Traffic heads west along River Valley Road towards the Groat Road Bridge, in Edmonton on Friday, July 26, 2019. Starting at 6 a.m. on Saturday, July 27, River Valley Road will be closed under Groat Road to allow for installation of bridge falsework and deck overhang brackets. The shared use path under Groat Road will remain open. The closure is expected to last until Aug. 2.
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River Valley Road drivers heading for the south side or hoping to zip downtown will be out of luck for the next week to allow for construction work on the Groat Road Bridge.The full closure under Groat Road starting Saturday at 6 a.m. is one of several summer road shutdowns to bear down on commuters over the next week, outlined by the city in a news release Friday morning.The weeklong closure, expected to end Aug. 2 at 10 p.m., is to accommodate the installation of bridge falsework and deck overhang brackets on the bridge as part of its three-year rehabilitation overhaul. For pedestrians and cyclists making their way through the river valley, the shared use path under the bridge will remain open during this closure.Groat Road will also continue to face intermittent overnight closures as road work continues between 107 Avenue and Emily Murphy Park Road. This stretch will be closed for late-night commuters Sunday from 11:30 p.m. to 6 a.m. and Tuesday from 10 p.m. to 6 a.m. During these closures, the westbound lane of Victoria Park Road will be closed at 116 Street, but local access to 100 Avenue will be maintained.Yellowhead Trail flooding fixesWestbound traffic on the Yellowhead Trail will be reduced to one lane this weekend between 127 Street and St. Albert Trail as road repairs continue following the underpass flooding last Wednesday. The exit ramp to St. Albert Trail will remain open for the closure scheduled from Saturday at 8 a.m. until 6 a.m. Monday.Mill Woods lane closureBoth directions of 66 Street will be reduced to one lane between 28 Avenue and 31 Avenue to accommodate installation of new fire hydrants. Weeklong work is scheduled to start Monday at 9 a.m. and wrap up Aug. 4. Motorists are advised to use alternate routes.Hermitage Road pavingRoad paving will force weekday lane reductions in both directions throughout the month of August on Hermitage Road from 50 Street to Victoria Trail. Lanes will be reduced from 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. starting Monday, expected to end Aug. email@example.com