Wednesday, July 26, 2017

Construction underway on Calgary’s BRT network

Construction on Calgary’s new Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) network is underway!

We broke ground on the 17 Avenue S.E. BRT in April and have begun building the new BRT stations for the North and South Crosstown BRT projects. Soon, we will begin construction on the northern portion of the Southwest BRT project.

We appreciate your patience while we’re building these new transit projects. You might experience some inconvenience in construction areas, but we are confident that the end result – faster, more reliable transit service across all four quadrants of the city – will benefit all Calgarians, whether you travel by foot, bike, bus or car.

North and South Crosstown BRT – Station Construction

While the new BRT stations are under construction, some existing bus stops may be closed or temporarily re-located. These closures and re-locations will last about six to eight weeks. Check and watch for signage at your stop.

Here’s what the new stations will look like:

17 Avenue S.E. BRT – Ongoing Construction

Construction is in full swing on International Avenue and we’ve started work on the bridges to connect the BRT into Inglewood. When the project is complete in 2018, 17 Avenue S.E. will have dedicated transit lanes, wider sidewalks, boulevards, and a multi-use pathway to connect 17 Avenue to the Western Headworks canal and the Bow River pathways.

Southwest BRT – Construction North of Glenmore Trail

The City will be starting construction on a transit only lane in the road right of way at the southeast corner of the Crowchild Trail and Glenmore Trail S.W. interchange in the next few weeks. Once the BRT service starts in 2019, the new road will only be used by BRT buses during times of congestion on Crowchild Trail to the Glenmore Trail flyover.

For more information on the project, visit

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