Wednesday, June 24, 2015

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
1 Street S.W. Underpass construction
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
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. A dual-lane roundabout at the east side of the new interchange, a ramp from southbound Crowchild Trail relocated south of the interchange, and a new pedestrian bridge and 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

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