|The new 52 St. S.E. bridge over the CP Rail tracks & Western Headworks Canal|
On the morning of September 29, 2012, more than 60 people attended an event to celebrate the reopening of roadway, and by the afternoon, it was open to motorists.
|Alberta Transportation Minister, Ric McIver|
“Reopening this vital north-south transportation route will enhance the movement of people and goods, help support Alberta’s economy and improve quality of life for Calgarians,” said Transportation Minister Ric McIver.
MP Devinder Shory reiterated the importance of such projects. “The Government of Canada is proud to have contributed to this significant infrastructure initiative under its Gateways and Border Crossing Fund.”
|Ward 12 Alderman, Shane Keating|
The City began this project in April 2008 which has resulted in the widening of 52 Street S.E. from two to six lanes between Glenmore Trail and 114 Avenue S.E., and from two to four lanes from 114 Avenue to 130 Avenue S.E. 52 Street S.E. was closed between 94 Avenue and 106 Avenue in August 2011 to allow crews to construct the new bridges and widen the roadway from two to six lanes.
The last phase of the project not only saw the building of the new bridges and roadway widening, but also included the installation of a new storm sewer system, deep utilities relocation as well as relocation of pipelines, communication lines and electrical distribution and transmission lines.
The overall budget for this project was $110.2 million.
|The new six-lane portion of 52 St. S.E. near 94 Ave.|