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South LRT Construction Update Construction September 23, 2008 Update SouthLRT September 23, 2008 114 Street from 83 Avenue to University Avenue The trackway contractor has started setting the track to final alignment and grade. Over the next couple of weeks, the equipment will be seen working north of University Avenue. A closure of the Aberhart pedestrian walkway is scheduled from September 26 1600 hrs to September 29 0600 hrs. During this time pedestrians traveling north from the Belgravia area are requested to take University Avenue east to 114 Street and continue north along 114 Street. ETS and the trackwork contractor will also be working across 83 Avenue on September 27 and 28 from 0100 hrs to 0500 hrs. This will require intermittent crossings of 83 Avenue. Traffic along 114 Street should not be affected. 114 Street from University Avenue to 74 Avenue Landscaping continues along 114 Street and along the multi-use trail. Intermittent off-peak lane closures are required for landscaping installation. Most of the multi-use trail is paved except for the sections from 77 Avenue to the pedestrian tunnel and the connection from 74 Avenue to 73 Avenue. In the area from 74 Avenue to 73 Avenue the contractor is installing a catch basin and a section of retaining wall before the multi-use trail can be completed. This is scheduled to be complete in the next few weeks. Temporary pedestrian access will not be available in this area because of limited working space. Pedestrians should use 115 Street and 74 Avenue or 76 Avenue to access 114 street. The contractor is setting the track to final grade and alignment from University Avenue to Belgravia Road LRT Underpass. Intermittent removals of the pedestrian bridges at 78 and 74 Avenues continue to allow installation of tracks. This work is now expected to be completed by November. Use 76 Avenue as an alternate crossing point for bus stop or to cross 114 Street. McKernan / Belgravia LRT Station and Pedestrian Underpass Work continues on the pedestrian underpass to install handrails. Additional signage has been added to the 76 Avenue intersection to alert cars not to park on the crosswalk on the west side of 114 Street, leading to the pedestrian underpass. Work on station and platform continues including installation of handrails and tile. Belgravia Road LRT Underpass The City drainage project to construct a shaft for a storm relief tunnel for the neighbourhood east of 114 Street and south of 72 Avenue continues. This tunnel will also connect to the Belgravia Road LRT Underpass for flood prevention. Concrete plinth construction is complete. Track is being installed. Page 1 of 5 South LRT Construction Update September 23, 2008 Belgravia Bridge and Road Modifications NEW!! Concrete work on bridge deck is complete. Pre-cast panels are being installed on the trestle structure. NEW!! Ramps along Fox Drive are complete. Landscaping continues on the north side of Belgravia Road hilltop with tree installations. The construction area has been fenced off. For your safety, please respect this fencing. Roadwork along Fox Drive continues. Anticipate off-peak lane closures in this area. Work continues on the south and north sides of Belgravia Road. Traffic disruptions, including lane closures, should be anticipated in this area. Some cable and light pole relocations continue. Phase I road construction north of University Farms continues; curb and asphalt is complete and road is open. Phase II construction on 116 Street continues and it is closed south of the Alberta Infrastructure access. Two-way traffic from Belgravia Road will continue. Temporary local access to area buildings is in place. South Campus Station and Area (Foote Field / Saville Centre) Landscaping nears completion in this area. Final clean up of transit centre building interior and exterior continues. Glass installation at the LRT station continues. Work on station lighting continues. Track installation continues north to Belgravia Road LRT Underpass. Construction south of University Farms continues. Installation of multi-use trail and lighting continues. 111 Street Underpass Excavation of south approach to underpass continues. Concrete slab construction will begin. Shoring of walls for Stage II construction in the median continues. Final alignment of 111 Street continues. Northbound lanes have been moved eastward onto new road and construction has begun to finalize alignment. Southbound lanes have been returned to their ultimate configuration. Work continues to construct the concrete walls at the north end of the underpass. Rebar installation and concrete slab pours continue. Single lane closures southbound will continue during off-peak hours until project completion. Excavation, drainage work and electrical duct installation continue. The City drainage project to construct a shaft for storm water storage tunnel north of 60 Avenue and west of 114 Street continues. This storm tunnel will provide storage capacity to prevent flooding in the LRT underpass. 111 Street from 61 Avenue to Whitemud Drive NEW!! 57 Avenue Intersection Closure Anticipated effective dates from September 30 at 0600 to October 21 No left turns in any direction will be allowed. North and southbound traffic will not be affected. Pedestrian access will be maintained. Visit www.takeETS.com for information about changes to bus service. This intersection closure was delayed due to left lane turning issues at 51 Avenue, which have an affect on all intersections along 111 Street. Page 2 of 5 South LRT Construction Update September 23, 2008 NEW!! 54 Avenue Intersection Closure Anticipated effective dates from September 30 at 0600 to October 21 No left turns in any direction will be allowed. North and southbound traffic will not be affected. Pedestrian access cannot be maintained at 54 Avenue as there will be no east/west lights. Pedestrian can cross at 51 Avenue or 57 Avenue. Visit www.takeETS.com for information about changes to bus service. This intersection closure was delayed due to left lane turning issues at 51 Avenue, which have an affect on all intersections along 111 Street. General 57 Avenue to Whitemud Drive Information: Milling and filling of northbound lanes in front of Southgate Mall is now scheduled to begin in October. NEW!! Final north and south sidewalks on 51 Avenue from 111 Street to 110 Street are being installed. Medians, pork chops, pedestrian crossing are being installed at 51 Avenue. The 51 Avenue westbound curb lane closure allowing for a pedestrian walkway, continues. Roadwork construction northbound from 51 to 54 Avenues is expected to be completed