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16 Avenue and 29 Street intersection project

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Project Update - March 2017

The 2017 construction season is fast approaching which means those living and working around 16 Avenue and 29 Street N.W. can expect to see crews on site soon. Businesses and residents adjacent to the intersection of 16 Avenue and 29 Street N.W. and near Uxbridge Drive N.W. will see underground work beginning in early April. This work includes completing the remaining storm water installations, water main tie ins, related installations, reconstructing concrete islands and right turn adjustments. This work will involve some excavation as well as temporary traffic lane and pedestrian reductions/detours. In an effort to reduce construction duration, other work for adjacent projects will be coordinated with this work. Efforts are being made to complete as much as possible during off-peak hours. If there is a need for closures, the work will be scheduled for nights and weekends to minimize traffic impacts. Be sure to check back here regularly for project updates or contact 311 if you have any questions!

Project Overview

The 16 Avenue and 29 Street intersection project will improve traffic flow at one of Calgary's busiest intersections. The City will be widening 16 Avenue to six lanes where it connects with 29 Street N.W. to the south, and Uxbridge Drive to the north; a roundabout will be built at Uxbridge Drive and Ulster Road N.W. The increased road capacity along 16 Avenue and 29 Street will allow surrounding businesses, residents and commuters through the area to better access key destinations such as Foothills Hospital, Foothills Professional Centre, the Stadium Shopping Centre and other amenities.

Scope of Work

Along with the construction of a roundabout, work will include:

  • streetlight relocation
  • signal upgrades
  • underground utility relocation
  • road work
  • new landscaping, including pathways for pedestrians

Related Projects

16 Avenue North Functional Planning Study

The City is developing concept plans for widening 16 Avenue North from four to six lanes between 19 Street N.W. and 29 Street N.W. Currently, this section of 16 Avenue North has only two lanes in each direction. Few impacts are expected because The City owns most of the required right-of-way (land). The project team will work with the community and adjacent land owners to identify and address concerns.

The widening of 16 Avenue North between 19 Street N.W. and 29 Street N.W. improve road capacity and safety. It will also provide an opportunity for a Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) station next to University Drive N.W. and McMahon Stadium.

North Crosstown BRT

The North Crosstown BRT is a key part of Calgary Transit’s primary transit network and is identified as a high priority in RouteAhead.

The North Crosstown BRT project includes station upgrades along the corridor, and the addition of transit priority measures such as queue jumps or priority signals. Transit vehicles will be given signal priority at intersections along the entire route. This is known as curbside service and has minimal infrastructure requirements while supporting active, pedestrian-friendly streets. The North Crosstown BRT will benefit transit customers by providing more reliable, direct, faster service and an overall improved customer experience. The new BRT will benefit all Calgarians by providing sustainable, affordable transportation that helps accommodate current and future growth.

Area Projects

There are a number of developments and projects along the route, such as the Crowchild Trail Study, Calgary Cancer Centre, 16 Avenue pedestrian bridge, University District and others. The project team will work with other City project teams and private industry to share information and coordinate when possible.


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