Minor Lane Closure, 75 Street

May 18, 2022 – Beginning on or about May 24, 2022, crews will be working day and night on sidewalks and curb and gutters along 75 Street. This work is expected to last approximately five weeks.

To accommodate this work, one of the three northbound lanes, or one of the three southbound lanes will be closed in short segments between Whitemud Drive and Wagner Road. The lane closure locations each day will vary and change throughout the five weeks of this work.

This is warranty work and includes removal of seasonally damaged and cracked sections of concrete sidewalk and curb and gutters in isolated segments of 1 meter to 10 meters in length. There will be noise associated with this work from construction vehicles, equipment saw cutting and removing the concrete, and crews forming and pouring new concrete.

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

  • Either one of the three southbound or one of the three northbound lanes of 75 Street will be closed.
  1. The lane will be closed in segments to accommodate work areas about 1 to 2 blocks long.
  2. The work will occur in segments between Whitemud Drive and Wagner Road and will change location as work progresses.
  • This daily closure will be in place until approximately June 25.
  • There will be noise associated with this work.
  • 24hr business access will be maintained
  • 24hr pedestrian access will be maintained on either the east or west side of 83 Street.
  1. Please follow marked pedestrian detours.

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.

April 22, 2022 – Beginning on or about April 29, 2022 crews will be working overnight on the LRT tracks crossing the westbound Whitemud Drive off-ramp at 66 Street/75 Street. Motorists can access 66 Street/75 Street using 50th Street or 91st Street off-ramps. This work is expected to last until May 4.

Beginning on or about May 3, 2022 crews will be working overnight on the LRT tracks crossing the eastbound Whitemud Drive on-ramp at 66 Street/75 Street. Motorists can access Whitemud Drive using 38 Avenue or Roper Road to connect to 50th Street or 91st Street connection to Whitemud Drive. This work is expected to last until May 9.

There will be minimal noise associated with this work from construction vehicles and portable generators.  In order to not interrupt traffic during the day, crews will perform this work during night hours.

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

  • Whitemud Drive westbound off-ramp at 66Street/75Street will be closed overnight beginning April 29, 2022 from approximately 9:00pm through 6:00am. This overnight closure will be in place for about 6 nights.
  • Whitemud Drive eastbound on-ramp at 66Street/75Street will be closed overnight beginning May 3, 2022 from approximately 9:00pm through 6:00am. This overnight closure will be in place for about 6 nights.
  • 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 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.

(Updated) May 18, 2022 – Crews have begun working at night on sidewalks and curb and gutters in addition to the ongoing drainage manhole and catch basin work. This work is expected to last until the end of July 2022.

To accommodate this work, each night, one of the two northbound lanes or one of the two southbound lanes will continue to be closed. The single lane closure locations will vary from night to night. Each lane closure will extend for approximately 1 block.

This is warranty work and includes removal of seasonally damaged and cracked sections of concrete sidewalk and curb and gutters in isolated segments of 1 meter to 10 meters in length. There will be noise associated with this work from construction vehicles, equipment saw cutting and removing the concrete, and crews forming and pouring new concrete.

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

  • One lane of either the southbound or northbound lanes of 28 Avenue, 66 Street or 75 Street between Hewes Road and McIntyre Road will be closed overnight from approximately 9:00pm through about 6:00am. This nightly closure will be in place (overnight only) until the end of July.
  • 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 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.

March 7, 2022 – On or about March 10, 2022, crews will perform an underground vault inspection on the westbound off-ramp from Whitemud Drive onto 75/66 Street. To accommodate this work, the right lane of the off-ramp will be closed on Thursday, March 10th from 9 a.m. to approximately 3 p.m.

The equipment used to perform the inspection will block the right lane of the westbound off-ramp, requiring the lane to be closed throughout the duration of the test. Workers may not be present during some stages of the testing. There will be minimal noise associated with this work, such as engine noise.

To accommodate this work, the public will be impacted in the following area/s:
• One lane of the off-ramp from Whitemud Drive onto 75/66 Street (the right lane) will be closed on March 10, from approximately 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
• 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.

December 3, 2021 – Starting on or about December 6, 2021, crews will perform testing and commissioning activities along the 13-kilometer Valley Line Southeast LRT. These activities include surveying and fine-tuning the track using specialized on-track mobile equipment. This work will occur intermittently for four to six weeks during the daytime, from 6:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.

Road users can expect to see an on-rail specialized diesel locomotive performing minor grinding and buffing at localized areas to fine-tune the tracks. The equipment will cross the tracks at intersections periodically. Flag-persons will be on-site to assist with traffic.

There will be minimal noise associated with this work, including sounds of the slow-rolling diesel engine and grinding equipment.

There will be no pedestrian impacts.

