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Thursday, May 12, 2011

City to complete work on Centre Street Bridge

In the coming weeks the final stages of slope and deck rehabilitation will be underway for the Centre Street Bridge.

Over time, the slope on the northwest embankment near the bridge showed signs of movement. Last year, work was undertaken to repair this slope instability. The final steps in this process include landscaping and a final layer of pavement and concrete work

“This is the final step to complete the very significant work that was undertaken last year in order to ensure this bridge continues to be a reliable and viable part of Calgary’s transportation infrastructure,” said Sean Somers, Communication Advisor with the City’s Transportation Department. “We’re working hard to make sure this project is completed in a safe and efficient manner, ensuring the least amount of disruption to the travelling public.”

Centre Street Bridge construction in August of 1915
Beginning Saturday, May 14, the placement of barriers will begin, and work on both the embankment and the bridge deck will be carried out over approximately three weeks, if Calgary weather permits.

In order to minimize the impact of construction to motorists, transit users, cyclists and pedestrians, only one lane will be closed to accommodate work for the majority of the project. Lane reversals will still be in effect for the morning and evening commute.

Information and warning signs will be installed prior to construction in areas of the city affected by this project. The City encourages motorists to adjust travel times or consider alternate routes if possible to avoid delays.

Ongoing road closures and lane restrictions can be found on this map or by visiting for more information.

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