Road paving is heating up - long weekend construction blog
Heading into the long-weekend, paving is
heating up across the city.
“Paving is essential for maintaining our
roadways. It helps restore a smooth surface and keeps the base layers intact to
prevent costly and large impact roadwork from happening down the line,” says
Chris McGeachy, Communication Advisor, Roads.
The long weekend is always an excellent
opportunity for crews to get work done without the large volume of 9-5 traffic
during the week. Here are some areas where motorists can expect delays this
Edmonton Trail is being paved from 16 Avenue N.E. to 42 Avenue
N.E. on Saturday, July 30 and Sunday, July 31 from 6 a.m. to 10 p.m. Motorists
can expect a single lane of traffic in each direction during the work.
Crowchild Trail N.W. will have lane reductions in both directions at the University LRT Station beginning at 12:01 a.m. on Saturday, July 30. Motorists can expect reduced speeds and delays in the area. This closure remains in place until 4 a.m. on Monday, August 1.
Banff Trail N.W. will be closed to all northbound traffic at 16 Avenue N.W. beginning at 11:30 p.m. on Friday, July 29. This closure continues through 4 a.m. on Tuesday, August 2 and accommodates work on the Banff Trail C-Train station.
The exit ramp from northbound Crowchild Trail N.W. to Northland Drive N.W. is closed beginning at 8 p.m. on Friday, July 28. This closure continues until 10 p.m. on Monday, August 1 and accommodates paving.
Centre Street N will be reduced to a single lane in each direction at 31 and 32 Avenue N.W. beginning on Saturday, July 30 at 6 a.m. This closure continues until Sunday, July 31 at 8 p.m. and accommodates utility work.
Centre Street S is closed between
6 Avenue and 8 Avenue S.E. beginning at 7 p.m. on Friday, July 29. This closure
continues until 5 a.m. on Tuesday, August 2 and accommodates construction.
Anderson Road S.W. will be paved between 14 Street S.W. and Macleod Trail. There will be various lane closures along this stretch daily from 6 a.m. to 10 p.m. beginning on Saturday, July 30. These closures also occur daily during these hours on Sunday, July 31 and Monday, August 1. Motorists should expect delays in the area and use alternate routes when possible.
17 Avenue S.W. between 8 Street and 9 Street S.W. will be closed beginning at 7 p.m. on Friday, July 29. This closure continues until 5 a.m. on Tuesday, August 2 and accommodates deep utility installation. Eastbound traffic will be detoured to north and southbound 9 Street S.W. to 14 Avenue S.W. Westbound traffic will be detoured north of 8 Street to 14 Avenue S.W. and south on 9 Street to 17 Avenue S.W.
From 5 a.m. to 12 p.m. on Saturday, July 30
there will be a various lane closures in certain intersections as part of the intersection
approach paving program. Motorists should expect delays in the area.