Energization of Overhead Wires and Train Testing in the Strathearn Area

EDMONTON, AB – July 15, 2021 – Starting on or about Monday, July 19th, 2021, the overhead wires for the Valley Line Southeast LRT along 95th Avenue between 87th Street and along Connors Road will be permanently energized. Energization of this segment will mean that Light Rail Vehicle (LRV) testing will be occurring, intermittently, in this area.  As construction progresses, the overhead wires will be energized on a gradual basis 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:

  • 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, drones, and remote-controlled planes away from the energized overhead wires.
  • Use designated pedestrian walkways and only cross the tracks at designated crossings.
  • Always follow the direction of construction personnel and flaggers.
  • Always follow traffic and pedestrian signs and

In addition, starting on or about Monday, July 19th, LRVs will travel along the LRT tracks from the Gerry Wright Operations and Maintenance Facility at 75 Street and 51 Avenue towards the Strathearn LRT stop on 95th Avenue.  A Mobile Recovery Vehicle (MRV) will be used to push/pull the trains on the tracks. 

Crews will be performing a series of train system tests in the area between the Strathearn stop, along Connors Road, and to the Muttart stop. Testing will include emergency brake and static testing.  Please note that LRVs will be tested under different emergency scenarios to confirm safety requirements, and that testing will not be representative of normal operations.  Testing will occur during the hours of 6:00am – 6:00pm for approximately 14 days, with the trains temporarily staged at the Strathearn LRT Stop.  Trains will be escorted by crews at all times and will be monitored 24 hours a day by security.

Road users may encounter the trains along the tracks and crossing intersections such as Roper Road over 75 Street, Argyll Road along the elevated tracks, across 82 Avenue, past Bonnie Doon Mall, and at the intersection at Connors Hill and 95th Avenue. 

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

  • There will be occasional noise associated with this work, including the movement and braking of the LRVs, and the bell dings from the MRV to alert the public of the moving train.
  • There will be occasional flashing lights emitting from the LRVs.
  • There will be minimal traffic disruption with occasional train crossings at the roadways and intersections that cross the LRT tracks. Flaggers will be on-site where required.
  • Flag persons will be on-site to ensure traffic flow and safety of pedestrians.
  • Pedestrian access will be maintained.

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 www.transedlrt.ca or contact us via email at info@transedlrt.ca or by phone 780-224-0964.

Update: This work will continue until August 2

July 12, 2021 – Starting on or about July 19, 2021, crews will be performing concrete barrier construction works on Connors Hill. To accommodate this work, one eastbound lane on Connors Road will be closed. The closure will occur during the daytime hours only, from 7:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. for 10 days.

There will be noise associated with this work such as concrete pump trucks backing up, as well as concrete pumping and small machinery moving. There will also be one-time noise from saw cutting. 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:
• One eastbound lane on Connors Road will be closed. The closure will occur during the daytime hours only, from 7:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. for 10 days.
• There will be noise associated with this work.
• Pedestrian access will be maintained.
• Flaggers will be on hand to assist traffic.

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

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.

July 12, 2021 – Starting on or about July 19, 2021, crews will be performing curb and gutter works on the Muttart Service Road. Curb and gutter works will include saw-cutting, removal of asphalt, and finishing of concrete curbs. To accommodate this work, one through lane on the Muttart Service Road will be partially closed during the three-week duration of work. Westbound traffic on the Muttart Service Road will be directed to yield to oncoming eastbound traffic. Work will occur during the day and night hours.

There will be noise associated with this work such as beeping alarm noise from the hydrovac truck and saw-cutting. 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:
• One through lane on the Muttart Service Road will be partially closed on during for the three-week duration of work. Westbound traffic on the Muttart Service Road will be directed to yield to oncoming eastbound traffic.
• There will be day and overnight noise associated with this work.
• Pedestrian access will be maintained on the north sidewalk, the south east-west sidewalk will be closed for the duration of work.

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.

July 07, 2021 – Starting on or about July 13, 2021, crews will be performing paving activities on Connors Road. To accommodate this work, one eastbound and one westbound lane on Connors Road will be closed intermittently for one week. Work will occur during the nighttime hours only. Two-way traffic will always be maintained.

There will be noise associated with this work such as beeping alarm noise. 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:
• One eastbound and one westbound lane on Connors Road will be closed intermittently for one week. Work will occur during the nighttime hours only. Two-way traffic will always be maintained.
• There will be day and overnight noise 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 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.

June 30, 2021 – Starting on or about July 7, 2021, crews will be performing sidewalk construction on Connors Road, south of 95 Avenue. To accommodate this work, one northbound lane on Connors Road and one northbound dedicated right-turn lane on Connors Road will be closed for three days. This work will occur during the daytime hours, 7:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m.

There will be noise associated with this work such as beeping alarm noise from the hydrovac truck and saw-cutting. 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:
• One northbound lane on Connors Road and one northbound dedicated right-turn lane on Connors Road will be closed for three days. This work will occur during the daytime hours, 7:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m.
• Flaggers will be on-site to assist traffic.
• There will be noise associated with this work.
• The south east-west pedestrian sidewalk on 95 Avenue (between Connors Road and 92 Street) to be closed during the construction period. Pedestrians will be directed to use the north sidewalk.

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

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.

