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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 – May 2017

We’re making progress on the design of phase two of the 17 Avenue S.E. BRT and have made some changes to the designs we want to share with the community.

We’ll be out this month with the new designs, but if you can’t make it out have a look at the design <> and check out the route alignment <>.

We’ll be at the Inglewood/Ramsay session this week on:

We’ve started construction on the bridges for this phase, and want to share what the designs for intersections and roads are going to look like when we start construction on them.

Construction Update

Construction on the 17 Ave S.E. Bus Rapid Transit project continues this month. Work is almost complete to remove the ball diamonds in the park to prepare the site for redevelopment. This area will be the staging area as we build the bridges over Deerfoot Trail and the Bow River.

We will be removing eight trees in the area between 9 Avenue and 19 Street in the coming weeks. A tree protection plan is in place for the duration of construction, and trees removed will either be replaced with newly planted trees or landscaping.

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

Project Overview

On September 1, 2016 the Government of Canada and the Province of Alberta announced a bilateral agreement that will make more than $1.08 billion in funding available. Through the Government of Canada’s Public Transit Infrastructure Fund, The City of Calgary has secured funding for Phase 2 of the 17 Avenue S.E. BRT line.

As a result, The City is moving forward with the design of the 17 Avenue S.E. BRT between 9 Avenue S.E. and 28 Street S.E. The City will:

  • Design and construct dedicated bus lanes between 9 Avenue S.E. to 28 Street S.E
  • Design and 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.

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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