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17 Ave SW construction - Getting around

14 and 15 Avenues one-way traffic POSTPONED

UPDATE: The implementation of one-way traffic on 14 and 15 Avenues will be postponed until early June.

We’ve heard a lot of feedback from residents in the Beltline and will be taking time to further review the detour design and ensure that no matter if you’re walking, cycling or driving; 14 and 15 Avenue will still be accessible and safe.

We’re also installing temporary traffic calming features, such as curb extensions at some intersections, which we’ve been using in other communities in Calgary. These features will allow people to see each other better when crossing intersections and help manage the traffic flow on the one-ways streets.

Visit the project team at McHugh House (northwest corner of 17 Avenue and Centre Street) anytime between 12 p.m. and 7 p.m. on Tuesdays and Thursdays from May 25 to June 6.

Detouring around construction | Why it works | How it will work | Detour map | FAQs

Detour Map

Use the map below to navigate detours in and around 17 Ave during the construction. The intersection of 1 Street S.E. will be closed at 17 Avenue from 7 p.m. on Friday, May 19 to 5 a.m. on Tuesday, May 23 to accommodate underground utility work. Crews will work as quickly as possible to complete this work.


Detouring around construction:

To help visitors and Beltline residents navigate around work zones we're changing 14 and 15 Avenues into one way streets. This kind of change will take time to implement. City crews will begin switching signs on 14th and 15th Avenue SW during the week of May 23.

This detour was designed with business owners and community members in mind. It’s important to keep bus routes like the #6 and #7 as close as possible to their original route, for Calgary Transit users.


Why it works:

  • Turning 14 and 15 Avenues into one-way streets with one lane of traffic in each direction allows for enough space to keep Calgary Transit bus route running on and close to 17 Avenue S.
  • Maintains an east-west connection around the construction zone, that’s close to 17 Avenue for people visiting the area.
  • Maintains on-street parking, although some parking will be temporarily removed to accommodate transit detours and bus stops.
  • Accommodates traffic and transit detours around the construction on 17 Avenue, without making 14 Avenue and 15 Avenues commuter thoroughfares.

How it will work:

People driving will only be detoured around the construction zone. Signs will be in place directing people off of 17 avenue S. at the construction zone and then back onto 17 Avenue S. after they’ve bypassed the construction zone.

As the construction moves west on 17 Avenue S., the detour signs will also move on 14-15 Avenue S. to reflect the construction area.

One-way traffic will be in place between Macleod Trail and 14 Street S.W. for the duration of the project (3-4 years):

  • 14 Avenue is one lane for westbound traffic with parking on the north and south side of the street.
  • 15 Avenue is one lane for eastbound traffic with parking on the north and south side of the street.
  • All walking connections in the Beltline community remain in place

If you have questions about the project or would like to receive project updates, feel free to email the project team: cityofcalgary17@calgary.ca

FAQs

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17 Avenue FAQ