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Glenmore Trail bridge east of Blackfoot Trail

Project update

  • Rotating lane closures on Glenmore Trail at the project site are scheduled for April 30 through to September 30, 2018. The width of open lanes will be reduced.
  • Major works are scheduled for weekends and night times to minimize traffic disruptions.
  • Construction zone speed limits – 50 km/hr – will be effect for the duration of the project.

Project timeline

  • Project start: Aug. 8, 2017
    (Phase 1 - backfilling under the bridge and building a retaining wall)
  • Rotating lane closures: Apr. 30-Sep. 30, 2018
  • Project completion: Nov. 30, 2018

Project overview

A bridge on Glenmore Trail between Blackfoot Trail and 11th Street S.E. - identified on City planning documents as the CP Spur Bridge - is being replaced with a roadway. The bridge crosses over a gully that previously served as a rail corridor. It was taken out of service several years ago.

The bridge has reached the end of its original lifespan and has become a maintenance liability. Instead of replacing it, The City opted for a roadway. A road costs less to build and maintain than a bridge.

Project scope

The scope of this project includes removing the CP Spur Bridge, backfilling the gully and building a new roadway. Guardrails along the outer lanes and a 1.2km median barrier between east and westbound lanes will complete the project.

Traffic impacts

To minimize the impact on traffic, major works are scheduled for weekends and night times. Construction zone speed limits of 50 km/h are in effect for the duration of the project. The number of lanes that will remain open are scheduled as follows, weather permitting:

SB - Southbound / EB - Eastbound / WB - Westbound
​2018 Schedule ​Number of lanes OPEN from 5 a.m. to 9 p.m. ​Number of lanes OPEN from 9 p.m. to 5 a.m. ​SB Deerfoot access ramp to WB Glenmore
April 30 - May 17 ​3 lanes EB and 3 lanes WB ​2 lanes EB and 2 lanes WB Open​
May 18 - 22 ​2 lanes EB and 1 lane WB ​2 lanes EB and 1 lane WB Closed
May 22 - 25 ​3 lanes EB and 3 lanes WB ​2 lanes EB and 2 lanes WB Open
May 25 - 28 ​1 lane EB and 2 lanes WB ​1 lane EB and 2 lanes WB Open
May 29 - Sep. 30 ​3 lanes EB and 3 lanes WB ​2 lanes EB and 2 lanes WB Open

 

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