53 Avenue Overpass: Construction Update

Construction of the 53 Avenue Bridge over Whitemud Drive is progressing on schedule. The rehabilitation of the north half (Phase 1) of the 53 Avenue bridge was completed in mid-July. Rehabilitation of the south half (Phase 2) is in progress, and girders were erected last week. Only intermittent nighttime impacts to Whitemud Drive are expected for the remainder of the project.

 

The following traffic impacts on Whitemud Drive will be required for the remaining major activities:

 
  • Concrete deck pours – From the last week of August through the first week of September, traffic on Whitemud Drive will be reduced to single lanes in each direction nightly.

 
  • Removal & restoration of the Whitemud Drive cross-overs – From the last week of September through the first week of October, traffic on Whitemud Drive will be reduced to single lanes in each direction nightly.

 

We expect that the traffic on the Whitemud Drive will be fully restored with original line markings and lane widths in place by the second week of October 2016.

 

Please note that this schedule is tentative and it may change due to inclement weather. Current information will be posted on the Traffic Disruptions page.

 

Should the weather later this fall not allow the waterproofing and final paving of the south half of the 53 Avenue bridge deck, temporary asphalt will placed this fall to allow all lanes to be open on 53 Avenue through the winter.  This work is would then be completed in Spring 2017 with no expected disruption to traffic on Whitemud Drive in 2017.