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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: April 24, 2018

Important dates:

Beginning Wednesday, April 25 for approximately one month:
Saturday, April 28 from 7 a.m. - 3 p.m.:
  • Along Crowchild Trail (between 1 Ave N.W. and 2 Ave N.W.) crews will be working in a mobile configuration. Please slow down and watch for detours.
Friday, May 4 (9 p.m.) - Saturday, May 5 (9 a.m.):
  • Double lane closure on both northbound and southbound Crowchild Trail (between Bow Trail and Memorial Drive) - result of a concrete pour.
This will also mean the following ramp will be closed for the above 12-hour period:
  • Eastbound Memorial Drive to southbound Crowchild Trail ramp will be closed.
Work platform installation:

In early May crews will install a work platform on the northbound Crowchild Trail bridge over the westbound Bow Trail ramps, reducing vertical clearances to:

  • 4.3m for the westbound Bow Trail to northbound Crowchild Trail ramp
  • 4.6m for the westbound Trail to southbound Crowchild Trail ramp
Saturday, May 5 (9 a.m.) - Tuesday, May 8 (5 a.m.):
  • Single lane closure on both northbound and southbound Crowchild Trail (between Bow Trail and Memorial Drive) for concrete curing.

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

Join us in-person:

Crowchild Trail Upgrades Project: 2018 Information Session

Wednesday, May 9, 2018
6:30 - 8:30 p.m.
(Doors open at 6:30 p.m.)
Hillhurst-Sunnyside Community Association
South Social Hall
1320 5 Avenue N.W.

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Crowchild Trail – Construction kick-off


Crowchild Trail Upgrades - October 2017 - Fall 2019

Crowchild Trail Upgra​des Continue - March 2018

Related Documents

Crowchild Trail Upgrades Information Session - Dec 6, 2017

​​​​Noise Wall Engagement Sessions - March 19 & 20, 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.