Reminder: Entering the Construction Zone is Trespassing
There have been several reports from both the contractor and adjacent residents about people entering the Transportation Utility Corridor. This area is an active construction site with numerous hazards. Anyone entering must have permission and a safety orientation. Please stay out of this area, even if there doesn’t appear to be anything happening.
Public and worker safety is the top priority. Thank you for helping to keep everyone safe.
In-River Bridge Pier Construction – South Side
What is a cofferdam?
A cofferdam is a watertight enclosure to permit construction work below the waterline.
Once complete, the cofferdam will provide a work area for bridge pier construction, similar to the example shown below.
Bridge Pier Construction – North Side
Wooden formwork construction continues on top of the temporary supports.
Controlled blasting on the Paskapoo Slope (near Cougar Ridge) will resume on Tuesday, May 12. There will also be a controlled blast near Crestmont on Wednesday, May 13 between 3 and 5 pm.
Trans-Canada Highway Reduced to One Lane for Girder Installations
This week the project reaches another major milestone with girder installations happening over the Trans-Canada Highway.
On Tuesday, May 12, from 10 pm to 6 am, traffic will be reduced to one lane in each direction on the Trans-Canada Highway east and west of Stoney Trail. The ramp from southbound Stoney Trail to westbound Trans-Canada Highway will be closed and motorists will be detoured to Bowfort Road NW.
On Thursday, May 14, from 10 pm to 6 am, traffic will be reduced to one lane in each direction on the Trans-Canada Highway east and west of Stoney Trail. The ramp from eastbound Trans-Canada Highway to northbound Stoney Trail will remain open.
Valley Ridge Boulevard NW Detour Construction and Traffic Shift
Last week, the sidewalk along Valley Ridge Blvd NW was moved from the east side of the road to the west side to accommodate interchange construction.
This week, crews will be preparing the first of three detour stages planned for Valley Ridge Blvd NW. The first stage, shown below, shifts traffic to the west and is anticipated to be in place from May 19 to the end of July 2020. Traffic will be shifted overnight to minimize delays and confusion for motorists. Please drive cautiously through this area.
Storm Pond East of Valley Ridge
Southbound Stoney Trail Mainline