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

We ask for your understanding and patience as testing progresses.

For the most current, up-to-date information in your area, please visit https://transedlrt.ca/updates/.

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.

Please keep an eye out on our website and social media to register/join the next project update for your community.

September 18, 2020 – Starting on or about Tuesday, September 22 Light Rail Vehicle (LRV) train system testing will be in progress on the LRT tracks along 66 Street, between 34 Avenue and 51 Avenue, from 6:00 am to 3:00 pm. The train will be pushed and pulled by the Mobile Rescue Vehicle from the Gerry Wright Operations and Maintenance Facility (at 75 Street and 51 Avenue) and will return to the facility after testing. The train will not be powered. This system testing is expected to last for four days.

Crews will be performing clearance verification testing to authenticate the distance between the platform and train. The train systems testing process is to ensure that all elements are performing to required safety standards before opening to the public.

There will be occasional noise associated with this work, the bell dings from the Mobile Rescue vehicle to alert the public of the moving train.

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.

FOR YOUR SAFETY, WE ASK YOU TO:
Stay alert while on the road. Although the train testing might be a distraction please be mindful of your surroundings and other road users.
Use the designated pedestrian walkways, please stay off tracks. Only cross at marked intersections or when permitted by a flag person.

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

Happy Earth Day! Earth Day is a day the world takes to celebrate the planet, and the measures they are taking to keep it safe. Below is how TransEd is protecting the environment while building the 13-kilometer alignment connecting Downtown Edmonton to Mill Woods:

Waste Management
In 2019, TransEd recycled 99% of waste from the project, including asphalt and concrete.

Reforestation
TransEd is planting 10,852 trees 85,767 shrubs, and grasses covering approximately 22,070 m2 along the alignment.

We will also be restoring native forests. Native seeds were collected from Edmonton’s River Valley and planted in greenhouses, those trees and plants will be replanted within the project area in the river valley. This reforestation will enhance the ecological integrity and biodiversity of Edmonton’s urban forest and reduce Edmonton’s carbon footprint.

Tree Protection
TransEd developed a tree protection plan to minimize the project’s impact on trees. Any work completed near trees is closely monitored by a professional arborist.

River Bioengineering
In 2020, TransEd will undertake a bioengineering project along the south bank of the North Saskatchewan River in the vicinity of the Tawatinâ Bridge. Plant stakes will be planted along the edge of the river to prevent erosion of the riverbank. With the establishment of vegetation on the riverbank and reduced erosion, the water quality in the North Saskatchewan River will improve and shade from the vegetation will provide habitat for fish.

Check out some of the 2019 construction highlights on the Valley Line Southeast project, thank you to our great team for making them happen!

November 6, 2019 – This week, overhead wires on the Valley Line LRT alignment will be electrified.  Crews will be carrying out electrification testing to measure electricity distribution and ensure its efficiency along the tracks. It’s important to stay away from all overhead wires.

Coming into contact with overhead wires can cause serious injury and/or death.

FOR YOUR SAFETY:

The overhead wires are live. Do not fly kites, drones, or remote-controlled planes near the wires. 

Stay off the tracks at all times unless your crossing is permitted by construction personnel, flaggers or pedestrian walk signs. 

Do not jaywalk, and obey all traffic laws.

Please share safety guidelines with your friends and family.

TransEd is committed to following all City of Edmonton bylaws and regulations and will obtain an overnight work permit, where necessary. *City of Edmonton Bylaw C14600.

We ask for your understanding and patience as testing progresses. For the most current, up-to-date information in your area, please visit https://transedlrt.ca/advisories/.

SECOND UPDATE Work on Whitemud Drive has been scheduled for a later date. Motorists will have full access to Whitemud Drive this weekend.

FIRST UPDATE: Due to unforeseen circumstances we will not be going forward with the placement of the girders this weekend. We will post an update when the closure will take place. Please note that there may still be intermittent lane closures during off-peak hours.

 EDMONTON, AB – April 19, 2018– Starting on or around Friday April 20, 2018, Whitemud Drive will be closed from 170m west of the 66/75 Street overpass to 230m east of the overpass. Traffic will be directed onto Whitemud off-ramps and across the overpass to continue traveling on Whitemud Drive. This closure will only happen during night hours (between 9:00 p.m. and 6:00 a.m.) and will be finished by 6:00 a.m. April 23, 2018.

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

  • During night hours only, Whitemud Drive will be closed near 66/75 Street on the weekends.
  • During the day, a portion of the jersey barriers will be replaced with posts to provide access for crews to move girders.

There will be noise associated with the work. 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).

Vehicle, bicycle, and pedestrian traffic disruptions will vary by location. During this time please watch for, and observe, all traffic detours and direction of construction personnel. We appreciate your patience as we build the Valley Line LRT.

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

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