As we come up on the one-year anniversary of the 2013 floods, members of the Transportation leadership team reflect on the challenges faced by City of Calgary staff and the many successes that resulted.
After the waters receded, Macleod Trail near 25 Avenue was reconstructed in an astonishing few days, a 100 metre section of the south CTrain line devastated by the floods was rebuilt and reopened before the start of the Calgary Stampede and the downtown core’s many sinkholes, and potholes were repaired in record time. From a transportation perspective, business was close to normal in a matter a weeks - an incredible achievement by any measure. Directors Ryan Jestin (Roads), Doug Morgan (Calgary Transit) and Michael Thompson (Transportation Infrastructure) reflect on last June, where we are now and how we’re better prepared for the future.
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