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

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Project Update – Fall 2017

Construction for phase two of the 17 Avenue S.E. Bus Rapid Transit is well underway, and we’ll continue working into the fall.

Piling for the Bow River bridge piers is complete, and crews have started working on the piling for the Deerfoot bridge as well. We’ve started concrete work for the bridge that will go over the Bow River, and expect to erect the steel girders in February.

Crews are still moving dirt fill into the areas beside Deerfoot Trail, and foundation work should start later this fall, weather dependant. The work for moving fill will still involve increased truck traffic in the area; however, that traffic should decrease in February.

Crews have also started work on the east side of the Western Headworks Canal doing waterline work to prepare for the BRT Bridge that will go over the canal.

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

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Project Overview

The City is moving forward with construction of the 17 Avenue S.E. BRT between 9 Avenue S.E. and 28 Street S.E. The City will:

  • Build dedicated bus lanes between 9 Avenue S.E. to 28 Street S.E.
  • Construct bridge structures across the Bow River, Western Headworks Canal and Deerfoot Trail.
  • Build new BRT stations with canopies, heated 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 busses from the median lane to the south side of 17 Avenue and onto the separated roadway that will be constructed as part of phase 2.
  • Create pedestrian and cyclist connections, with a multi-use pathway running parallel to the BRT lanes, including connections to pathways at the Western Headwaters Canal and the Bow River.

The City held a number of information sessions with Calgarians to share the design for the BRT. If you didn’t get a chance to make it out to see the revised design for the BRT, have a look at:

Phase 2 will provide Calgarians with more 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. A study and preliminary design for a future phase of the project, along 17 Avenue S.E. from Hubalta Road to 70 Street S.E. is now complete.

What will the BRT look like?

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Phase 2 map

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Phase 2 project timeline

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Phase 2 engagement

Back in January we were out in the community to get feedback on the design, and that feedback has helped get us further along with the design for phase two. Have a look at the What We Heard Report for the feedback we received.

We also held an information session in May to show residents the changes to the design:


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