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Another downtown Edmonton intersection to close for Valley Line LRT construction

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Aug. 7: Another major downtown intersection has been shut down for LRT construction - this time at 97 St. and 102 Ave. As Kent Morrison reports, it's driving some residents and businesses to the edge – Aug 7, 2019

Starting Aug. 6, the intersection of 97 Street and 102 Avenue will be closed for construction of the Valley LRT Line, the city said.

The closure is expected to last for less than one month, until Sept. 2.

READ MORE: Downtown Edmonton intersection to close for 4 weeks amid LRT construction

The construction will mean Edmonton Transit will have to make some changes and accommodations to bus service.

Routes 3, 14, 100, 109, 161, 162, 308 and 560 will be detoured off 97 Street. All those routes (expect 560) will run along 95 Street instead, between Jasper Avenue and 103 A Avenue.

For route 560, the morning service will detour on 100 Street and afternoon service will run on 95 Street.

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Some St. Albert Transit routes will also be affected.

Signs notifying passengers about the detour will be installed and ETS staff will be on site along 97 Street helping passengers.

“This is the final intersection closure in downtown this summer due to TransEd construction.”

Watch below (April 12): The City of Edmonton and TransEd announced that 95 Avenue will be fully closed until the end of the 2019 construction season to fast-track Valley Line LRT construction. Kent Morrison has the details.

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95 Ave closed to fast-track Edmonton Valley Line LRT construction – Apr 12, 2019

TransEd previously closed the intersection of 101 Street and 102 Avenue for Valley Line construction.

READ MORE: Edmonton’s 95 Avenue to be closed for 2019 construction season

The closure of 95 Avenue between Connors Road and 85 Street began in late April and was meant to speed up completion of Valley Line work in the area. The closure was scheduled to be in effect until the end of the 2019 construction season.

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Watch below (May 9): The intersection at 101 Street and 102 Avenue will be closed for approximately four weeks due to Valley Line LRT construction. Vinesh Pratap explains what work will happen.

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Downtown intersection to close for 4 weeks amid LRT construction – May 9, 2019