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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: August 16, 2018

Important dates:

Thursday, August 23 to Saturday, September 1 (Every night from 10 p.m. to 5 a.m.):
  • 5th Avenue N.W. will be closed in both directions between Crowchild Trail and 23 Street N.W.
  • Local traffic will be directed via detour signage.
  • Local business access will be accommodated.
Saturday, August 25 (9 p.m.) - Sunday, August 26 (9 a.m.):
  • Double lane closure on both northbound and southbound Crowchild Trail (between Bow Trail and Memorial Drive) - result of a concrete pour.
  • The eastbound Memorial Drive to southbound Crowchild Trail ramp will be closed.
Sunday, August 26 (9 a.m.) - Monday, August 27 (5 a.m.):
  • Single lane closure on both northbound and southbound Crowchild Trail (between Bow Trail and Memorial Drive) for concrete curing.
We have scheduled the above mentioned concrete pour in such a way to ensure there will be no lane closures along Crowchild Trail on the Friday (as there is a Stampeders' game) and no lane closures along Crowchild Trail during your Monday morning commute.
 

Watch for:

  • The 10 Avenue S.W. detour which is now in place.
  • Traffic shifts along northbound and southbound Crowchild Trail (between Bow Trail and Kensington Road).
  • Intermittent lane closures and traffic shifts along Bow Trail, Memorial Drive, and Kensington Road.
  • Periodic closures of the westbound 10 Avenue S.W. ramp (from Bow Trail S.) - use Bow Trail as detour
    • Business access via westbound 10 Avenue S.W.
  • Nighttime construction work will take place weekdays between 9 p.m. - 5 a.m.
  • Bow River / Crowchild Trail Pedestrian Underpass closure - Opening delayed until Fall 2018
  • Reduced work platforms on the northbound Crowchild Trail bridge over the westbound Bow Trail ramps to the following vertical clearances:
    • 4.3m for the westbound Bow Trail to northbound Crowchild Trail ramp
    • 4.6m for the westbound Bow Trail to southbound Crowchild Trail ramp
  • Reminder: Given this summer's dry heat conditions, please be extra diligent in not throwing any debris (especially cigarette butts) out of your window. Unexpected debris being deposited into our work area could cause serious repercussions to both our crews and the construction zone.

Related work:

As part of The City's Outfall Repair Program, the Bow River Pathway is closed on the north side of the river from 29th St NW to 16 St SW until mid-October.
 
Detours are in place​; crossing is recommended at 14 St NW or Edworthy Park.
 
Thank you for your patience as we complete flood damage repairs and improve flood mitigation.
 

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.
 
Please note that some business accesses have been modified slightly; these changes have been reflected accordingly via on-site signage.
 
All local businesses remain open during construction including (but not limited to):
  • 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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Videos

Crowchild Trail - Construction kick-off

 

Crowchild Trail Upgrades - October 2017 - Fall 2019

 

Crowchild Trail Upgrades 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
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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.

 
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