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Crowchild Trail Upgrades

Join us in-person at our upcoming information session:

What? Crowchild Trail Upgrades Project Information Session

When? Wednesday, December 6, 2017
6:30 - 8:30 p.m.
(Doors open at 6:30 p.m.)

Where? Hillhurst-Sunnyside Community Association
South Social Hall
1320 5 Avenue N.W.
Calgary, Alberta T2H 0S2

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You spoke, we listened! We’re fixing the Crowchild Trail bridge over the Bow River and upgrading the way people travel in the area.

Project Update – October 2017

  • October 17: Variable Message Boards (VMBs) along Crowchild Trail went live (6 a.m.)
  • October 17 - 19: Lanes were spray-painted overnight (no impact to drivers)
  • October 27 & 28: Surveyers went out during the day
  • October 28: Speed limit is reduced
  • October 29: Lane painting (9 p.m.)
  • October 30: Lane closures begin (9 p.m. - 5 a.m.)
  • November 6: Bow River / Crowchild Trail Pedestrian Underpass closure
  • View current traffic conditions

Here’s what the short-term upgrades mean for Crowchild Trail, as approved in the Crowchild Trail Study.

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Project timeline

Fall 2017 to Fall 2019

Project budget

$87 million

Managing the construction zone:

While the next two years of construction will leave us with a better Crowchild Trail and the area around it, it will be disruptive. Here’s what to expect, whether you travel through or live in the area:

  • Reduced speed limit to 50km/hr between 17 Avenue S.W. and 16 Avenue N.W., for the safety of citizens and crews.
  • Narrowed traffic lanes to make space for crews.
  • No lane closures during weekday peak hours (Monday to Friday between 5 a.m. – 9 p.m.)
  • One to two lane closures during weekday off-peak hours (Monday to Friday between 9 p.m. – 5 a.m.)
  • One lane closure on weekends (beginning Fridays at 9 p.m. and ending Mondays at 5 a.m.)
  • Nighttime construction work between the hours of 9 p.m. – 5 a.m.
  • 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.
  • Our commitment to keeping business accesses open throughout construction.

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

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. / Shagananppi 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.