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17 Ave SW construction - Construction

Status of 17 Avenue S.W. construction project


Crews are about to move into the last block for the construction season this year between 4 Street and 5 Street S.W. We are behind schedule on the east end of the project, and because of this we have made some modifications so we can keep on schedule overall, and complete the necessary underground work this year in the construction area.

With the recent amount of rain that we received in the city there has been an impact to the schedule. Crews will be out as soon as the site conditions improve and dependent on weather conditions and any unforeseen challenges with the underground work, we anticipate to have the work done in each block for this season:

  • Macleod Trail to 1 Street S.E. the week of October 2, 2017
  • 1 Street S.E. to Centre Street the week of October 9, 2017
  • Centre Street to 1 Street S.W. the week of October 10, 2017
  • 1 Street S.W. to 2 Street S.W. the week of October 10, 2017
  • 2 Street S.W. to 4 Street S.W. the week of October 2, 2017
  • 4 Street S.W. to 5 Street S.W. the week of October 2, 2017

As we’re heading into the early fall, weather can have an impact on these estimates, and we will be coming back in 2018 to some of the blocks to finish off the road work, sidewalks, and street lights.

There have been delays on the east end of the project that have impacted the schedule and the amount of road work that can be completed this year. The challenges we’ve had installing tree trenches and coordinating the shallow utilities on the Avenue, we are reviewing the schedule for the upcoming construction seasons so we can avoid delays as the project moves forward.


Macleod Trail to 1 Street S.E.

Crews will be finishing up the concrete work on the north side of this block the week of September 18. On the south side, crews will be starting to install the tree trenches and work on the streetlights.

Starting Friday September 15, 2017 to Sunday September 17, 2017 there will be lane restrictions on 1 Street S.E. so crews can do roadwork in the intersection.

1 Street S.E. to Centre Street

Crews should be finishing up paving this block early next week, and will be working on the tree trenches, manholes, and street lights next week.

Centre Street to 1 Street S.W.

Crews are finished with the underground work in this block, and paving will wrap up this week. Crews will be doing electrical work on the street lights next week, and we expect to be working in this block until the week of October 10, 2017.

1 Street to 2 Street S.W.

Crews are finished with the replacement of the utilities in this block, and paving should be wrapped up by early next week.

2 Street to 4 Street S.W.

Starting at 7 p.m. September 15 until 5 a.m. September 18, the intersection of 4 Street S.W. and 17 Avenue will be closed to traffic so crews can tie in the water line in the intersection.

4 Street S.W. to 5 Street S.W.

Crews will be putting up fencing and starting work in this block the week of September 18. While we’re working in this block one lane of traffic, for eastbound traffic, will be open. Once the water line is replaced this construction season, crews will patch the roadway where crews were working.

Crews will be back in this block next construction season to complete the sidewalk and road work and to replace the street lights in this block.

If you have questions, or would like to know more about the construction in 2017, please email us at cityofcalgary17@calgary.ca.

What to expect during construction


See when blocks will be fully closed to traffic (traffic lanes closed, sidewalks open) in 2017.

Block closure schedule Aug 2017

Schedule Update - September 2017

With the recent amount of rain that we received in the city there has been an impact to the schedule. Crews will be out as soon as the site conditions improve and dependent on weather conditions and any unforeseen challenges with the underground work, we anticipate to have the work done in each block for this season:

  • Macleod Trail to 1 Street S.E. the week of October 2, 2017
  • 1 Street S.E. to Centre Street the week of October 9, 2017
  • Centre Street to 1 Street S.W. the week of October 10, 2017
  • 1 Street S.W. to 2 Street S.W. the week of October 10, 2017
  • 2 Street S.W. to 4 Street S.W. the week of October 2, 2017
  • 4 Street S.W. to 5 Street S.W. the week of October 2, 2017

 


See the construction staging for each block, between Macleod Trail S.E. to 5 Street S.W.



The Where and when construction schedule provides more details on what work will be underway while each block is fully or partially closed.

 

Please note that timelines may be subject to change.

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  • 17 Avenue S.W. Reconstruction - Construction staging: Macleod Trail S.E. to 5 Street S.W.
  • Macleod Trail S.E. to 1 Street S.E. - Stage 1: April 10 - July 2017
  • Macleod Trail S.E. to 1 Street S.E. - Stage 2: July - August 2017
  • 1 Street S.E. to Centre Street S. - Stage 1: May - July 2017
  • 1 Street S.E. to Centre Street S. - Stage 2: August - September 2017
  • Centre Street S. to 1 Street S.W. - Stage 1: June - September 2017
  • Centre Street S. to 1 Street S.W. - Stage 2: October 2017 & May 2018
  • 1 Street to 2 Street S.W. - Stage 1: July - September 2017
  • 1 Street to 2 Street S.W. - Stage 2: October 2017 & May 2018
  • 2 Street to 4 Street S.W. - Stage 1: August - October 2017
  • 2 Street to 4 Street S.W. - Stage 2: November 2017 & May - June 2018
  • 4 Street to 5 Street S.W. - Stage 1: September - October 2017

See the general approach to reconstructing 17 Avenue S.:

  • A new construction schedule
  • Utility disruptions
  • Traffic detour
  • Marketing approach
  • Next steps

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Stay up to date on 17 Ave's construction schedule

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