The project will protect the zoo against future flooding, preserving one of Calgary’s greatest assets, and ensuring that the zoo will be able to teach and delight Calgarians and visitors for generations to come.
The project includes flood protection measures such as below-ground steel sheets, above-ground berms, and a pumping system.
Construction on the project is anticipated to begin in December, 2015, and will require closing Zoo Road over the next two winters (approx. December 2015 – June 2016 and September 2016 – June 2017). Zoo Road will re-open during the summer months, and the Calgary Zoo will be open and operating as usual throughout construction.
About the Open House
Date: Thursday, October 8
Time: 5-8 p.m.
Location: The Alexandra Centre (922 9 Ave S.E.)
Parking: Street parking and bike racks available
At the open house, citizens will be provided with project details, including:
- Renderings of the planned barriers
- Anticipated construction timelines
- Impacts to traffic and associated detours
- Project alignment with 12 Street S.E. bridge replacement
For more details on the project or the information session, please visit calgary.ca/ZooFloodProject