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Minor Lane Closures for Tree Removals on 87 Avenue, 156 Street, and Stony Plain Road
Beginning on or around September 28, ~1,200 trees will be removed on City of Edmonton property between Lewis Farms and Glenora (up to 138 Street) in preparation for Valley Line West LRT construction. This work will occur during daytime hours (9 a.m. – 3 p.m.) and is expected to last two months. Crews will endeavour to work on the boulevards adjacent to the trees, however, temporary parking and traffic interruptions may occur. Further, pedestrian traffic may be detoured while the work occurs.
The City of Edmonton makes every effort to preserve trees where possible, and to replace them at project completion if they must be removed.
Tree Removals on 87 Avenue, 156 Street, and Stony Plain Road
• This will be a Moving Work Zone – work will not be fixed to one location but will move from site-to-site along the alignment between Lewis Farms Transit Centre
through to the Glenora area (Stony Plain Rd and 138 Street).
• Work will occur during off-peak hours (9 a.m. – 3 p.m.)
• This work is expected to last two months.
• There will be periodic traffic interruptions while this work occurs (15 minutes up to three hours at each location).
• Pedestrian traffic may be detoured to the opposite side of the road.
What is the City’s approach to tree removals for Valley Line West?
• Each tree affected has been assessed and recorded by the City and Marigold.
• Under the City of Edmonton policy, Marigold will be compensating the City for each tree being removed.
• There will be a full landscaping plan that will see plantings of ~1,800 new native trees and shrubs to areas along the alignment.
• Tree cutting will occur outside of the bird nesting season, so nesting migratory birds will not be disturbed.
What goes into the decision to remove trees?
• Is the tree of an age that the roots could damage infrastructure along the alignment?
• Will the location of the trees affect the operation of the train or be in the way of a noise attenuation wall or shared use path?
• Will the trees be in the way of utility lines?
• What is the size of the tree? Larger trees will not survive any attempt at relocation.
• What is the species of the tree? Sometimes cutting near the roots of a tree is enough to cause it to fail.
The information in this bulletin is current to September 21, 2021. Please note that all dates are approximate and weather dependent. We thank you for your patience and understanding during the construction of the Valley Line West LRT project. Marigold Infrastructure Partners is excited to be a part of Edmonton’s economic recovery.
Marigold Infrastructure Partners (for construction inquiries)
City of Edmonton (for general project inquiries)
Call: LRT Projects Information Centre at 780-496-4874 (voicemail)