Information on Transportation Infrastructure’s (TI) recently completed projects is available shortly after the project has wrapped up. Below is a summary of completed road construction projects, pedestrian bridges and transit projects in 2011/12.
For information on Transportation Infrastructure’s older projects, see the Completed projects document under “Related documents”. For information on current infrastructure projects, view road construction projects, pedestrian bridges and transit projects.
Completed road construction projects
Sunalta Corridor Improvements
In July 2009, City Council approved installation of a signal at 10 Avenue at 14 Street S.W. This new intersection improves the east-west connection for all types of travel in the beltline, allows increased access for future redevelopment along the 10 Avenue corridor, and helps relieve traffic pressure along 11 Avenue S.W. and 12 Avenue S.W. Construction work was completed in 2012.
Investment: $2.7 million
Sunalta Corridor Improvements - Newsletter 2011
Shaganappi Trail/Beddington Trail/Country Hills Boulevard Widening
This project included four sections of roadway improvements as well as an interchange at Beddington Trail and Country Hills Boulevard.
- Widening Beddington Trail from four to six lanes between Deerfoot Trail to Country Hills Boulevard
- Widening Shaganappi Trail from three to five lanes between Edgemont Boulevard to Hidden Valley Drive
- Widening Country Hills Boulevard from four to six lanes from 14 Street N.W. to Hamptons Drive/Edgebrook Boulevard, and from Beddington Trail to 14 Street N.W.
Noise barriers were installed in the communities of Hidden Valley, Sandstone and Beddington, and alongside Beddington Trail and Country Hills Boulevard.
Investment: $ 90.2 million
96 Avenue N.E. - 60 Street to Stoney Trail East
This project involved the construction of 96 Avenue N.E. from 60 Street N.E. to Stoney Trail East, and 60 Street N.E. from 88 Avenue to 96 Avenue.
The City included the construction of a temporary three-way intersection at 68 Street and 96 Avenue which allows vehicles to travel north on 68 Street from 96 Avenue. However, 68 Street is permanently closed south of 96 Avenue. This intersection will be removed when the future residential development north of 96 Avenue provides alternative north-south routes.
Investment: $ 5.2 million
16 Avenue & 68 Street N.E. Intersection Improvements
This project included increasing 16 Avenue N.E. from 4 lanes to 6 lanes between 52 Street N.E. and 68 Street N.E., building a new ramp from westbound 16 Avenue N.E. to northbound 68 Street N.E., a new ramp from southbound 68 Street N.E. to westbound 16 Avenue N.E. and increasing the length of the left turn bays from 68 Street N.E. to 16 Avenue N.E.
Construction of this project began in August 2009. Substantial completion was achieved in late 2010.
Investment: $9 million.
Completed pedestrian bridges
44 Street N.E./McKnight Boulevard Pedestrian Overpass
This pedestrian bridge was opened in the summer of 2010 connecting Whitehorn with the Westwinds Industrial Park and Castleridge over McKnight Boulevard.
Investment: $4.1 million.
McKnight/Westwinds LRT Pedestrian Overpass
This bridge opened in December 2010 providing access to the Westwinds/McKnight LRT Station over Métis Trail.
Investment: $5.8 million.
Completed transit projects
Northeast LRT Extension (Whitehorn Station to McKnight-Westwinds Station)
The LRT extension from Whitehorn Station to the McKnight-Westwinds Station was the first in northeast Calgary since 1985. The new station began boarding passengers on December 17, 2007.
Investment: $71 million.
McKnight Boulevard/36 Street N.E. Interchange Project
The McKnight Boulevard/36 Street N.E. Interchange project is part of the Northeast LRT Extension and included the twinning of Métis Trail from McKnight Boulevard to north of 64 Avenue N.E., as well as intersection upgrades at 36 Street N.E. and 64 Avenue N.E. The interchange opened in 2007.
Investment: $68 million.
Northeast LRT Extension (McKnight-Westwinds Station to Saddletowne Station)
In November 2007, City Council approved an extension from McKnight-Westwinds Station to Saddle Ridge. This addition to the northeast LRT line will support an estimated 8,000 daily passengers when it opens in the fall of 2012.
This second extension of the northeast line in recent years will support the growing demand of both the business and residential communities in Calgary's northeast.
This project includes two new LRT stations—Martindale and Saddletowne, a bus transfer facility with nine bus bays and Park and Ride for approximately 130 vehicles at Saddletowne, approximately 2.9 km of track from McKnight-Westwinds Station to the Saddletowne Station and grade separation of the LRT line across 64 Avenue N.E.
Construction started in the summer of 2009. Activities in 2010 included finishing the work on the retaining and screening walls, construction on the two stations, and construction of the grade separation between the LRT and 64 Avenue N.E.
The majority of the construction scheduled for 2011 includes road and track work and electrical systems installation, which will also continue into 2012. The project is currently scheduled to be finished and open for service in fall of 2012.
Investment: $133 million.
Oliver Bowen Maintenance Facility
Located in the northeast part of Calgary, the Oliver Bowen Maintenance Facility (OBMF) is Calgary Transit's largest facility for the storage, maintenance and dispatch of light rail vehicles. OBMF has a floor area of 19,500 square metres, approximately seven kilometres of track and 50 switches. The facility has been designed to achieve a projected energy savings of 45 per cent.
Investment: $130 million.