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16 Avenue and 29 Street N.W. Intersection Project


Project update - October 2018

As part of the internal coordination between various business units to complete construction, crews will be completing a sanitary line installation to accommodate the future developments in the area. The sanitary line will need to be connected to existing infrastructure on University Drive S.W. and will be completed in two stages.
Stage one - Friday October 5 (8 p.m.) to Tuesday, October 9 (5 a.m.)
  • Work will involve closing the southbound University Drive N.W. ramp to westbound 16 Avenue N.W. and reducing northbound and southbound traffic on University Drive to one lane each direction.
  • A temporary crossover will be installed to utilize the two northbound lanes on University Drive N.W. for this detour. Signage will be installed to direct drivers to utilize Unwin Road N.W. as an alternate route to access 16 Avenue N.W. Please see attached drawing for reference.
Stage two - Tuesday, October 9 (6 a.m.) to Friday, October 19 (8 p.m.)
  • The southbound University Drive N.W. ramp to westbound 16 Avenue N.W. will be open to traffic, but will be slightly narrowed to accommodate a working zone for the crews to finish construction in this area.
16 Avenue has been widened to six ​lanes where it connects with 29 Street N.W. to the south and Uxbridge Drive to the north. The roundabout is complete at Uxbridge Drive and Ulster Road N.W. and the multiuse path on the east and west side of Uxbridge Drive N.W. are complete as well. See what the intersection will look like in its final form​.
For more information on the project overall see the project fact sheet.

Project overview

The 16 Avenue and 29 Street N.W. 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

Crews will be back to finish the final lift of asphalt, landscaping, and some concrete work. That work is expected to take a few weeks to complete.

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. 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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