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.

July 20, 2021 – Starting on or about July 26, 2021, crews will be performing paving activities on 66 Street, from 34 Avenue to 38 Avenue. To accommodate this work, one southbound lane on 66 Street and one southbound dedicated left-turn lane on 66 Street will be closed for five nights. This work will occur overnight, from 9:00 p.m. to 6:00 a.m.

Traffic will be maintained with one shared southbound through lane and left-turn lane and two northbound through lanes on 66 Street.

There will be noise associated with this work; specifically, the sound of heavy equipment (engine noises), back up alarms when necessary, and pavement grinding. In order to not interrupt traffic during the day, crews will have to perform this work during night hours. As much as possible, the noisiest work will be completed earlier in the night.

To accommodate this work, the public will be impacted in the following areas:
• One southbound lane on 66 Street and one southbound dedicated left-turn lane on 66 Street will be closed for five nights. This work will occur overnight, from 9:00 p.m. to 6:00 a.m.
• There will be noise associated with this work.
• Pedestrian access will be maintained. At least three of four crosswalks will always be maintained at the intersection.

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 16, 2021 – Starting on or about July 23, 2021, crews will be performing paving activities on 66 Street, from 28 Avenue to 34 Avenue. To accommodate this work, one southbound lane on 66 Street, one southbound dedicated left-turn lane on 66 Street, and one northbound dedicated left-turn lane on 66 Street will be closed intermittently for one week. This work will occur during the nighttime, from 9:00 p.m. to 6:00 a.m.

Traffic will be maintained with one southbound through lane and one northbound through lane on 66 Street.

There will be noise associated with this work; specifically, the sound of heavy equipment (engine noises), back up alarms when necessary, and pavement grinding. In order to not interrupt traffic during the day, crews will have to perform this work during night hours. As much as possible, the noisiest work will be completed earlier in the night.

To accommodate this work, the public will be impacted in the following areas:
• One southbound lane on 66 Street, one southbound dedicated left-turn lane on 66 Street, and one northbound dedicated left-turn lane on 66 Street will be closed overnight for one week. This work will occur during the nighttime, from 9:00 p.m. to 6:00 a.m.
• 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.

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 15, 2021 – Starting on or about July 21, 2021, crews will be performing paving activities at the intersection of 28 Avenue and Hewes Way. To accommodate this work, a lane in each direction on 28 Avenue will be closed, with one lane in each direction remaining open. The duration of this work is one night, from 9:00 pm to 6:00 am.

There will be noise associated with this work; specifically, the sound of heavy equipment (engine noises), back up alarms when necessary, and pavement grinding. In order to not interrupt traffic during the day, crews will have to perform this work during night hours. As much as possible, the noisiest work will be completed earlier in the night.

To accommodate this work, the public will be impacted in the following areas:
• A lane in each direction on 28 Avenue will be closed, with one lane in each direction remaining open. This work will last for one night, from 9:00 p.m. to 6:00 a.m.
• There will be noise associated with this work.
• Pedestrian access will be maintained. At least three of four crosswalks will always be maintained at the intersection.

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 applying the weed spray Trillion (a broad leaf herbicide used to treat noxious weeds) on 66 Street, from just south of Whitemud Drive to just north of 38 Avenue. 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.

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.

July 12, 2021 – Starting on or about July 19, 2021, crews will be applying the weed spray Trillion (a broad leaf herbicide used to treat noxious weeds) on 66 Street, from 38 Avenue to 28 Avenue. 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.

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.

EDMONTON, AB – July 9, 2021 – Starting on or about Monday, July 12th, 2021, the overhead wires for the Valley Line Southeast LRT along 66 Street between Whitemud Drive and 41 Avenue, and along 75 Street between Roper Road and Whitemud Drive, will be permanently energized. Energization of this segment means that Light Rail Vehicle (LRV) testing will be occurring, intermittently, in this area.  Testing is already underway to the south (along 66 Street from 28 Avenue to 41 Avenue). 

As construction progresses, the overhead wires are gradually being energized 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 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

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

 

Update – this work will continue until July 24

July 07, 2021 – Starting on or about July 13, 2021, crews will be performing finishing works on the Millbourne Stop including concrete finishes. To accommodate this work, one northbound lane on 66 Street, just north of 38 Avenue will be closed. This work is expected to last one week and will occur overnight (9:00 p.m. to 6:00 a.m.).

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.

To accommodate this work, the public will be impacted in the following areas:
• One northbound lane on 66 Street, just north of 38 Avenue, will be closed. This work is expected to last one week (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 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.

Update – This work will continue until July 24

July 07, 2021 – Starting on or about July 13, 2021, crews will be performing finishing works on the Grey Nuns Stop including concrete finishes. To accommodate this work, one northbound lane on the east side of 66 Street, just north of 31 Avenue, will be closed. This work is expected to last one week and will occur overnight (9:00 p.m. to 6:00 a.m.).

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.

To accommodate this work, the public will be impacted in the following areas:
• One northbound lane on the east side of 66 Street, just north of 31 Avenue, will be closed. This work is expected to last one week (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 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 05, 2021 – Starting on or about July 13, 2021, crews will be constructing the Shared Used Path (SUP) on the west side of 66 Street, from 28 Avenue to 34 Avenue. To accommodate this work, one southbound lane on 66 Street will be closed in minor segments for approximately 4 weeks. This work will occur primarily during the daytime hours (7:00 am to 9:00 p.m.) with occasional nighttime work (9:00 p.m. to 6:00 a.m.)

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:
• One southbound lane on 66 Street will be closed in minor segments for approximately 4 weeks. This work will occur primarily during the daytime hours (7:00 am to 9:00 p.m.) with occasional nighttime work (9:00 p.m. to 6:00 a.m.)
• There will be noise associated with this work.
• Pedestrian access will be maintained. At least three of four crosswalks will always be maintained at all intersections
• 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.

June 11, 2021 – Starting on or about June 18, 2021, crews will be performing finishing works on the Millbourne Stop including concrete finishes and stripping of the forms from the concrete curbs. To accommodate this work, one northbound lane on 66 Street, just north of 38 Avenue will be closed and traffic will be detoured. This work is expected to last one night (9:00 p.m. to 6:00 a.m.).

There will be noise associated with this work such as backup alarms and lights 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 northbound lane on 66 Street, just north of 38 Avenue, will be closed and traffic will be detoured. This work is expected to last one night (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 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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