Trail updates: Melton Ravine, 121 St, Saskatchewan Drive, High Level Bridge

Melton Ravine

The City of Edmonton owns and maintains many outfalls along the North Saskatchewan River. These outfalls serve as stormwater control facilities for residential and industrial developments. Outfall #24 has been identified by the City of Edmonton to be in deteriorating condition and requires rehabilitation in order to ensure the existing infrastructure continues to operate in a safe manner. Outfall #24 is located on the west bank of the North Saskatchewan River, east of Valleyview Crescent and 136 Street and approximately 250 m northwest and downstream of the footbridge which connects Buena Vista Park to William Hawrelak Park.

Construction began in early November and is expected to be completed by late December 2015.

Pedestrian and cyclist access is not permitted in construction areas, but a narrow footpath is accessible along the south side of the Melton Ravine access route, maintaining limited access from Valleyview Crescent to the Hawrelak Park pedestrian bridge. Due to the narrowness of the path (less than 1m at times), dismounting is recommended.

Project details can be found on the City's website.

121 St

Two projects are currently impacting the 121 St bike route.

ATCO has been directional drilling to work on underground pipe along the 121 St shared-use path, with the project potentially extending as far south as 102 Avenue, including opening pits on 121 St (covered with steel plates). The work is expected to be done by the end of December 2015.

As part of offsite improvements for the Brewery District, work is also happening on 121 St between 105 Ave and 106 Ave, eliminating direct access. Cyclists and detour using 123 St. Work is planned to be completed by the end of this week.

Saskatchewan Drive

The shared-use path along Saskatchewan Drive at 105 St and 106 St is now open, freshly paved and widened.

High Level Bridge

The west shared-use path is open and will remain open until 8am on Monday, November 30.

The east shared-use path will close at 8am on Monday, November 16. It will remain closed until 4pm on Friday, December 4.

November 24 update: The east shared-used path will remain closed until December 22, reopening on December 23. The west path will remain open until January 3, then close from January 4th until the first week of February.

For more information, visit the City of Edmonton's Safety Rails project website.

More trail closure information can be found on the City of Edmonton's Trail/Park Cautions & Closures website. Road closures are listed on the City's Current Traffic Disruptions page.