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Mar 13

Road Closure Coming Soon for the 48 Avenue Bridge Project

Posted on March 13, 2018 at 3:10 PM by Website Administrator

The construction schedule for Phase 2 of the 48 Avenue Bridge Replacement project has now been finalized, and final preparations are in place for work to begin. 

The City’s contractor (PSA Construction Inc.) is intending to bring their equipment and supplies back into Camrose on March 19th.  Starting on March 19th, PSA will set up detour route signage and road closure barricades that will be used over the duration of the project. 

PSA anticipates that it will take one to two days to set up all of the necessary detour route signage.  Sometime on or around March 20th or 21st, 48 Avenue will be closed to all pedestrian and vehicular traffic between 53 Street and 51 Street.  The road closure and detours will be in place until the end of the project in late August 2018.

With the closure of 48 Avenue between mid-March and late-August, all vehicular and pedestrian traffic will need to find alternate routes around the area.  Vehicular traffic will be generally directed to other major roadways within the City.  Lower volume roadways throughout the City are also expected to see an increase in traffic during the period when 48 Avenue is closed, with those local roadways that are located closer to the closure being expected to see a greater increase in traffic.  Non-local traffic will be largely directed to use 68 Street and Camrose Drive, although some non-local traffic is likely to use the remaining routes through the City.

Pedestrians are asked to completely avoid the area.  If you are needing to walk between downtown and the areas to the west, please use either the remaining walking bridge across Mirror Lake (between 48A Avenue and the Bill Fowler Centre, northwest of the construction area) or the sidewalks along 47 Avenue (south of the construction area).  Pedestrians needing to cross 48 Avenue are encouraged to use either the crossing at the 56 Street flashing lights, or the crossing at the 50 Street signals.  Crossing at 53 Street or at 51 Street will likely be banned for some or all of the period during construction.

The City and PSA would like to thank you ahead of time for your understanding and patience during this process. If you have any questions or concerns, feel free to direct them to the Engineering department at 780-672-4428 or at

Please refer to the following maps for the recommended detour routes around the construction site.  (Click on the graphic for a larger version of the map.)

Picture 1Picture 2Picture 3Pedestrians are encouraged to use the walking bridge across Mirror Lake (northwest of the construction area) or the sidewalks along 47 Avenue (south of the construction area).  To cross 48 Avenue, please use the existing flashers located at 56 Street, or the existing signals at 50 Street.