Groat Road will be closed to traffic
The three damaged girders will be returned to a local manufacturer. Engineers will decide if they need to be repaired or replaced. The analysis of the girders should be completed within a few months. Repairs may involve straightening the girders and the addition of new material, and would take one to three weeks.
“The city will not accept any loss of integrity of the girders,” Nicholson said.
The girders and abutments, he said, should be installed and completed before the end of the construction season in October. A substantial part of the bridge’s deck should be built as well before the temperature hits freezing, but he said it’s hard to predict because of Alberta’s weather.
Beginning at 7:30 p.m. Friday and continuing until 6 a.m. Monday, Groat Road will be closed to traffic between 107th Ave. and River Valley Road while two of the girders are removed.
The road will close again at 7:30 p.m. Friday, May 8, until 6 a.m. Monday, May 11, while the remaining two girders are removed. All four girders can’t be removed in one weekend because of wind concerns and time constraints.
A parking ban will be in place along the east side of 116th St. between 100th Ave. and Jasper Ave. both weekends. During the weekend of May 8 to 11, parking will be banned on 109th St. between 99th Ave. and 102nd Ave.
There will be no access to the multi-use path along Groat Road during the two closures.