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17 Ave. S.E. BRT Phase 2: 28 Street to 9 Avenue S.E.


Project Update - August 2018

Traffic Detour: A traffic detour at 19 Street and 17 Avenue S.E. is still in place while crews are working on the south side of 17 Avenue S.E. by the intersection. The detour includes:

  • The right hand turn lane from 19 Street S.E. to eastbound 17 Avenue S.E. will be moved north, and the current through lane will be a through and left hand turn for westbound traffic onto Blackfoot Trail.
  • Pedestrians can cross north/south on the west side of the intersection, and east/west on the north side of the intersection. We've put out signage for pedestrians and cyclists to alert them of the changes at the intersection.
  • We're building a temporary pathway for pedestrians and cyclists on the east side of 19 Street S.E.
  • See the detour in this image

Work on the BRT bridges is ongoing. The Deerfoot bridge east pier slab is poured, the Bow River bridge deck panel installation is ongoing, and the Canal bridge decks have also been poured.

To ensure pedestrian and cyclist safety during construction there are three pathway detours residents should be aware of along the Western Irrigation District Canal pathway and the Bow River pathway close to the Cushing Bridge.

Want to see how the project has been progressing? Check out our time-lapse cameras:

For more information about t​he work happening this month have a look at the construction update.


Phase 2 construction

Once completed, Phase 2 will provide Calgarians with better access to efficient and reliable transit. Specifically, this phase expands the 17 Avenue S.E. BRT closer to downtown, while adding to Calgary's overall transit network.

9 Avenue S.E. and 28 Street S.E.
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Phase 2 Timeline

17 Avenue S.E. Construction

  • Construction begins: Spring 2017
  • Deerfoot Trail bridge construction begins: Spring 2017
  • Multi-use pathway construction begins: Spring 2017
  • Construction ends: Fall 2018

17 Avenue S.E. BRT Service

Phase 2 construction map

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Phase 1 construction map

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


17 Avenue S.E. BRT route and service information

The new 17 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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17 Avenue S.E. BRT

New BRT stations will be located on 17 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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Project Overview

Phase 2 of the 17 Avenue S.E. BRT construction project refers to the section of the route between 9 Avenue S.E. and 28 Street S.E. The scope of work includes building:
  • Dedicated bus lanes on 17 Avenue S.E.
  • Three new bridges across the Bow River, Western Headworks Canal and Deerfoot Trail.
  • New BRT stations with shelters, enhanced lighting, heated waiting areas and real-time travel information.
  • At-grade road crossings at 19 Street S.E. and 26 Street S.E. on the south side of 17 Avenue S.E., and a modified intersection at 28 Street S.E. to move buses from the median lane to the south side of 17 Avenue and onto the separated roadway being built as part of Phase 2.
  • A new multi-use pathway for people who walk or cycle parallel to the BRT traffic lanes, and new connections to the existing pathways along the Western Headwaters Canal and the Bow River.
The 17 Avenue S.E. BRT is one of four new routes in Calgary's BRT network. The new BRT service will 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 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

What will the BRT route look like?

Photo Gallery - Unclassified

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Phase 2 engagement

In January we met with communities adjacent to Phase 2 of the project and other Calgarians to get input on project designs. Have a look at the What We Heard Report for the feedback received.
We also held a follow-up information session in Spring 2017 to show residents the changes we made through their input to the design.
Earlier engagement (2015) introduced the project to the community, and collected input on topics such as BRT station features, safety, crime and noise concerns, and budget.
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