June 30, 2021 – Starting on or about July 7, 2021, EPCOR will be performing directional drilling on both sides of Connors Hill. This work is part of the vehicle traffic signal installation. To accommodate this work, one westbound lane on Connors Road and one eastbound lane on Connors Road will be closed overnight for one week. This work will occur during the nighttime hours, from 9:00 p.m. to 6:00 a.m.

There will be noise associated with this work, including drilling and backup beepers. In order to not interrupt traffic during the day, crews will have to perform this work during night hours. However, they will endeavour to complete the noisiest work early in the evening.

To accommodate this work, the public will be impacted in the following areas:
• One westbound lane on Connors Road and one eastbound lane on Connors Road will be closed during the nighttime hours (9:00 p.m. to 6:00 a.m.) for one week.
• There will be noise associated with this work.
• Pedestrian access will be maintained.
• Flaggers will be on hand to assist traffic.

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.

June 29, 2021 – Starting on or about July 06, 2021, crews will be performing glazing at the Strathearn Stop platform. To accommodate this work, the westbound lane on 95 Avenue will be closed and traffic will be detoured. This work is expected to last two nights and will occur overnight, 9:00 p.m. to 6:00 a.m.

To accommodate this work, the public will be impacted in the following areas:
• The westbound lane on 95 Avenue will be closed for two nights from 9:00 p.m. to 6:00 a.m.
• Westbound traffic on 95 Avenue, between 87 Street and 89 Street will be detoured to 87 Street.
• 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.

June 29, 2021 – Starting on or about June 30, 2021, crews will be performing concrete barrier construction works on both sides of Connors Hill. To accommodate this work, one westbound lane on Connors Road, from Muttart Service Road to Cloverdale Hill, will be closed. The closure will occur on June 30, July 1, July 5, July 6, July 7, and July 8. This work will occur during the daytime hours only, from 7:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m.

On July 1, the closure will be from 7:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. to accommodate Canada Day celebrations.

There will be noise associated with this work such as concrete pump trucks backing up, as well as concrete pumping and small machinery moving. There will also be one-time noise from saw cutting. 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:
• One westbound lane on Connors Road, from Muttart Service Road to Cloverdale Hill, will be closed. The closure will occur during the daytime from 7:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m.
• There will be noise associated with this work.
• Pedestrian access will be maintained.
• Flaggers will be on hand to assist traffic.

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

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.

June 28, 2021 – Starting on or about July 05, 2021, crews will be performing glazing at the Strathearn Stop. To accommodate this work, the eastbound lane on 95 Avenue will be closed between 89 Street and 87 Street, traffic will be detoured. This work is expected to last two nights and will occur during the nighttime hours (9:00 p.m. to 6:00 a.m.).

To accommodate this work, the public will be impacted in the following areas:
• The eastbound lane on 95 Avenue will be closed for two nights, from 9:00 p.m. to 6:00 a.m.
• Eastbound traffic on 95 Avenue, between 89 Street and 87 Street, will be detoured to 89 Street
• 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.

June 21, 2021 – Starting on or about June 28, 2021, crews will be performing finishing works on the Holyrood Stop including glass glazing. To accommodate this work, one northbound lane on 85 Street, just north of 93 Avenue, will be closed for two nights (9:00 p.m. to 6:00 a.m.).

There will be noise associated with this work such as backup alarms. 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:
• One northbound lane on 85 Street, just north of 93 Avenue, will be closed for two nights (9:00 p.m. to 6:00 a.m.).
• Flaggers will be on-site to assist with keeping traffic flowing safely.
• There will be overnight noise 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 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.

Update – This work starts Friday, June 25 at 9pm to Monday, June 28 at 6am

June 3, 2021 – Starting on or about June 26, 2021 crews will be performing concrete barrier construction works on both sides of Connors Hill. To accommodate this work, two eastbound lanes will be closed on Connors Rd (Muttart Services Rd to Cloverdale hill) for the three-day duration of work. Traffic will be detoured. Work will occur during the day and night hours.

There will be noise associated with this work such as concrete pump trucks backing up, as well as concrete pumping and small machinery moving. TransEd is committed to doing everything possible to mitigate noise and vibrations during work in this area. The noisiest works will occur during the daytime hours.

To accommodate this work, the public will be impacted in the following areas:
• Two eastbound lanes will be closed on Connors Rd (Muttart Services Rd to Cloverdale hill) for the three-day duration of work. Work will occur during the day and night hours
• There will be noise associated with this work.
• Pedestrian access will be maintained.
• Flaggers will be on hand to assist traffic.

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

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.

May 27, 2021 – Starting on or about June 4, 2021, crews will be performing finishing works at the Strathearn Stop platform including concrete finishes. To accommodate this work, one eastbound lane on 95 Avenue and one westbound lane on 95 Avenue will be closed, intermittently. This work will occur during the nighttime, from 9:00 p.m. to 7:00 a.m., for one night only. Two-way traffic will be maintained at all times.

There will be noise associated with this work such as backup alarms from the beacon lights. 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:
• One eastbound lane on 95 Avenue and one westbound lane on 95 Avenue will be closed, intermittently. This work will occur during the nighttime, from 9:00 p.m. to 7:00 a.m., for one night only.
• Flaggers will be on-site to assist with traffic.
• There will be noise 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 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.

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