Rehabilitation of 97 Street Begins
June 16, 2011
Construction on key transportation route starts June 20
As of Monday, June 20, The City of Edmonton will begin its planned rehabilitation of 97 Street from Yellowhead Trail to 135 Avenue. The work will ensure the preservation of a key component of Edmonton’s transportation infrastructure and will extend the life of the road by approximately 15 years.
Crews will resurface using a stone mastic asphalt, a durable surfacing material that is resistant to rutting and well-suited for heavily travelled roads. There will also be concrete work where the existing concrete has deteriorated. Parts of the road that have more extensive damage will be completely rebuilt.
The scope of work includes new street lights and a traffic signal on 97 Street northbound and Yellowhead Trail, as well as the selective replacement of sidewalk, medians, and curb and gutter. Improvements will also be made on the westbound-to-northbound ramp at Yellowhead Trail. The cost of the rehabilitation will be $6.67M.
Traffic flow for the duration of construction includes:
- Two lanes in each direction between 5am and 10pm
- One lane in each direction between 10pm and 5am
Motorists are advised to detour using 82 Street or 127 Street in order to avoid delays. Please note that dates for construction may change depending on the weather.
The City of Edmonton greatly appreciates your patience and asks that for the safety of both motorists and workers, drivers strictly adhere to the posted speed limit through the construction zone.
For more information:
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In Edmonton: 311
Outside Edmonton: 780-442-5311