Next phase of Groat Road Bridges and Road Renewal construction begins Sunday, traffic pattern changes
May 4, 2018

Starting Sunday, May 6, at 7 a.m., the first major traffic shift takes effect to accommodate preparation work for the next phase of construction on the Groat Road Bridges and Road Renewal project. People can expect: 

Traffic shift on Groat Road over North Saskatchewan River Bridge
Vehicle traffic on the Groat Road Bridge will shift to the west half of the bridge. Both northbound and southbound traffic will run on the west half of the bridge. Northbound traffic will be diverted across the median at the north and south ends of the bridge. Please note that lane width on the bridge will be 3.2 metres, slightly narrower than usual.

Pedestrian and cyclist traffic
Pedestrian and cyclist traffic on Groat Road over North Saskatchewan Bridge will be temporarily moved to the closed northbound traffic lane to allow for completion of the detour preparation work.

Single lane closures on Victoria Park Road Overpass
Traffic on the Victoria Park Overpass will be down to a single lane in each direction to accommodate bridge deck rehabilitation work.

New traffic signal light at intersection of Groat Road Northbound and River Valley Road West
A new traffic signal light will control the flow of traffic on River Valley westbound and Groat Road northbound. Motorists should expect additional delays during peak hours.

With public safety foremost in mind, the project team will continually review signal timing, turning and merging movements next to construction zones. Modifications to signal operations and merging ramps will be made as required throughout the duration of construction.

The City will use electronic signs and roadside construction information signs to inform commuters about traffic pattern changes during the various phases of construction, in addition to communicating with the public through the project website, traffic updates and other channels as required. All road users are advised to exercise caution and follow traffic control devices to safely navigate through the construction zone. 

The City of Edmonton thanks commuters for their patience.
For more information:

Media contact:  
Communications Advisor
Integrated Infrastructure Services