by September 29. Road construction on the southbound lane between 54 and 51 Avenues is complete. Traffic will continue to be reduced to one lane southbound between 54 and 51 Avenues until the curb is installed in the median. Roadwork in the southbound lanes between 51 Avenue and Whitemud Drive continues. Curb pouring continues. Construction of northbound turn lanes continues south of 51 Avenue. Anticipated completion September 29. Multi-use trail construction north of Whitemud Drive continues. Installation of duct banks and track drainage continues from 51 Avenue to Whitemud Drive. City of Edmonton Drainage Branch continues construction of an outlet control structure at the south end of the dry pond north of Whitemud Drive. Southgate LRT Station West Entrance Roofing and structural steel are complete. Masonry work is ongoing. Concrete curb work is ongoing. East Entrance Structural steel construction nears completion. Masonry work to begin. LRT Station Track slabs completed on south end of station. Track drainage north of station is complete. Structural steel construction complete. 54 Avenue Traction Power Sub-station Roofing continues. Insulation and vapour barrier installation is underway. Decking for roof to begin. Whitemud LRT Bridge NEW!! Whitemud Drive will be restored to normal configuration and speed limit by early October. Bridge construction is ongoing. Remaining work includes abutments, bridge rails, slope protection and concrete finishing. Topsoil placement will be complete in October. Page 3 of 5 South LRT Construction Update September 23, 2008 Miscellaneous site work is ongoing. Motorists are advised to pay attention to signage and barricades as crews move around the site to complete this work. 111 Street from Whitemud Drive to 23 Avenue Whitemud Drive to 43 Avenue Two-lane travel northbound from 43 Avenue to Whitemud Drive is expected to be reinstated in the next couple of weeks. Grading in the median for trackway continues. 43 Ave to 40 Avenues Subgrade preparation for the trackway and installation of electrical ductbanks continues. 40 to 37 Avenues The intersection at 40 Avenue was closed on September 15 and is now expected to open on October 2. Pedestrians can cross 111 Street on temporary crosswalks. Asphalt removal is complete. Installing electrical ductbanks and ballast wall for trackway is underway. 37 to 34 Avenues NEW!! Intersection at 37 Avenue is scheduled to be closed from October 6 to 18. Only right turns will be allowed during this time. Two-way traffic operating on the existing southbound lanes. Single lanes in each direction. Curb and asphalt has been constructed for the new northbound lanes. Concrete barrier adjacent to the trackway in the northbound lanes is being installed. NEW!! The eastbound lanes of 34 Avenue have been re-opened. However, a one day closure is scheduled for Sunday September 28 to apply the final lift of asphalt. (This could not be confirmed by printing time.) 34 Avenue to Saddleback Road Intersection at 34 Avenue is now scheduled to be closed from October 2 to 16. Only right turns will be allowed during this time. East/west travel will be prohibited. North/south travel will not be affected. NEW!! A partial day closure is planned for Saturday afternoon September 27 to complete final lift paving on the new northbound lanes of 111 Street from Saddleback Road to 34 Avenue. (This could not be confirmed by printing time.) Subgrade preparation for the trackway and installation of trackway drainage is ongoing. Drainage work for the drop structure on the northwest corner of 29A Avenue is ongoing. Saddleback Road to 23 Avenue NEW!! Intersection at Saddleback Road is scheduled to be closed from October 14 to 26. Only right turns will be allowed during this time. East/west travel will be prohibited. North/south travel will not be affected. Work continues on the section of retaining wall south of the transit station. Granular is installed for new northbound lanes north of Century Park access. Ballast wall construction for trackway continues. Century Park LRT Station LRT Station Mechanical and electrical (M&E) rough-in continues. Structural steel installation continues. Brick veneer installation is ongoing. Page 4 of 5 South LRT Construction Update September 23, 2008 The pedway girders in the northbound lanes were installed on September 23. Southbound girders were installed September 24. Transit Centre Curtain wall installation continues. M&E rough-in continues. Steel stud framing continues. West Entrance Coping on MSE (retaining) wall complete. Allan Block wall construction is complete on one side. Work on the other side continues. 40 Avenue Traction Power Sub-Station Parking lot paving underway. M&E rough-in continues. 23 Avenue Traction Power Sub-Station M&E rough-in continues. Sub-station parking lot construction has begun. Site trailers have been moved off site. D.L. MacDonald Maintenance Facility Expansion These buildings will house vehicles and crews for the South LRT. They are located between Belvedere and Clareview Stations. Building ‘A’ Extension: Contractors are working on deficiency list. Overhead catenary wire installation inside and outside building continues. Track installation south of building complete. Right-of-Way Building Parking lot paving complete. Drywall installation continues. M&E ongoing. Cladding work complete. Painting of the steel structure is ongoing. Installation of overhead crane has begun. Blow-down Area: A specialized cleaning facility for LRT vehicles. Concrete floor structure will be completed by end of September. Construction of block wall to begin. Information in this bulletin is current to September 23, 2008. Weather and other unanticipated events may change these schedules. Special bulletins are issued as required. Regular updates are issued every two weeks. If you’d like more information, or to receive updates and notifications, please email firstname.lastname@example.org or leave your address at 780.496.4874 to receive updates by regular mail. The City of Edmonton is changing its website to better serve our citizens. However, this means that new information cannot be uploaded until early October. Visit www.edmonton.ca/LRTprojects for general information about the South LRT Extension, or call the LRT Projects information line at 780.496.4874 and leave a message. Information on traffic lane closures is also posted on the web at www.edmonton.ca/transportation (Click on "Current Road Closures and Detours"). Do your part to keep workers safe – slow down and be patient. Speed fines double in construction zones when workers present. Page 5 of 5
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