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Friday, November 6, 2015

Construction season wrap-up 2015

Putting the finishing touches on concrete
Each year The City of Calgary plans, schedules, and implements a number of construction projects around Calgary. While there may be some minor work still happening on Calgary roads by contractors, The City is now focused on the winter maintenance and has ceased major construction operations for the season. Here is a summary of the work completed in 2015.

The City of Calgary’s pavement rehabilitation program revitalizes roadways that have deteriorated over time. Some highlights of the paving season include:
  • 75 paving locations completed around Calgary,
  • Laid 83,034 tonnes of asphalt,
  • 520,000 m2 asphalt paved,
  • 192,102 litres of tack coat (bonding agent between old surface and new surface),
  • 757 manhole repairs, and
  • 85 traffic setups

Each year The City has a number of programs that rehabilitate or replace old concrete. The City is proud of the concrete work they do, and what they do is set in stone. The City has its own internal training program for Concrete Finishers and Formsetters. Some highlights of the 2015 concrete season include:
  • 12,061 lineal metres of concrete replacement,
  • Focus on pedestrian detours and access this year, including cycle detours, and
  • Completed jobs on top of the regularly scheduled work for Water Services, Transit and Plants projects.

Development and Projects
The City’s Development and Projects group focuses on the various streets improvements and active modes programs. Working with our contracted partners, The City completed 30 Various Street Improvement (VSI) Projects:
  • All projects were selected based on safety and optimization including:
    • Four Transit projects,
    • Four Roads Safety projects,
    • Four Industrial sidewalk program projects,
    • One project for Water Resources, and
    • One project for Waste & Recycling Services.
  • Construction at Anderson and 14th Street SW was completed this summer. One of the best parts of this project was working with ATCO Pipelines on a solution for design at this intersection to allow construction to be completed in 2015.
Roads also worked with our contracted partners on 15 Active Modes projects:
  • Of which 3 were traffic calming and another 12 were pedestrian and bicycle improvements, and
  • 8 bike ramps were constructed to enhance bike infrastructure at various locations throughout the city.
  • The Kensington Public Realm project construction was also kicked off in 2015. The City completed two blocks along the east side of 10 Street between 4 Avenue and 2 Avenue N.W. Construction will recommence in Spring 2016.

Contracted Services
Many projects would not be possible without some of The City’s great contracted services partners. Some highlights of the 2015 season include:
  • Miscellaneous Concrete work:
    • 1078 lineal metres of Curb and Gutter,
    • 10677 m2 of sidewalk pours, and
    • 1344 m2 of separate walk pours.
  • Frost Concrete work:
    • 418 lineal metres of Curb and Gutter, and
    • 805.5 m2 of sidewalk pours.
  • Pavement rehab work:
    • 17 locations with 346,536 m2 paved
  • Micro surfacing work:
    • 17 locations with 61,307 m2 microsurfaced
  • Crack sealing work:
    • 4 locations completed.
  • Sarcee Trail pavement rehab included new slope drainage work, removal of WBeam barrier which was replaced with High Tension Cable Barrier and the use of a Glass Fibre Grid on a section of the roadway.

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