedestrian and cyclist safety, these River Valley trails will remain closed until summer 2019.

For your safety, please stay away from the closed areas during construction.

 

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FINAL -Trail Closure Notice – July 2016


Before construction on the 13.1-kilometre southeast leg of the Valley Line LRT can begin this spring, TransEd Partners must conduct preparatory work that will affect trails around Louise McKinney Park and Henrietta Muir Edwards Park.


On or around April 18th, 2016, in support of the construction of the new Tawatina Bridge, construction of an access road, site preparation and removal of some facilities in the proximity of the River Valley trails in Louise McKinney Park and Henrietta Muir Edwards Park will take place.

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

• South trail of Louise McKinney Park, running past the River Valley Adventure Co.; parallel to the North Saskatchewan River, to the north entrance/exit of the Cloverdale Foot Bridge, and up the path leading to the Chinese Garden.
• Several staircases in Louise McKinney Park will be closed.
• The south access to the Cloverdale Bridge from 98th Avenue will be maintained at all times.
• As a part of this work a number of trees will be removed from Louise McKinney Park and Henrietta Muir Edwards Park.
• Traffic and pedestrian disruptions may vary, dependent on location.
• There will be noise associated with the work.

The work will take place between 7 a.m. to 7.pm.

To ensure pedestrian and cyclist safety, trails will remain closed until approximately June 6, 2016.

For your safety, please stay away from the closed areas during construction.

Trail closure map
Trail closure map

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Trail Closure -LMcK and HME parks


UPDATE – April 12, 2016

Before construction on the 13.1-kilometre southeast leg of the Valley Line LRT can begin this spring, TransEd must conduct investigative and preparatory work.

Starting on or around April 18, 2016 geotechnical works will take place in the River Valley and the future tunnel portal area.

The work will include testing small-diameter boreholes in order to assess ground conditions along the LRT alignment.

This work will take place between 9:00 a.m. and 3:30 p.m. It is expected to be completed by May 22, 2016. Each site will be restored to its original condition after the work is completed.

Works will take place in the following areas:
Geotechnical testing to take place in Louise McKinney Park, north and northeast of the Cloverdale Pedestrian Bridge. The bridge will not be obstructed. The trails will remain accessible.

Six test locations will be near trails (see map). Flag persons will be on hand if needed.

Areas of geotechnical work

Areas of geotechnical work

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Traffic Disruption Notification- April 11 – Final


ORIGINAL STORY – April 11, 2016

On or around April 18th, 2016, in support of the construction of the new Tawatina Bridge, construction of an access road, site preparation and removal of some facilities in the proximity of the River Valley trails in Louise McKinney Park and Henrietta Muir Edwards Park will take place.

To accommodate this work, the public may be impacted in the following areas:
• South trail of Louise McKinney Park, running past the River Valley Adventure Co.; parallel to the North Saskatchewan River, to the north entrance/exit of the Cloverdale Foot Bridge, and up the path leading to the Chinese Garden.
• Several staircases in Louise McKinney Park will be closed.
• The south access to the Cloverdale Bridge from 98th Avenue will be maintained at all times.
• As a part of this work a number of trees will be removed from Louise McKinney Park and Henrietta Muir Edwards Park.
• Traffic and pedestrian disruptions may vary, dependent on location.
• There will be noise associated with the work.

The work will take place between 7 a.m. and 7 p.m. To ensure pedestrian and cyclist safety, trails will remain closed until approximately June 6, 2016. Further closures will be forthcoming and will be shared as the project continues.

For your safety, please stay away from the closed areas during construction.

Trail-Closure-Map---April-8

Temporary trail closures and detours

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Trail Closure -LMcK and HME parks

UPDATE: February 13, 2017 – DATE CHANGE – This work will now begin on or around February 15, 2017, and will be completed by March 31, 2017.


Valley Line LRT Construction Update – North Saskatchewan River Valley

EDMONTON, AB – December 30, 2016 – On or about January 9, 2017, crews will begin the construction of permanent pilings in the area of 98 Avenue and 96A Street (Henrietta Muir Edwards Park). Activity will include the drilling of holes and filling them with concrete. These pilings are being constructed for the elevated guideway (overpass) crossing 98 Avenue for the Valley Line LRT.

Construction of the pilings is expected to be completed by January 20, 2017. This work is scheduled to take place primarily between the hours of 7:00 a.m. and 9:00 p.m. However, ground conditions could result in work extending past 9:00 p.m. A noise permit for extended hours of work has been obtained from the City of Edmonton.

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

  • There will be no impact to motorists or pedestrians.
  • Nearby residents may hear periods of noise associated with his work. Every effort will be made to limit noise to the hours of 7:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. However, TransEd has a permit in place for overnight work.
  • TransEd is required to complete construction activities within the requirements of the City of Edmonton Noise Bylaw*.

*City of Edmonton Bylaw C14600, https://www.edmonton.ca/documents/Bylaws/C14600.pdf


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

Please refer to the map below for more information.

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