After years of archaeological study, public involvement, planning and design, the Walterdale Bridge replacement project takes an exciting step forward with construction beginning this spring. Leading up to construction kick-off, the City will share details of construction, its impacts and what they mean to Edmontonians.
To accommodate over 32,000 vehicles that travel daily across the Walterdale Bridge into downtown, the current bridge will remain open to traffic during construction.
However, construction will necessitate closing either Queen Elizabeth Park Road or Walterdale Hill Road for periods of construction. One or the other will be open at all times and both roads will be open during the winter. During final construction of connections to the new bridge, some short full closures may be required. The public will be notified of road closures well in advance.
Access to the Kinsmen Recreation Centre facilities and the John Walter Museum will be maintained. Pedestrian access will also be maintained on the west sidewalk of the existing Walterdale Bridge.
Tentative road closures:
For transit users, ETS routes 9 and 52 will be intermittently affected. Route 197 bus stops will be unaffected.
Full closure, detour and access information is available online. Transit information can be found at www.takeETS.com. For more on the Walterdale Bridge project, go to www.edmonton.ca/WalterdaleBridge.