Updated details on construction activities occurring in 2016

As with every construction site, the public is cautioned to use care near work sites. 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.

North Saskatchewan River Valley (NSRV)

Louise McKinney Park and Henrietta Muir Edwards Park

  • Construction site fences are going up. Trail closure and alternate route signs have been installed. Informational signs about the project will be installed soon.
  • TransEd is committed to leaving the trails and Cloverdale Footbridge open as long as possible. These will be the last to close.
  • Full closure, including the bridge and trails, will occur on or about the week of July 11.

Construction activity in 2016

  • Access roads will be constructed to allow equipment to move from existing roadways to the base of the Cloverdale Footbridge on both the north and south sides of the River.
  • Berms will be constructed in the North Saskatchewan River.
  • Cranes will be installed on the berms to remove the Cloverdale Footbridge and begin construction on the new Tawatinâ Bridge.
  • The existing bridge superstructure will be removed.
  • Bridge supports will be removed.

Tunnel Portal

  • Excavation work will begin on the south end of the Valley Line LRT Tunnel on the north slope of the North Saskatchewan River.

Jasper Avenue from 95 Street to 96 Street & 102Avenue from 95 Street to 96 Street

  • TransEd will be adding a new storm and sanitary sewers.
  • From July 25-October 31, lane closures will take place on both Jasper Avenue and 102 Avenue.
  • Further traffic impacts will be announced as they are known.

66 Street, from Whitemud Drive to 28 Avenue

  • In preparation for next year’s construction, streetscaping, medians and trees in these areas will be removed to make way for detour roadways.
  • This will allow maximum flexibility in providing driving lanes during construction next year, easing the impact on motorists.
  • Trees are being removed in alignment with the City of Edmonton’s tree management policy. Each tree has been assessed and recorded.
  • Construction of noise attenuation walls will begin on the east side of 66 Street in localised areas.  Exact locations will be announced to homeowners as they become known.

95 Avenue, 85 Street, 83 Street, 75 Street along the LRT alignment  (Bonnie Doon, Cloverdale, Strathearn neighborhoods)

  • In preparation for next year’s construction, trees in these areas will be removed.
  • Trees are being removed in alignment with the City of Edmonton’s tree management policy. Each tree has been assessed and recorded.

Davies Station

  • Construction of caisson piers will begin in 2016. The piers will support the elevated guideway and station at this location.

Wagner Park

  • Access road construction through the park will begin. Use of the park will be impacted, so the public is asked to obey all signs and directions of construction crews. Signs will be posted.

Elevated Guideway over 98 Avenue at Henrietta Muir Edwards Park and Muttart Conservatory park

  • Drilling for caisson piers will begin in 2016.

Gerry Wright Operations and Maintenance Facility (75 Street and Whitemud Dr)

  • Site preparation is underway.

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