Thursday, August 12, 2010
Construction begins on 4th Street S.E. Underpass
"Anyone who has experienced the traffic congestion leaving a Calgary Flames game will immediately appreciate the benefits (of this underpass)," said Chris Ollenberger, Calgary Municipal Land Corporation (CMLC) President and CEO.
“Additionally, the new corridor considers the requirements of future retail and mixed use developments being planned along 4th Street S.E. inside East Village and along Olympic Way In Stampede Park."
The underpass is scheduled to open to traffic in late 2012.
Apart from wide, pedestrian-friendly sidewalks and dedicated bicycle lanes, the underpass Will feature special LED lighting and artwork installation on the tunnel walls to make the space lighter and less intimidating.
Through a competitive tendering process, Graham Construction was awarded the contract to build the 4th Street S.E. Underpass. The structural design of the underpass was undertaken by Stantec Consulting Ltd. and Buckland & Taylor Ltd, with architectural considerations undertaken by Broadway Malyan and Marshall Tittemore Architects.
calgarycitynews.com blog post: Calgary's new underpass to link downtown's east side