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Crowchild Trail Upgrades

We're fixing the Crowchild Trail bridge over the Bow River and upgrading the way people travel in the area.​

Project update: June 21, 2018

Important dates:

The City will be doing a concrete pour starting at 9 p.m. on Friday, June 22. The following closures and lane restrictions are required over the weekend and into next week:
  • Double right-hand lane closures in each direction along Crowchild Trail between Bow Trail and Memorial Drive (Fri. at 9 p.m. - Sat. at 9 a.m.)
  • Single right-hand lane closure on both northbound and southbound Crowchild Trail between Bow Trail and Memorial Drive (Sat. at 9 a.m. - Tues. at 5 a.m.)
  • Closure of the following ramps:
    • Southbound Crowchild Trail to eastbound Memorial Drive (Fri. at 9 p.m. - Sat. at 5 a.m.)
    • Eastbound Memorial Drive (Parkdale Blvd) to southbound Crowchild Trail (Fri. at 9 p.m. - Tues. at 5 a.m.)
    • Northbound Crowchild Trail to eastbound Memorial Drive (Fri. at 9 p.m. - Tues. at 5 a.m.)
Please note: Because some of these closures are expected to remain in place until 5 a.m. on Tuesday, June 26, motorists are advised to avoid the area if possible and plan alternate routes - especially during Monday's morning and evening commutes.

Watch for:


Crowchild Trail & Kensington Road: Now until Monday, June 25
  • The S.W. island at Crowchild Trail and Kensington Road remains under construction and is closed to the public. Pedestrians - please continue crossing on the north side of the intersection.
  • Beginning Monday, June 25 at 9 p.m.: Demolition and related construction work will begin on the N.E./N.W. corners of Kensington Road and Crowchild Trail. Business access along the sidewalk will remain open, however the existing driveway from northbound Crowchild Trail to the parking lot just north of the bus stop will be closed until the new concrete is poured and cured.
South side pathway (Crowchild to Edworthy):
Following one of the harshest winters we've seen in a few decades, we've cleared over 3 feet of ice and opened this route up ahead of schedule.
Work platform installation:
Our crews have installed a work platform on the northbound Crowchild Trail bridge over the westbound Bow Trail ramps which has reduced vertical clearances to:
  • 4.3m for the westbound Bow Trail to northbound Crowchild Trail ramp
  • 4.6m for the westbound Bow Trail to southbound Crowchild Trail ramp

The upgrades

Here's what the short-term upgrades mean for Crowchild Trail, as approved in the Crowchild Trail Study.
(Click for larger image)

Project timeline

Fall 2017 to Fall 2019

Project budget

$87 million

Managing the construction zone:

As construction continues here's what you can expect along Crowchild Trail (between Bow Trail and 5th Avenue N.W.):​
  • Construction activity picking up as the weather warms up.
  • Reduced (and enforced) speed limits.
  • Over 100 workers on-site at any given time - please slow down!
  • Intermittent day-time lane closures, traffic shifts, ramp closures, and detours along Memorial Drive and Bow Trail; road signs will reflect these accordingly along with detour routes.
  • Narrowed traffic lanes to make space for crews.
  • Nighttime construction work taking place weekdays between 9 p.m. - 5 a.m.
  • Occasional ramp closures along Crowchild Trail will go into effect weekdays between 9 p.m. - 5 a.m.; road signs will reflect these accordingly.
  • One to two lane closures along Crowchild Trail are in effect in each direction during weekday off-peak hours (Mon. to Fri. between 9 p.m. - 5 a.m.)
  • One lane closures along Crowchild Trail will be in effect in each direction on weekends (beginning Fridays at 9 p.m. and ending Mondays at 5 a.m.)
  • Police officers and flaggers on-site to assist with traffic control.
  • The building of road and pathway detours where required, to ensure people can still access their destinations.
  • The removal of trees where necessary, replanting, and landscape replenishments as part of this project.
  • The building of noise walls in select locations (community engagement took place earlier this year).

Business access

We are committed to keeping business accesses open throughout construction. If there are access changes, we will reflect them accordingly via signage and details on this project page.
Please note that despite construction currently taking place along 10 Avenue S.W., business access remains the same for all of the following businesses in the area:
  • Mercedes-Benz Downtown Calgary - Service and Parts
  • MDR Restoration Services
  • Magiclean/Kilroy Home Services
  • Legacy Group of Companies
  • Mars Environmental Services
  • MJ Systems
  • Courtney Automotive

Other north-south and east-west route alternatives in the area:

  • West of Crowchild Trail: Shaganappi Trail and Sarcee Trail
  • East of Crowchild Trail: 14 Street N.W.
  • North of the Bow River: Memorial Drive/Parkdale Boulevard, 16 Avenue N.W.
  • South of the Bow River: Bow Trail, 17 Avenue S.W., Glenmore Trail

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Crowchild Trail - Construction kick-off


Crowchild Trail Upgrades - October 2017 - Fall 2019


Crowchild Trail Upgra​des Continue - March 2018


Report to Calgarians - April 30, 2018​

Related Documents

Crowchild Trail Upgrades Information Session - Dec 6, 2017

​​​​Noise Wall Engagement Sessions - March 19 & 20, 2018
​​​​Crowchild Trail Upgrades Information Session - May 9, 2018

Heading out?

View up-to-the-minute traffic monitoring camera images for the latest traffic conditions along Crowchild Trail:

Crowchild Tr. N.W. / Nosehill Dr. N.W.

Crowchild Tr. N.W. / Shaganappi Tr. N.W.

24 Ave. N.W. / Crowchild Tr. N.W.

Kensington Rd. N.W. / Crowchild Tr. N.W.

Bow Tr. S.W. / Crowchild Tr. S.W.

Crowchild Tr. S.W./ Sarcee Tr. S.W.

Glenmore Tr. S.W. / Crowchild Tr. S.W.