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Macleod Trail bridges over LRT/CPR and 78 Avenue South

The Macleod Trail bridges that run over the LRT/CPR and​ 78 Avenue S.E./S.W. will undergo rehabilitation in 2020.

Traffic impacts

May 30 - July 4

  • Two lanes northbound and southbound on Macleod Trail will remain open for traffic with one lane in each direction closed.

June 1 - Aug 30

  • 78 Avenue: A single lane will remain open with a signalized lane reversal

Project scope

The rehabilitation work on the two bridge structures will include:

  • Reconstruction of sidewalks and median
  • New concrete barrier separating vehicular and pedestrian traffic
  • New Cyclist railing on the sidewalk barriers
  • Replacement of expansion joints with link slabs
  • Deck, abutment and wingwall repair
  • New concrete overlay

Budget

The budget for the rehabilitation work is $8.6 million

Project background

The two concrete bridge structures on Macleod Trail over LRT/CPR and 78 Avenue South were constructed in 1980. Each bridge has three northbound and three southbound traffic lanes with a single northbound merge lane. The first structure is a single span over a connector to 78 Avenue South in Kingsland. The second structure is a two-span structure spanning the LRT and CPR tracks east of Macleod Trail.

Apart from regular maintenance and a new surface in 1993, the bridges have not undergone any significant rehabilitation since they were constructed.

Construction schedule

May 2020 to June 2021