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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 – June 2017

Thanks to everyone who made it out to the information sessions that were held this month. If you didn’t get a chance to make it out to see the revised design for the BRT, have a look at:

Construction Update

Construction on phase two of the 17 Avenue S.E. BRT continues this month. We’ve completed the berm on the east side of the Bow River and in June residents will see crews moving earth where the bridges and the transitway will be built. Crews will be stripping topsoil and bringing in fill materials where needed.

Over the summer, residents will see work starting on the 28 Street S.E. BRT station including grading for the station and platform. We’ll also be starting structural piling in the Bow River and start work on the bridge foundations.

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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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