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Road closures scheduled around Rogers Place for crews to replace fans
Published Monday, March 20, 2017 5:13PM MDT
City of Edmonton officials announced Monday that certain roads would be closed around Rogers Place over the week, to make way for crew replacing fans on the arena’s roof.
In early March, the city said nine of the twelve fans installed on the roof of Rogers Place would have to be replaced. Officials admitted a piece of housing for one of the fans had broken off and fallen into a nearby construction site.
“What’s happening is there have been breakages, fans have cracked, we’ve had housings damaged,” Rick Daviss with the City of Edmonton said back on March 9.
“Certainly when one fell off the roof it pointed out in spades that we had a real major concern and not just a minor concern.”
No one was injured in the incident; officials said at the time that they were trying to determine what caused those issues, and the cost to replace the units.
On Monday, officials said the work to replace the fans would take place that week, starting Tuesday, and it would include road closures throughout the week.
On Tuesday, March 21, 105 Avenue between 102 Street and 103 Street will be closed starting at 10 a.m. – that closure will continue until Wednesday, March 22, but is expected to reopen by late that afternoon.
On Thursday, March 23, 104 Street just north of 104 Avenue will be closed, the street is expected to reopen to local traffic at 6 p.m., but parking on the west side of the median will stay closed until 6 p.m. March 24.
On Friday, March 24 to Saturday, March 25, 104 Avenue between 104 Street and 103 Street will be closed between 6 p.m. Friday and 6 a.m. Saturday.
In early March, the city said the cost of the repairs would come from the project budget.