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Crowchild Trail at 54 Avenue S.W. Pedestrian Bridge

About the project

Constructing a new pedestrian bridge over Crowchild Trail at 54 Avenue S.W. is an element of the Glenmore Trail Widening and Interchange Improvements project, one of several City-led projects to connect Calgary’s road network to the ring road and will accommodate changes to traffic volume and patterns that are expected after the opening of the Southwest Ring Road (SWRR).

Crowchild Tr at 54 ave. ped bridge design concept
Design Concept for Crowchild Trail at 54 Avenue S.W. Pedestrian Bridge.

The new pedestrian bridge  is being designed to:

  • Improve the safety and experience of people who use the new overpass
  • Improve accessibility to the new overpass
  • Improve the link for pedestrians and cyclists between the communities of North Glenmore Park and Garrison Green
  • Accommodate the widening of Crowchild Trail.
The existing bridge over Crowchild Trail will be removed and the area landscaping will be enhanced.

Construction timeline

Construction start - Summer 2018
Completion of overpass - 2019

Glenmore Trail Widening and Interchange Improvements

Along with construction of the new Crowchild Trail Pedestrian bridge and removal of the existing bridge, this larger project includes the following features:

  • Widening Glenmore Trail from four to six lanes between 37 Street and Crowchild Trail S.W. as well as rebuilding this aging section of road.
  • Modifying the interchange for short-term improvements to help accommodate SWRR opening day traffic volumes.
  • Improved traffic signal coordination on Crowchild Trail.
  • Noise barrier changes to accommodate widening of Crowchild Trail.
To learn more about the Glenmore Trail Widening and Interchange Improvements, visit the project webpage.

Calgary’s southwest ring road

The City is responsible for the design and construction of the projects connecting Calgary’s road network to the ring road because they are located within city limits. To learn more about the other projects, as well as information on SWCRR, including construction schedule, design and the history of the project, visit Calgary’s southwest ring road home page.