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Major Transportation Construction Projects in the City of Calgary

 

Major Transportation Construction Projects in the Southwest

This summer, Calgary’s southwest quadrant will undergo some major transportation enhancements around Sarcee Trail, Anderson Road, Crowchild Trail and in the downtown core.

Sarcee Trail

A new fibreglass enforced grid underlay will be installed on a section of Sarcee Trail S.W. The material is expected to enhance the life of the roadway. Major rehabilitation on Sarcee Trail S.W. between Richmond Road S.W. and Bowglen Crescent N.W. will include slope drainage and safety improvements; work will be coordinated with pavement rehabilitation. This is expected to continue throughout the remainder of the spring and over the summer. For more details, visit the project page.

1 Street S.W. Underpass construction
1 Street S.W. Underpass construction

1 Street S.W. Underpass

The City is implementing an underpass improvement program aimed at improving pedestrian safety and connections between the Beltline and downtown communities. The 1 Street S.W. Underpass is undergoing rehabilitation construction this summer which includes new sidewalks and guardrails, improved lighting, integrated public art, painting of retaining walls and structure beams, improved drainage and new sidewalks. The west pedestrian walkway is already under construction and due to be finished by mid-July, when construction on the east walkway will begin. Construction should finish in Fall 2015. For more details, visit the project page.

8 Street S.W. Underpass

This summer, the 8 Street S.W. Underpass between 8 Street S.W. and 10 Avenue S.W. will undergo construction. Work includes the addition of LED lighting, new sidewalks and guardrails, and the repair and maintenance of upper and lower retaining walls.

Anderson Pedestrian Bridge

The City is building a pedestrian overpass at Anderson Road near 37 Street S.W. to enhance pedestrian safety and pathway connectivity throughout and after the construction of the South West Ring Road project. The bridge and pathway detours will be in place before construction of the South West Ring Road begins. For more details, visit the project page.

Crowchild/Flanders Avenue Interchange final design
Crowchild/Flanders Avenue Interchange final design

Crowchild/Flanders Avenue Interchange

Construction of a new interchange will begin in late Summer 2015 for Crowchild Trail at Flanders Avenue S.W. This new infrastructure is aimed at improving traffic flow in this high volume area. Transit-only access on northbound Richmond Road, a single-lane roundabout at the east side of the new interchange, an additional ramp from southbound Crowchild Trail to bypass Flanders Avenue, and retaining to the existing bridge/sidewalks are included in the scope of work. For more details, visit the project page.

Stay tuned for updates on the other quadrants throughout this week.

For a complete list of construction happening in Calgary this summer, be sure to visit Calgary.ca.

 

Major Transportation Construction Projects in the Southeast

Southeast Calgary commuters will notice some major transportation enhancements underway this summer.

2009-1131_MG_9334_43027Glenmore Trail / Ogden Road S.E. Interchange

Construction of a new interchange at Glenmore Trail and Ogden Road southeast with a new bridge built over Ogden Road will get underway this summer. The interchange will improve traffic flow and travel times on Glenmore Trail. For more details, visit the project page.

Green Line Southeast Transitway Early Works Construction

Immediate improvements to increase reliability and shorten ride times for transit customers in southeast Calgary, primarily south of Douglas Glen will be part of the City’s first steps of Green Line construction. Queue jump lanes, median bus lanes and bus-only left turn lanes are a few of these early measures. For more details, visit the project page.

61 Avenue S.E. Extension

Traffic accommodation connections to the South East Ring Road are also on our construction agenda this year. A two-lane roadway from 68 Street S.E., a four-lane roadway from 68 Street S.E. to 57 Street S.E. and a four-lane bridge over Forest Lawn Creek which is between 57 Street S.E. and 68 Street S.E. are all in the scope of work. Roadworks, stormwater management and bridge construction will begin in Summer 2015 with anticipated completion in August 2016. For more details, visit the project page.

For a complete list of construction happening in Calgary this summer, be sure to visit Calgary.ca.

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  • Greg , December 6, 2015 @ 11:59 pm

    Hard to believe the new Flanders/Crowchild interchange was not
    designed with 3 travel lanes plus a dedicated bus lane i.e.,
    four lanes total northbound. Unbelievable, I know the space is
    tight but should have found the space.

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