August 6, 2016
Construction on the Valley Line Southeast LRT has reached another major milestone. On Thursday, August 8, the Bonnie Doon Traffic Circle will be converted permanently into a 4-way intersection to accommodate the future low-floor line.
This change is to allow the Valley Line to eventually run along the east side of 85/83 Street, crossing 90 Avenue at street level.
The new intersection will undergo a series of lane restrictions as it is built out, so motorists are cautioned to pay extra attention to signage in the area as well as any flag people on site.
Motorists should also note that during this stage of the buildout:
- they will no longer be able to turn right from 83 Street onto 90 Avenue due to the new intersection configuration and future LRT vehicle movements. Motorists can instead turn at either Whyte (82) Avenue or 98 Avenue.
- if travelling northbound on 85 Street, south of the intersection, they cannot turn onto Connors Road. They can instead turn on to 90 Avenue eastbound or can turn right onto 83 Street southbound.
TransEd, the contractor responsible for building and operating the future Valley Line, has created a short animation detailing turn movements for the new intersection. The animation can be found at
Route 4 (short-turn trips), as well as routes 80, 83, 307 and 322, will be permanently adjusted due to the reconfiguration of the intersection. Routes 80 and 83 will no longer stop at northbound bus stops on 83 Street between 82 Avenue and 90 Avenue (bus stops #2329, 2551 or 2073). A new temporary stop for Route 80 will be available northbound on 85 Street on the west side of Bonnie Doon Mall. ETS customers can view more information for each route’s detour at
Festival-goers heading to the Edmonton Folk Music Festival from the south side are asked to plan ahead and leave extra travel time. For information on getting to the festival site, visit