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Groat Road area bridges to undergo rehabilitation in 2018

Two-lane traffic in both directions will be reduced to one-lane on Groat Road bridge

Three Groat Road area bridges will undergo rehabilitation in 2018, the city has announced

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Three Groat Road area bridges will undergo rehabilitation in 2018, the city has announced

City administration has announced three bridges in the Groat Road area will undergo rehabilitation beginning in 2018.

Groat Road bridge over the North Saskatchewan River, Victoria Park Road bridge, and the Mayfair bridge are in good condition, but in need of regularly scheduled rehabilitation, said Caroline Schettler, a senior engineer with the city.

Much like maintenance done on the 53 Avenue overpass on Whitemud Drive in 2016, Groat Road Bridge bridge requires girders holding up the bridge to be replaced.

“The bridge is needing some strengthening in order to keep it going for many more years to come,” said Schettler.

The other two bridges need comparatively minor work, Schettler said, noting they require deck joints and railing replacements.

The project is slated for completion in the fall of 2020, spanning the course of three summers. It will cost $37 million.


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