July 14, 2014 3:06 pm

Edmonton’s Top 5 2014 Traffic Trouble Spots

A look at the top 5 traffic tie-up spots you can expect in Edmonton this summer

EDMONTON – It’s another busy summer when it comes to road construction in Edmonton.

While one traffic nightmare (Walterdale Hill) may be behind us, there’s still plenty more where that came from.

Here are the top spots you’ll want to avoid.

  1. 23rd Avenue

Travellers on the south side of Edmonton will have to find a new route for the next few weeks.

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Closure: 23rd Avenue between 34th Street and Millwoods Road East.

Dates: Six weeks starting Monday, July 14 5 at 9 a.m.

Reason: Road widening.

Detour: Use Ellerslie Road or 34th Avenue.

  1. 102nd Avenue bridge over Groat Road


Closure: 102nd Avenue reduced to one lane in each direction from Clifton Place to 125th Street until May 14 for EPCOR waterline rehabilitation work.

Dates: The bridge will close July 1, 2014. Construction is expected to be completed in fall 2015.

Reason: The bridge has reached the end of its lifespan and a new structure is needed, according to the city.

Detour:  Use Stony Plain Road or 107th Avenue.

Cost: The bridge replacement budget is $32 million.

READ MORE: Groat bridge reconstruction to impact traffic, businesses

  1. 63rd Avenue and Argyll Road (ongoing since summer 2013)


Closure: Eastbound lanes of 63rd Avenue between 104th Street and 99th Street.

Dates:  May 4 to Oct. 31, 2014.

Reason: Road rehabilitation.

Detour:Westbound lanes of 63rd will be split into one lane in each direction.To avoid delays, use 51st Avenue or 82nd Avenue.

Cost: Approximately $6.8 million.

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  1. 112nd Avenue in Highlands


Closures: 112nd Avenue from 50th Street to 60th Street reduced to one lane in each direction.

-      50th Street from Ada Boulevard to 118th Avenue reduced to one lane.

Dates: May 1 until the end of October 2014.

Reason: New road construction.

Detour: Use 118th Avenue or Yellowhead Trail.

  1. Downtown

Construction site of the new downtown arena, between 104 and 102 St. and 104 and 105 Ave.

Credit: Rogers Place "Live View"


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Closures: Delays are more of an issue, due to what might be the biggest downtown building boom in Edmonton’s history.

Dates: Ongoing.

Reason: Construction of the downtown arena, the Royal Alberta Museum, the Katz Group office tower, the Kelly-Ramsey building and the Fox 2 condo have been announced or have started construction. More are coming.

Detour:  The city said in March 2014 that it will create a road closure and development map to keep residents updated. It is not yet available.


**Editor’s note: This story was originally posted May 2nd, 2014. It was updated on July 14, 2014 to add the 23rd Avenue project as one of the five traffic trouble spots.

© Shaw Media, 2014

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