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17 Ave S.E. BRT Phase 1: 28 Street to Hubalta Road S.E.


Phase 1 construction update - August 2018

Upcoming closures; and detours

Crews are busy at work on International Avenue, and there will be some detours and closures this weekend that residents and businesses should be aware of.

August 3 until August 9, 2018 - 17 Avenue & 28 Street S.E.

  • Starting at 7 p.m. on August 3 until 5 a.m. August 7, 2018 the intersection of 17 Avenue and 28 Street S.E. will be closed to northbound traffic so crews can complete underground utility work.
  • Traffic will be reduced to one eastbound and one westbound lane on the south side of 17 Avenue S.E.
  • Southbound local traffic on 28 Street S.E. will be maintained during the closure
  • You can see the closure and detours in this map​.

August 3 until August 7, 2018 - 17 Avenue & 44 Street S.E.

  • Starting at 7 p.m. on August 3 until 5 a.m. August 7, 2018 the intersection of 17 Avenue and 44 Street S.E. will be closed to north and southbound traffic so crews can pave the roadway and complete underground utilities.
  • Traffic reduced to one lane eastbound and westbound on the north side of 17 Avenue starting at 42 Street S.E. until east of the intersection at 44 Street S.E.

August 3 until August 7, 2018 - 17 Avenue & 50 Street S.E.

  • Starting at 6 p.m. on August 3 until 5 a.m. August 7, 2018 the intersection of 17 Avenue and 50 Street S.E. will be closed to north and southbound traffic so crews can pave the intersection.
  • Eastbound and westbound traffic will be reduced to one lane on 17 Avenue as drivers approach the intersection.

The regional pathways within Elliston Park at the intersection of 17 Avenue and 60 Street S.E. will be closed from June 21 - July 13, 2018 while crews complete underground work. A detour will be in place, and residents are reminded to use the detour until this work is complete.

Don't forget your favourite businesses on International Avenue are open during construction, so be sure to stop by.


Phase 1 construction

Phase 1 construction of the 17 Avenue S.E. BRT project continues and is on track for completion this fall. We remain committed to maintaining access to 17 Avenue S.E. during construction. It's important this area remains a vibrant place where people can visit, enjoy a meal, and get to where they need to go. We are working to keep four lanes of traffic open during peak times, with two lanes in each direction whenever possible so we can keep the traffic moving.

Phase 1 timeline

17 Ave S.E. construction

  • Construction begins: Spring 2017
  • Construction ends: Fall 2018

17 Ave S.E. BRT Service

  • BRT line design engagement: 2015 - 2017
  • BRT station construction: 2018
  • Calgary Transit bus route review: Spring 2018
  • BRT service begins: Fall 2018

Phase 1 construction map

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Phase 2 construction map

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17 Avenue S.E. BRT route and service information

The new 17th Avenue S.E. Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) service will run on designated transit lanes between 52 Street S.E. and 9th Avenue S.E. starting this fall.

Here's a map of the route, and station locations​. As part of the Calgary Transit review, we received feedback from customers on the route, and you can find the verbatim comments here.

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Parking during construction

Check the image gallery below to see where you'll be able to park throughout construction. We've installed side-street parking to give you space to park, whether you live in the area or are there to shop.

On-street parking changes for 17 Avenue S.E. are made block-by-block as construction moves forward. Parking changes are only made to blocks once construction begins on them.

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17th Ave S.E. BRT Stations

New BRT stations will be located on 17th Avenue S.E. at the following intersections:

  • 52 Street S.E.
  • 44 Street S.E.
  • 36 Street S.E.
  • 33 Street S.E.
  • 28 Street S.E.
  • 19 Street S.E.
  • 9 Avenue S.E.
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What will 17 Ave. S.E. look like?

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Phase 1 engagement

Throughout the design process, we've talked to Calgarians, the International Avenue BRZ, and local businesses to understand how the project would impact them.

Have a look at the What we heard report for the feedback received.

Thanks to the community's contributions and feedback, several design and planning changes were made to Phase 1. They include:

  • Revised parking options to maximize parking throughout the area
  • Efforts to minimize impacts to businesses, including maintaining business access during construction
  • Urban design changes to the street, such as street furniture, plants/planters and lighting
  • Station design selection

Other engagement documents are available here:

Project overview

The City is designing and building a Transitway on 17 Avenue S.E. to reduce travel times and increase reliability for Calgarians traveling to and through the southeast. The project will also provide safety improvements for people walking and cycling.

The 17 Avenue S.E. BRT is one of four new routes in Calgary's BRT network.

The dedicated bus-only lanes are for the exclusive use of transit and emergency vehicles to bypass congestion on existing roads. They provide transit customers with a number of benefits, including:

  • Reduced travel times
  • Increased speed
  • Improved schedule reliability
  • Increased customer safety by reducing conflicts with transit vehicles
  • Reduced operating costs


For project inquiries, please contact: or call 311.​

Project documents

Proposed construction phases (2016-18):