Queen Elizabeth Park Road to shut down Monday
Busy road expected to reopen in November
The city is reminding Edmonton drivers that part of Queen Elizabeth Park Road will shut down on Monday for four months.
Starting at 9 a.m., the road will be completely closed to all vehicle traffic from Saskatchewan Drive to Walterdale Hill as the road is re-aligned for the new Walterdale Bridge, which is yet to be built.
Because construction equipment will be put into place during the morning rush-hour and may cause delays, the city advises drivers to find a detour starting Monday — 99th Street/Scona Road, Groat Road or the James MacDonald Bridge.
While Queen Elizabeth Park Road is shut down, the Walterdale Bridge will be accessible via Walterdale Hill Road, which will also serve the Kinsmen Sports Centre and John Walter Museum.
The road is expected to reopen in November.
Construction on the new Walterdale Bridge is anticipated to end in late 2015, at which time the current bridge will be removed.