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.

September 07, 2021 – Starting on or about September 14, 2021, crews will be performing paving activities on the Kâhasinîskâk Pedestrian Bridge, over Connors Road. To accommodate this work, the pedestrian trail over Connors Road will be closed for two days. This work will occur during the daytime and nighttime. Crews will be removing the existing asphalt and gravel on the first day and perform paving on the following day.

There will be noise associated with this work such as noise from excavator and gravel compaction. 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:
• The pedestrian trail over Connors Road will be closed for two days. This work will occur during the daytime and nighttime.
• There will be day and night noise associated with this 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 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.

September 7, 2021 – Starting on or about Friday, September 10th, 2021, TransEd will be expanding train testing and energization of the overhead wires on 83 Street from Argyll Road to the new Muttart Stop on 98 Avenue. Energization of this segment will mean that train testing will be occurring intermittently in this area.  Trains will be escorted by crews at all times during this testing phase.

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:

  • Be aware of your surroundings at all times.
  • Coming into contact with live overhead wires can lead to serious injury or death. 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

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 on-site 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.

September 06, 2021 – Starting on or about September 10, 2021, crews will be performing finishing works at the Strathearn Stop platform including patching and grinding of the platforms. This work will take place overnight, from 9:00 pm to 6:00 am, for a total of four nights.

For the first 2 nights (September 10 and 11), the eastbound lane of 95 Avenue between 87 and 89 Streets will be closed. For the next 2 nights (September 12 and 13), the westbound lane of 95 Avenue between 87 and 89 Streets will be closed.

To accommodate this work, the public will be impacted in the following areas:
• For the first two nights of this work, westbound traffic will be detoured at 87 Street to access alternate westbound routes. For the last two nights of this work, eastbound traffic will be detoured at 89 Street to access alternate eastbound routes.
• 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 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.

Phase 1

Phase 2

August 23, 2021 – Starting on or about August 27, 2021, crews will be performing finishing works at the Strathearn Stop platform including patching and grinding of the platforms. To accommodate this work, the west bound lane on 95 Avenue will be closed for two nights and will occur overnight, 9:00 p.m. to 6:00 a.m.

Subsequently, crews will continue the finishing works and close the eastbound lane on 95 Avenue for two nights.

To accommodate this work, the public will be impacted in the following areas:
• The west bound lane on 95 Avenue will be closed for two nights from 9:00 p.m. to 6:00 a.m. Subsequently, the eastbound lane on 95 Avenue will be closed for two nights.
• West bound/Eastbound 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 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.

August 18, 2021 – Starting on or about August 23, 2021, crews will be performing road paving activities on Connors Road. To accommodate this work, one lane on Connors Road will be closed intermittently during the morning hours, from 6:30 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. Motorist traffic will be maintained with 3 lanes. This work is expected to last 4 weeks and will occur during the daytime.

There will be noise associated with this work; specifically, the sound of heavy equipment (engine noises), backup alarms when necessary, and pavement grinding.

To accommodate this work, the public will be impacted in the following areas:
• One lane on Connors Road will be closed intermittently during the morning hours, from 6:30 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. Motorist traffic will be maintained with 3 lanes. This work is expected to last 4 weeks and will occur during the daytime.
• There will be daytime 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 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.

August 05, 2021 – Starting on or about August 12, 2021, crews will be performing enhanced concrete crosswalk construction activities on 90 Street, north of 95 Avenue. To accommodate this work, motorist access to 95 Avenue from 90 Street in this area will be temporarily closed for 2 weeks. Work will occur primarily during the daytime with occasional night work.

During the first phase, crews will be removing the existing roadway at the crosswalk. In the second phase, crews will perform concrete placement activities to install the new enhanced concrete crosswalk. There will be noise associated with this work as crews will have to saw cut and break through the existing roadway. When overnight work is required, whenever possible, the noisiest work will be done early in the evening.

To accommodate this work, the public will be impacted in the following areas:
• Motorist access to 95 Avenue from 90 Street in this area will be temporarily closed for 2 weeks. Work will occur primarily during the daytime with occasional night work
• There will be day and overnight noise associated with this work.
• The crosswalk across 90 Street will be closed during this construction period. Pedestrians will be detoured to a 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.

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: https://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 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.

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 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.

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 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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