Groat Road Traffic Changes- Updated May 5, 2018

We’ll be updating this post as information about this project becomes available. Please check back to learn the latest.

We’ll be updating this post as information about this project becomes available. Please check back to learn the latest.

Traffic Pattern Changes starting May 6, 2018

Starting Sunday, May 6, at 7:00 a.m., the first major traffic shift will take effect to accommodate preparation work for the next phase of construction. The following traffic pattern changes will be in effect:

Traffic shift on the Groat Road over North Saskatchewan Bridge:Traffic shift on the Groat Road over North Saskatchewan Bridge:

Vehicular traffic on the Groat Road Bridge will be shifted to the west half of the bridge. This means both northbound and southbound traffic will run on the west half of the bridge. The crossover points will be located at the north and south ends of the bridge. Please note that available lane width on the bridge will be 3.2 metres.

Single lane closures on the Victoria Park Road Overpass:Single lane closures on the Victoria Park Road Overpass:

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

New traffic signal light at the intersection of Groat Road Northbound and River Valley Road West:New traffic signal light at the intersection of Groat Road Northbound and River Valley Road West:

A new traffic signal light will be operational at the above location to control the flow of traffic on River Valley westbound and Groat Road northbound. Motorists should expect additional delays during peak hours.

Pedestrian and cyclist traffic:Pedestrian and cyclist traffic:

Pedestrian and cyclist traffic will be temporarily moved to the closed northbound traffic lane to allow for the completion of the detour preparation work.

April 19, 2018 Update

If you use Groat Road to access the university area, then you might want to consider an alternative route starting on Monday, April 23, 2018.

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As part of the City of Edmonton’s Groat Road Bridges and Road renewal, traffic on Groat Road northbound at the Emily Murphy Park Road overpass and Groat Road southbound at the River Valley Road/Groat Road intersection will be reduced to a single lane in each direction approaching the Groat Road Bridge. Consequently, drivers should expect to encounter traffic delays.

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The City will use electronic Dynamic Message 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. Drivers are advised to exercise caution and follow traffic control devices to safely navigate through the construction zone.

For those who access the university via other major road ways, be advised that you might experience heavier traffic flows as a result of this construction.

This project is expected to last until the Fall of 2020.