City Readies for Walterdale Bridge Construction: Part 2, Construction Impacts

After years of archaeological study, public involvement, planning and design, the Walterdale Bridge replacement project takes an exciting step forward with construction beginning this spring. Leading up to construction kick-off, the City will share details of construction, its impacts and what they mean to Edmontonians.


To accommodate over 32,000 vehicles that travel daily across the Walterdale Bridge into downtown, the current bridge will remain open to traffic during construction.

However, construction will necessitate closing either Queen Elizabeth Park Road or Walterdale Hill Road for periods of construction. One or the other will be open at all times and both roads will be open during the winter. During final construction of connections to the new bridge, some short full closures may be required. The public will be notified of road closures well in advance.

Access to the Kinsmen Recreation Centre facilities and the John Walter Museum will be maintained. Pedestrian access will also be maintained on the west sidewalk of the existing Walterdale Bridge.

Tentative road closures:

  • Spring-fall 2013: Queen Elizabeth Park Road
  • Spring-fall 2014: Walterdale Hill Road

For transit users, ETS routes 9 and 52 will be intermittently affected. Route 197 bus stops will be unaffected.

  • June-fall 2013: Bus stop 2162 serving Route 52 will be closed due to the closure of Queen Elizabeth Park Road. Patrons can use Route 9 at Bus Stop 2290 on Walterdale Hill at Queen Elizabeth Park Road.
  • Spring-fall 2014: Bus stop 2290 serving route 9 on Walterdale Hill at Queen Elizabeth Park Road will be temporarily relocated.

Full closure, detour and access information is available online. Transit information can be found at  For more on the Walterdale Bridge project, go to