Monday, June 6, 2016

Six beautified Kensington blocks and more underway

The City’s Kensington development project is moving along quickly, with six blocks of construction already completed. In partnership with the Kensington Business Revitalization Zone (BRZ), our crews are working hard to improve to sidewalks, trees, streetlights, and street furniture in the area.

Visitors to Kensington can expect to see construction continue over the summer, but don’t worry - businesses will remain open and accessible while the work is being done. The blocks that have already been completed are:

  • The east side of 10 Street NW between 4 Avenue and 3 Avenue NW
  • The east side of 10 Street NW between 3 Avenue and 2 Avenue NW
  • The east side of 10 Street NW between 2 Avenue and Memorial Drive NW
  • The north side of Kensington Road NW between 10A Street and 11 Street NW
  • The west side of 10 Street NW between 2 Avenue and 3 Avenue NW
  • The west side of 10 Street NW between Gladstone Road and 3 Avenue NW

Before and After image of the west side of 10 Street NW between Gladstone Road and 3 Avenue SW
Brand new sidewalks on the completed blocks will make the area safer by removing trip hazards for pedestrians. We’re beautifying the streets by installing healthy new trees, which will also reduce annual maintenance costs. Street furniture such as bike racks, benches and newspaper corrals are being put into place. And new, energy-efficient streetlights will keep Kensington lit up at a low cost.

“We know that Kensington is a popular destination for Calgarians over the summer. Our crews are working hard to keep construction on schedule while making sure you can still access your favourite businesses safely, with ramps and flag persons on site,” said project manager Erin Ward. “After each construction block is done, Calgarians will notice brighter lights, smoother sidewalks, and extra bike racks and benches.”

Construction will continue on the remaining blocks of Kensington Road and 10th Street N.W. until October. To follow along with project updates and see the full schedule of upcoming construction, visit Calgary.ca/Kensington.

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