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Downtown Edmonton street closes for LRT construction

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WATCH ABOVE: A section of downtown Edmonton will be an annoyance for drivers as a section of 102 Avenue is now closed for two years – Jan 8, 2018

Drivers who are travelling through downtown Edmonton be aware that 102 Avenue is now closed for two years.

The road was shut down Monday morning due to Valley Line LRT construction. It’ll be closed between 96 Street and 103 Street.

READ MORE: Edmonton Valley Line LRT construction will cause traffic headache in 2018

TransEd, the consortium that’s building the Valley Line, said once construction is complete, 102 Avenue will have a train track and bike lanes going east and west, as well as one vehicle lane going east between 97 Street and 103 Avenue.

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102 Avenue in downtown Edmonton is shutdown to traffic for LRT construction, Monday, Jan. 8, 2018. Charles Taylor, Global News
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102 Avenue between 96 Street and 103 Street in Edmonton has closed for Valley Line LRT construction, Monday, Jan. 8, 2017. Charles Taylor, Global News
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102 Avenue in downtown Edmonton is shutdown to traffic for LRT construction, Monday, Jan. 8, 2018. Charles Taylor, Global News
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102 Avenue in downtown Edmonton is shutdown to traffic for LRT construction, Monday, Jan. 8, 2018. Charles Taylor, Global News
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102 Avenue in downtown Edmonton is shutdown to traffic for LRT construction, Monday, Jan. 8, 2018. Charles Taylor, Global News
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102 Avenue in downtown Edmonton is shutdown to traffic for LRT construction, Monday, Jan. 8, 2018. Charles Taylor, Global News
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102 Avenue in downtown Edmonton is shutdown to traffic for LRT construction, Monday, Jan. 8, 2018. Charles Taylor, Global News
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102 Avenue in downtown Edmonton is shutdown to traffic for LRT construction, Monday, Jan. 8, 2018. Charles Taylor, Global News

READ MORE: City of Edmonton aims to educate neighbourhoods about west Valley Line LRT

Pedestrian crosswalks will remain open along the stretch during construction.

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During 2018, the sidewalks will remain open in both directions and pedestrians can still access entrances to very office tower and building.

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