Edmonton

Groat Road Bridges and Road Renewal construction begins Monday, travel delays expected

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Groat Road Bridges and Road Renewal construction begins Monday, travel delays expected

 

The City begins construction on the Groat Road Bridges and Road Renewal project Monday, April 23 at 9 a.m.

Following the morning rush hour on Monday, traffic on Groat Road from 87 Avenue to Victoria Park Road will be reduced to one lane in each direction to accommodate bridge rehabilitations on Groat Bridge, Emily Murphy Park Road Bridge and Groat Road over Victoria Park Road Bridge.

Commuters should expect travel delays and are advised to use alternate routes across the river for the duration of construction through 2020. Pedestrian access will be maintained, though the sidewalk on the river bridge will be narrower than usual, and cyclists will be asked to dismount when crossing the bridge.

Construction will be phased and traffic flow altered throughout the project. The posted speed in the construction zone will be reduced to 50 km/hr. Commuters are advised to pay close attention to traffic warnings and signs along the roadway as they will change periodically. Motorists are asked to be aware and respectful towards other drivers, pedestrians, cyclists and construction workers, and follow all traffic control signage.

Traffic and construction updates will be available on edmonton.ca/GroatRoadBridges.

The City thanks commuters for their patience while these improvements take shape, and urges driving with caution through construction areas.

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