Rail Grinder Work on the Valley Line Southeast LRT

Update – This work is scheduled to start on Thursday, October 7

September 27, 2021 – Starting on or about Friday, October 1, crews will be performing rail maintenance work along the 13 km alignment. The work will entail the operation of a rail grinder to grind and polish the track, improving the track performance for the trains. Work will start at the Mill Woods Stop and gradually advance to the 102 Street Stop Downtown. This work will take place during the evening and early-morning hours from approximately 6:30 p.m. to 4:30 a.m. for a period of approximately 2 weeks. Train testing will continue during the daytime hours.

There will be noise associated with this work such as grinding from the rail grinder, along with smells associated with burning metal. TransEd is committed to doing everything possible to mitigate noise and vibrations during work in this area. The noisiest works will be completed earlier in the evening, where possible.

To accommodate this work, the public will be impacted in the following areas:
• There will be overnight noise, sparks, and smells associated with this work.
• 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. TransEd will obtain necessary noise and overnight roadwork permits to minimize major daytime traffic disruptions. *City of Edmonton Bylaw C14600.
Please refer to the maps below for additional details. Thank you for your understanding and patience as the project progresses. For the most current information in your area, please visit: https://transedlrt.ca/advisories/, or contact us via email at info@transedlrt.ca or by phone 780-224-0964.

September 24, 2021 – Starting on or about Tuesday, September 28th, 2021, TransEd will be expanding energization of the overhead wires from the Muttart Stop on 98 Avenue to the 102 Street Stop in the Downtown area. Once this is complete, the entire 13 km route, from Mill Woods to Downtown, will feature permanently energized overhead wires and ongoing train testing. Pedestrian and vehicle crossings during the initial train testing will be supported by qualified flag personnel.

FOR YOUR SAFETY:

• Be aware of your surroundings at all times.
• Stay clear of the overhead wires at all times. Coming into contact with live overhead wires can lead to serious injury or death. Keep all high reaching devices such as kites, ladders, drones, and remote-controlled planes away from the energized overhead wires.
• Stay off the tracks at all times. The only exception is when crossing the rail at a designated pedestrian walkway while following all traffic signals and signs.
• Always follow the direction of construction personnel and flaggers.
• Always follow traffic and pedestrian signs and signals.

To accommodate this work, the public will be impacted in the following areas:
• There will be occasional noise associated with this work, including train bell dings to alert the public of the moving train.
• There will be occasional flashing lights emitting from the trains.
• There will be minimal traffic disruption with occasional train crossings at the roadways and intersections that cross the LRT tracks.
• Flaggers will be onsite where required to ensure traffic flow and the safety of pedestrians.
• Pedestrian access will be maintained.

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

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

August 25, 2021 – Starting on or about September 01, 2021, crews will be performing drainage and sidewalk repair activities on Cameron Avenue, west of 94 Street. To accommodate this work, motorist access on the eastbound lane of Cameron Avenue (west of 94 Avenue) will be closed for 3 days, traffic will be maintained with one westbound lane. Work will occur primarily during the daytime with occasional nightwork.

The pedestrian crosswalks on Cameron Avenue (West of 94 Avenue) will be closed for 2 weeks for construction. Pedestrians will be directed to use the temporary crosswalk.

There will be noise associated with this work such saw cutting and noise from a small hydrovac truck. TransEd is committed to doing everything possible to mitigate noise and vibrations during work in this area.

To accommodate this work, the public will be impacted in the following areas:
• Motorist access on the eastbound lane of Cameron Avenue (west of 94 Avenue) will be closed for 3 days, traffic will be maintained with one westbound lane.
• There will be day and overnight noise associated with this work.
• The pedestrian crosswalks on Cameron Avenue (West of 94 Avenue) will be closed for 2 weeks for construction. Pedestrians will be directed to use the temporary crosswalk.

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 https://transedlrt.ca/updates/.

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

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 https://transedlrt.ca/updates/.

Please refer to the attached map for more details. For more information, visit our website https://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
Register here

83 Street
Monday, April 12
5-6:30 pm
Register here

Strathearn and Holyrood
Tuesday, April 13
5-6:30 pm
Register here

Riverdale and Cloverdale
Wednesday, April 14
5-6:30 pm
Register here

Downtown
Monday, April 19
5-6:30 pm
Register here

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 https://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 https://transedlrt.ca/updates/.

Please refer to the attached map for more details. For more information, visit our website https://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 https://transedlrt.ca/updates.

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

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