The City is building a new pedestrian bridge at 170 Street between 87 Avenue and 90 Avenue. The bridge is anticipated to be complete in summer 2023.
Project Update - November 2022
Work on the new pedestrian bridge will continue into 2023. The bridge was initially scheduled to open in 2022; however, additional unexpected work is now required. The City is working diligently with the contractor to complete this project and will continue to provide progress updates. We look forward to opening the bridge in 2023.
To keep pedestrians and residents of the area safe during construction activities that are underway, the temporary pedestrian walkway will reopen starting December 23, 2022. The walkway will remain in place until summer 2023.
Please note that additional pedestrian detours may be in place due to ongoing LRT construction in the area. Pedestrians are encouraged to review the latest construction bulletins prior to planning their trip.
The City has identified a need for a new grade-separated pedestrian bridge to allow for safe crossing of 170 Street between 87 Avenue and 90 Avenue. A new pedestrian bridge will provide pedestrians access to area businesses, schools and transit options while minimizing disruption to vehicular traffic along 170 Street.
Construction anticipated to be complete by summer 2023
The City will be undergoing work in this area to remove some trees and vegetation in the project site. This work is not expected to affect traffic flow however the temporary pathway has been closed for safety reasons during this phase of construction.
Construction on this project is underway and is anticipated to be complete by fall 2022.
The temporary pathway located at 88 Avenue NW to 87 Avenue NW will be closed from early May to the end of September 2022 to allow for construction to begin on a new retaining wall.
Pedestrian traffic will be detoured to a new temporary walkway along 165 Street. Detour maps will be posted along the route for reference.
Construction for the new pedestrian bridge begins this fall. Prior to construction starting, selected trees will be removed that are in the alignment of the new bridge and ramps. Tree preservation is an important part of the 170 Street Pedestrian Bridge project, and new trees will be planted in the project area. No access for businesses or residents will be impacted during the tree removal
The previous ramp and bridge abutment will also be removed prior to the new bridge being constructed. To remove the previous structure, the existing shared-use path between 87 Avenue and 88 Avenue will be closed from October 25 - November 7. During this closure, pedestrians will be detoured to 165 Street.