Roads

What could change, what isn’t changing with speed limits

City traffic experts will spend the next seven months building a new, community-inspired speed limit structure for local residential and collector roads in Edmonton. The new speed limit bylaw, which s...

Clearing the air on clearing the roads

Over the weekend, Edmonton City Council and a local media outlet received an open Letter addressed to the people of Edmonton, written by a group of City employees who said they worked with the Parks...

IN THE NEWS: Salt, brine, calcium chloride, concrete, asphalt—and road safety

UPDATED January 23, 2019 City Council has effectively decided to continue Edmonton’s anti-icing pilot project. The decision (technically a move not to re-open a decision in October 2018 to discontin...

Thanks for 50 years of support, Quesnell Bridge!

2018 marks the 50th anniversary of the Quesnell Bridge over the North Saskatchewan River. The bridge, as usual, had no comment. Adam Laughlin spoke on its behalf. “For most of five decades now t...

Cars That Talk With Traffic Lights

Edmonton is Canada’s first test site for wireless technology that could change the way we manage traffic In south Edmonton, some cars are now talking to traffic lights. Not literally in English, but...

When Rogers Place opens…Traffic Downtown

It’s a phrase you’ll hear often over the next few months: plan ahead and give yourself extra time. Downtown is becoming a destination – not just for events at Rogers Place, but also for the ...

Filling Potholes: It Boils Down to ‘Gut Feel’

Edmontonians are cursed with hundreds of thousands of potholes every year, and to the folks who fix them, it seems like there are the same number of salespeople hawking the perfect repair product. “...

Road wizards conjure up life-enhancing asphalt mix

Hugh Donovan’s professional passion is to extend the lifespan of Edmonton’s roadways by one heck of a lot before he retires. And he and his staff at the City of Edmonton’s Engineering Services b...

The Way We White: it’s getting greener!

The success of this year’s experiment in reducing the amount of salt in the City of Edmonton’s winter road sand mix may see 3 million fewer pounds of salt spread on Edmonton’s roads next winter....

‘Hurry, hurry’ is biggest winter driving problem: 24-year grader vet

Seated 4 meters above the road in the heated comfort of his 25-ton, six-wheel-drive Volvo grader, Bruce Claassen has seen more than his share of high-risk winter driving. The nature of his job puts Br...

City wraps up another busy road construction year

Construction crews are putting the finishing touches on road projects for 2014, including the two-year 63 Avenue reconstruction from 99 Street to 104 Street. Before construction began on this major ar...

Mayor Iveson affirms City’s commitment to roads

During last fall’s election campaign, candidates heard a recurring message from Edmontonians: fix the roads. As Mayor, Don Iveson pledged resources to address the existing transportation infrastruct...

Jasper Avenue Reopens as 2013 Road Construction Wraps Up

Road crews are putting the finishing touches on major construction projects for 2013, including wrapping up the two-year Jasper Avenue streetscape between 100 Street and 102 Street. “It’s been a b...

Asphalt Science and the Holey Roads

We heart Edmonton. We hate potholes. We hate the molar-loosening, coffee spilling, compound-curse- word-inspiring experience of driving — ba-BAM! — over an unseen Edmonton pothole. Potholes mar ou...

City Readies for Walterdale Bridge Construction: Part 4, In with the New

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 ...

City Readies for Walterdale Bridge Construction: Part 3, Out with the Old

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 ...

City Readies for Walterdale Bridge Construction: Part 2, Construction Impacts

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 ...

City Readies for Walterdale Bridge Construction: Part 1, Pre-construction Activities

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 ...

Environmentally Friendly Snow Storage in Edmonton

Where I’m from (Vancouver, BC), we don’t get much snow and even when we do, it goes away fairly quickly. But with Edmonton’s longer, colder winters, there’s much more snow and it can take quit...

History of Walterdale Bridge Goes On

One of the best parts of living in Edmonton is to stumble across the astonishing link between infrastructure and history. Take the Walterdale Bridge, for example. City Council’s vision for replacing...

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