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Crowchild Trail bridge over Bow River rehabilitation

Project Overview

As part of the Crowchild Trail Study short-term recommendations, The City of Calgary will be adding an additional lane to Crowchild Trail, in both directions, over the Bow River. This widening will result in a total of three lanes in each direction on the Memorial Drive, Bow River and Bow Trail bridges. This work will be conducted in conjunction with the bridge rehabilitation work that began spring 2016. In addition, the entrance ramps from Bow Trail and 10 Avenue S.W. to northbound Crowchild Trail will be moved to the right-hand side of Crowchild Trail. These changes will reduce the weaving that currently exists on the bridge and improves travel times for commuters.

This project also includes adding one northbound lane along Crowchild Trail from Memorial Drive to 5 Avenue N.W. within the existing road footprint, including related intersection and transit improvements.

The first part of the bridge rehabilitation work began in April 2016 and the majority of the work was limited to the underside of the bridge only. Bridge bearing plates were replaced as they have reached the end of their life cycle.

The bridge widening has been approved by Council and funding as part of Infrastructure Calgary was approved by Council on April 24, 2017. Construction is anticipated to begin in late 2017 and will take approximately three years to complete. Traffic and pathway detours, as well as some temporary lane or road closures are expected during the 2018 and 2019 construction seasons.

Click on the thumbnail below to view a rendering of the Bow Trail area looking northwest once the bridge rehabilitation project is complete.

As this project progresses, more information about the timing and construction will be posted on this webpage.