Thursday, May 18, 2017

Plan your route this long weekend by knowing where and when construction is happening

While the official start of construction season is still a few weeks away, there are some major road closures Calgarians should be aware of this long weekend:

  • The intersection of 1 Street S.E. (MacLeod Trail southbound) and 17 Ave. will be closed from 7 p.m. on Friday, May 19 to 5 a.m. on Tuesday, May 23 to accommodate underground utility work. North/south traffic will be restricted but vehicles will still be able to use and exit the business access only lane on 17 Avenue onto Macleod Trail during business hours. 
  • 17 Avenue will be closed to traffic between Macleod Trail and Centre Street starting May 19. For more information on the 17 Avenue construction schedule visit
  • 14 Street S.W. will be reduced to a single lane in each direction between Heritage Drive and 90 Avenue S.W. starting at 11 p.m. on Saturday, May 20 until 11 a.m. on Sunday, May. 21.
  • The intersection of 32 Avenue and 36 Street N.E. will see various lane closures on Saturday, May 20 between 5 a.m. and 6 p.m. for paving. One lane of travel will be open north and southbound on 36 Street while 32 Avenue will be closed at the intersection.
  • The intersection of 36 Street and 39 Avenue N.E. will see various closures starting at 7 a.m. on Saturday, May 20 until Monday, May 22 for paving. 
  • 32 Avenue N.E. is closed between 56 Street N.E. and 60 Street N.E. beginning at 6 a.m. on Monday, May 22 for water main replacement. This closure will remain in place through 7 p.m. on Saturday, May 27, and traffic will be detoured to Temple Drive N.E.

Sidewalk repairs are underway in several Calgary neighbourhoods

City concrete crews will be working at dozens of locations across Calgary this weekend.  Work has started on several sidewalks in communities around Calgary, with a heavy focus on Woodbine, Rosscarrock and Willow Park as part of this year’s paving program. This work will help ensure safety and a smooth walk for pedestrians in these areas. 

Work in the downtown core typically begins following Stampede, out of consideration for businesses in the area.

Roadway Activities Map

Have you ever been travelling down the road, gone past a construction zone closure and wondered what kind of work is being done? Now you can find out easily by visiting The City of Calgary’s Roadway Activities Map.

While The City has an array of helpful maps on the map gallery, The Roadway Activity Map sets itself apart by being a real-time application that shows both planned and active work. This includes both short term and long term projects including work like construction paving, sidewalk concrete work and microsurfacing work.

Other quick tips to help you avoid traffic delays in Calgary

  • Follow @yyctransport on Twitter for the most up-to-date traffic information, or visit for road closure listings.
  • Visit the Calgary Newsroom webpage to see Transportation’s Daily Road Closures press release. 
  • Plan trips with the expectation that travel will take a few minutes longer during the construction season.
  • Use alternate routes if you know the whereabouts of a construction zone, especially zones operating over a lengthy period of time. This will reduce traffic congestion and related 

1 comment:

  1. Ah yes, the holiday of camping and street repairs. My favourite.

    Wish I was camping :(