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16 Avenue over Barlow Trail N.E. Bridge Rehabilitation

Project Update – November 10, 2021

Crews have completed all major work as part of the 16 Avenue N.E. bridge rehabilitation, and the project is now complete, on time and on budget.

Improvements include:

  • New concrete barriers and bridge deck overlay
  • Concrete repairs on the girders and abutments
  • Replacement of expansion joints and bearings

We thank you for your patience throughout construction.

Barlow Trail N.E. Reconstruction Project & 16 Ave. over Barlow Trail N.E. Bridge Rehabilitation Project

Background

Built in 1978, the 16 Avenue N.E. bridge is a two-span box girder bridge that carries three (2 thru lanes and 1 loop ramp) eastbound traffic lanes and three (2 thru lanes and 1 loop ramp) westbound traffic lanes across Barlow Trail N.E. Various parts of the bridge are deteriorating due to age. The condition of the 16 Ave. N.E. bridge warrants life-cycle work. This project was tendered in the fall of 2020 and construction is planned for Spring 2021 to Fall 2021.

Punjabi:

ਇਸ ਸਫੇ ਦਾ ਅਨੁਵਾਦ ਕਰਨ ਲਈ ਗੂਗਲ ਟ੍ਰਾਂਸਲੇਟ ਵਰਤੋ। ਸਕ੍ਰੋਲ ਕਰਕੇ ਵੈੱਬਪੇਜ ਦੇ ਅੰਤ ਤੱਕ ਜਾਓ ਅਤੇ ਟੈਕਸਟ ਨੂੰ ਕਿਸੇ ਹੋਰ ਭਾਸ਼ਾ ਵਿੱਚ ਬਦਲਣ ਲਈ ਗੂਗਲ ਟ੍ਰਾਂਸਲੇਟ ਵਰਤੋ। ਜੇ ਤੁਹਾਨੂੰ ਗੂਗਲ ਟ੍ਰਾਂਸਲੇਟ ਵਿਕਲਪ ਦਿਖਾਈ ਨਹੀਂ ਦਿੰਦਾ, ਤਾਂ ਕਿਰਪਾ ਕਰਕੇ ਇਸ ਵੈੱਬਪੇਜ ਨੂੰ ਇੱਕ ਵੱਖਰੇ ਵੈੱਬ ਬਰਾਊਜ਼ਰ ਵਿੱਚ ਦੇਖਣ ਦੀ ਕੋਸ਼ਿਸ਼ ਕਰੋ।

Tagalog:

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Arabic:

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Scope of Work

The rehabilitation work on the bridge structure will include:

  • New concrete median barrier and westbound side barrier.
  • Replacement of expansion joints and bearings.
  • Girders, deck, abutment and wing wall repairs.
  • New concrete overlay.

Traffic Accommodation

  • Construction will be done in stages.
  • Traffic accommodations are expected for both 16 Avenue and Barlow Trail.
  • Anticipated traffic staging includes lane routing, lane closures, and nighttime lane closures.
  • Updates to traffic staging and schedule will be posted online.

Frequently Asked Questions

Why is construction being done here?

Various parts of the bridge are deteriorating due to age. The condition of the 16 Ave. N.E. bridge warrants life-cycle work.

Will I be able to get to the businesses in the area?

Yes. Although there will be lane shifts and speed reductions, businesses will remain accessible throughout construction.

When will construction start and end?

Construction is set to start in mid-March 2021 and is anticipated to be substantially completed by the end of October 2021. Please note that construction activities are dependent on several factors. Timelines could change due to inclement weather, underground conditions and/or other unexpected circumstances. Schedule updates will be provided regularly.

How much does the project cost?

The investment for this project is $5 million.

Sections of Barlow Trail are cracked and the ride is often bumpy during freeze/thaw cycles. Can Barlow Trail users expect a smooth ride once the project is completed?

Most areas of cracked pavement between 4 Avenue and Sunridge boulevard, including the ramps on and off 16 Avenue, will be milled out and replaced with new asphalt pavement.  The remaining areas will be reconstructed down to sub-grade level in order to eliminate the bumpy ride issues brought on by freeze/thaw cycles.

Who is the General Contractor for each project?

The General Contractor for the Barlow Trail N.E. Reconstruction project is Lafarge. The General Contractor for the 16 Avenue over Barlow Trail N.E. Bridge Rehabilitation project is EllisDon.

Budget

  • $5 million

Project timelines

  • Winter 2020: Construction tender; hire contractor; plan/schedule construction
  • Spring - Fall 2021: Construction
  • Fall 2021: Project substantial completion

Please note: Construction activities are dependent on several factors. Timelines could change due to inclement weather, underground conditions and/or other unexpected circumstances. Schedule updates will be provided regularly.

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