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Green Line - Construction

Construction updates

Enabling Works

In December 2016, the Federal and Provincial Government committed more than $250 million to fund a series of Enabling Works for the Green Line LRT.

Projects such as utility relocations, land preparation, environmental remediation and transit improvements typically require long lead times and ample resources. Proactively completing these projects in advance of major Green Line construction will help manage project timelines and risks, and will allow future Green Line construction to occur more efficiently.

Types of Enabling Works projects include: land preparation, heavy rail projects, transit improvements, environmental remediation, and utility relocations.

Enabling Works Under Construction

There are currently over 20 Enabling Works projects that have been identified in the Stage 1 area (between 16 Ave. N and 126 Ave. S.E.). Some of these projects have already started construction, while others are in the planning stage and will begin in 2018.

78 Avenue S.E. Utility Relocation - construction starts on June 28, 2018

Work includes:

  • Installation of a new watermain on at the east end of 78 Avenue S.E. adjacent to the CP Rail tracks.
  • Construction is expected to be completed in mid-October

In order to complete this work safely the entrance to the alley east of 27 Street S.E. at 78 Avenue will be closed for the duration of construction. Residents with driveways and garages in this alley can use 76 Avenue to access the alley. Access to the alley for waste and recycling collection will be maintained.

More information on alley access, safety and the work area​ is available.

86 Avenue Utility Relocation – construction starts on June 22, 2018

Work includes:

  • Installation of a new watermain on 27 Street S.E. between 86 Avenue and Shepard Road
  • Protecting in place and existing watermain on 86 Avenue S.E.

Traffic access to the nearby Caravan Mobile Home Park and businesses will be maintained throughout construction. However, there will be some lane reductions and short-term intersection closures.

42/46 Avenue S.E. Water Main Relocation - construction starting mid-April 2018

Work includes:

  • Relocating the water main under 42 Avenue S.E. to 46 Avenue S.E.

Traffic access to nearby businesses and through-traffic on 46 Avenue S.E. will be maintained throughout construction. Some temporary lane closures or restrictions are expected during construction. If a full closure of 46 Avenue S.E. is required, The City will work to complete any construction activities on the weekend.

Pop Davies Athletic Park - under construction

Work includes:

  • Utility upgrades and relocations
  • Building a new parking lot for Pop Davies Athletic Park
  • Reconfiguring one baseball diamond to accommodate the new parking lot
  • Decreasing the slope of Millican Road to give transit vehicles reliable access to the area in all seasons

Traffic access will be maintained throughout construction but please watch for road signage and construction workers. Construction this year will require removing several trees. These trees will be compensated for and replaced at a later date. It is likely that more trees will need to be removed and replaced as construction progresses. The City is committed to keeping you informed of these and other impacts.

Highfield and Ogden Landfill Enabling Works - under construction

Waste will be removed from both landfills and replaced with clean soil material to ensure the ground remains stable under the future LRT line.

  • The Highfield site will be completely remediated, with approximately 300,000 cubic metres of waste removed from the site.
  • Crews will remove approximately 260,000 cubic metres of waste from the Ogden landfill.
  • Once the Highfield landfill site is completely cleaned up, The City will be able to remove the development restrictions around the area.
  • This work will be ongoing until late 2018.

Douglas Glen Park and Ride Improvements - under construction

Work includes utility upgrades and constructing a new transit-only road between 114 Avenue SE and 27 Street SE.

  • Douglas Glen will become a busy transit hub and Park and Ride location once the South Crosstown BRT line is constructed (fall 2018), and when the first stage of the Green Line LRT is complete (2026).
  • The transit-only facility will provide a better transfer environment and improved reliability for buses.
  • This work will improve transit reliability and support transit ridership along the Green Line corridor.
  • This work will be ongoing until late 2018.

Fish Creek Sludge Forcemain Relocation - under construction

Utilities in this area need to be moved to accommodate the Green Line LRT.

  • This work will be completed by early 2018.

In Design/Undergoing Public Engagement

78 Avenue SE Road Widening and Underpass Project - public engagement underway

Proposed work includes closing the 69 Avenue S.E. crossing of CP and creating a new east-west connection on 78 Avenue S.E. between Ogden Road and Ogden Dale Road. If it proceeds, the project could include:

  • Widening 78 Avenue S.E. to three lanes at Ogden Road
  • Add a signal to the intersection at Ogden Road and 78 Avenue S.E.
  • Building a new underpass to connect 78 Avenue S.E. under the CP and Green Line LRT tracks to Ogden Dale Road

90 Avenue SE - Public engagement underway

Proposed work includes constructing a new road (90 Avenue SE) to connect 24 Street SE to Shepard Road SE. Once the LRT is constructed, Shepard Road will be closed south of 86 Avenue SE, to accommodate LRT operations and future development plans. Engagement is currently underway with the South Hill Mobile Home Park residents and the Rugby Union. This project includes:

  • Constructing 90 Avenue connection from 24 Street SE to Shepard Road SE.
  • Modifying existing access to South Hill Mobile Home Park. The access from 24 Street SE to the mobile home park will allow right turns in and out, and a new all-turns access will be added from 90 Avenue SE.
  • Creating new intersection with traffic signals at 24 Street SE and 90 Avenue SE intersection.
  • Potentially modifying one of the rugby fields to make space for the new road.

Jeffries Park Watermain Relocation - Preparation work starting Mar. 2018

The City will be relocating an existing 900mm watermain that will run under Jeffries Park and the CP tracks in Ramsay, the closure of the existing access to ArtPoint, and the re-alignment of the corner at 11 Ave. and 10 St. S.E.

To complete this work, The City must:

  • Remove some trees at 11 Ave. and 10 St. S.E., and between 11 St. S.E. and the CP tracks. Removing the trees now ensures that we do not disturb any migratory birds later in the spring.
  • Construction in Jeffries Park will require the temporary removal of the play structure. The City will work with Calgary Parks and the community over the next year to develop a plan to reinstate a new play structure with the future Green Line LRT in mind. This new playground structure will be constructed in the spring/summer 2019.
  • The first step is to remove the trees within the work area in March 2018 and the subsequent watermain work will be completed by the end of 2018 / early 2019 (subject to approvals), with the play structure being reinstated in 2019. Stay tuned for more information about public engagement on the playground structure.