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Construction schedule: 17 Ave S.W. construction

Find out what's happening and where, so you can make your plans to visit 17th Ave S.W. Sidewalks are​ open, so no matter how you travel to the avenue, you'll always be able to get your destination and there's ample parking on 17th Ave S.W. and in the area.

View PDF of planned 2018 construction schedule for 17th Ave S.W.
Schedule updated March 21, 2018

8th St S.W. - 5th St S.W. construction area



  • 5th Street - 7th Street: April - July 6 2018
  • No construction: July 6 - Sept 4, 2018
  • 7th Street - 8th Street S.W.: September 2018
  • 8th Street - 10th Street S.W.: September 4 - Nov 2018

Road closure: 17 Avenue will be closed between 5 Street and 7 Street starting at 5 a.m. on Monday, April 23 as workers begin putting up construction fencing, bringing in equipment and starting utility replacement work. Construction should be in full swing by the end of the week. Work will continue until July 6.

During construction, local detours will be in place as an option for motorists along 14 Ave and 15 Ave. Motorists are reminded to watch for detour and alternate route signage. Cross Streets (5 St and 7 St) will be open to traffic. 5A St, 6 St and College Lane will be closed at 17 Ave but will be available for local access traffic.

Vehicle access to businesses on 17 Ave will be available via the above noted streets and adjacent laneways.


17th Ave SW Construction Zone 3

5th St S.W. - 2nd St S.W. construction area



  • 5th Street - 2nd Street S.W.: April - May 2018

Road Closure: 17 Ave will be closed between 5th street and 2nd Street S.W. starting April 30 as crews start putting up construction fencing. Road work will be fully underway by the end of the week.

To access 17 Ave S.W., once the work is underway, all sidewalks will remain open and people driving can use the 14 - 15 Ave S.W. one-way streets with plenty of parking options in neighbouring streets and local parking lots.


17th Ave SW Construction Zone 2

2nd St S.W. - Macleod Trail construction area



  • 2nd Street - Macleod Trail S.W.: April - May 2018

Tentative: In late April, between 2nd Street S.W. and Macleod Trail, crews will begin finishing the sidewalk, curb, street light and landscaping work. Once work begins people using transit will use the 14-15 Ave S.W. one-way streets. Otherwise, 17th Ave S.W., sidewalks and intersections will remain open.


17th Ave SW Construction Zone 1

Transportation options

Find out how to navigate through construction to get to local businesses and restaurants on 17th Ave S.W.

View transportation options

Construction area access


Wheelchair access
Sidewalks and intersections will also remain wheelchair accessible.


Garbage and recycling pick-up
If you receive garbage collection from the back alley of your building, it's expected deliveries and garbage collection will continue as normal.


If you receive deliveries and garbage collection from the back alley of your building, it's expected deliveries and garbage collection will continue as normal.

If you receive deliveries and garbage collection in front of your building, and construction impedes it, The City's project team will work directly with you, including The City's or private garbage collection companies if necessary, to organize alternate arrangements to ensure your business can continue to operate.

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What's happening on 17th Avenue SW:
Go to the 17th Avenue website 
17th Ave Retail & Entertainment District - over 400 unique shops, restaurants, services and more to explore. Visit Calgary's liveliest district.
Go to Victoria Park website 
Victoria Park - Historic, urban and thriving. Victoria Park is a place to shop, dine and enjoy a night out.
Go to the Beltline Association website 
A vibrant new community association for the Beltline district in urban Calgary encompassing the neighbourhoods of West Connaught, Connaught Centre, Victoria Centre and East Victoria.