Monday, October 1, 2012

52 Street S.E. reopens

The new 52 St. S.E. bridge over the CP Rail tracks & Western Headworks Canal
The City of Calgary has officially reopened 52 Street S.E. with a new six-lane roadway and bridge structures over the Canadian Pacific Railway tracks and Western Headwork 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
The reopening event included remarks from Hon. Ric McIver, Minister of Alberta Transportation, Calgary Northeast MP, Devinder Shory and Ward 12 Alderman Shane Keating, along with MC Mac Logan, Transportation General Manager.

“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
Alderman Shane Keating added, “the reopening of 52 Street will provide another north-south option for residents in southeast communities to use as they make their way downtown and to other parts of the city.” 

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. 

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