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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 SE Road Widening and Underpass Project - Public engagement complete

This work includes:

  • initial utility work to prepare for construction,
  • building an underpass to connect 78 Avenue S.E. under the CP tracks to Ogden Dale Road;
  • road construction on 78 Avenue S.E.; and
  • closing 69 Avenue S.E. at the CP rail crossing.

See more information on this project

CN/Highfield track and tunnel project – Under construction

This work includes:

  • 34 Avenue SE, between 11 Street SE and the cul-de-sac (adjacent to Simmons and Hood Packaging)
  • 34 Avenue SE, between the CN tracks and Ogden Road SE (adjacent to Calgary Metals and Electronic Recycling Association)
  • The sloped natural area and CN tracks between Hood Packaging & Simmons and Calgary Metals & Electronic Recycling Association

See map for more details

10 Street S.E. Utility work – Under construction

This work includes:

  • Utility work performed by Telus along 10 Street SE, between 11 Avenue SE and 17 Avenue SE for approximately 2 weeks, beginning mid-October.
    • This work will require temporary parking restrictions along 10 Street SE, and disruption to some driveway accesses.
  • Utilty work performed by ATCO gas to relocate the gas supply to the Artpoint building, starting September 24, 2018
    • This work will involve constructing a new gas main beneath the laneway south of Jefferies Park and connecting with the gas main at 10 Street SE.
  • ATCO and Telus will work directly with adjacent land owners to advise them of the upcoming work, timelines and specific disruptions and mitigation, where possible.

107 Avenue & 27 Street S.E. Utility relocation – Under construction

This work includes:

  • Relocation of shallow, including ENMAX and telecommunications and deep utilities.
  • Trenching to install a new duct crossing 107 Avenue S.E.
  • Work will begin in early October and be completed in Spring 2019.

ENMAX Utility relocation - 114 Avenue & 29 Street S.E. – Now under construction.

This work includes:

  • Installation of a new ENMAX utility ducts from the northeast entrance to of the Douglas Glen park & ride lot under 29 Street S.E. to the commercial complex on the other side of the road.
  • Work will be ongoing until mid October 2018.

Two-way traffic will be maintained for the duration of the project on 29 Street S.E. and a pedestrian detour will be put in place. More information on this project is available​.

78 Avenue S.E. Utility Relocation - Under construction

This 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.

42/46 Avenue S.E. Water Main Relocation - Under construction.

This 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.

  • Highfield Blvd will be fully closed between 12 Street SE and Ogden Road starting the week of July 3 until December 2018.
  • This closure is required to remove landfill waste from under the roadway in preparation for the Green Line LRT. This project is a continuation of the work that has been ongoing for the last year in the Highfield Landfill site.
  • During the waste removal process, The City will realign and decrease the slope of Highfield Boulevard, making it easier for vehicles to commute in this area during the winter months. A new intersection will also be constructed for a future bus loop at Highfield Station, as well as access for future development.
  • During the Highfield Blvd closure, commuter traffc will be detoured via 46 Avenue SE to 15 Street SE and Ogden Road.
  • Work in this area will be ongoing until late 2018.

Douglas Glen Park and Ride Improvements - Construction complete.

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.

Fish Creek Sludge Forcemain Relocation - Construction complete.

Utilities in this area have been moved to accommodate the Green Line LRT.

  • This work was completed in December 2017.

In Design/Undergoing Public Engagement

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 work 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 - Construction to begin in Spring 2019

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 Gallery building, and the re-alignment of the corner at 11 Ave. and 10 St. S.E.

This work involves:

  • Creating a new access off 17 Avenue SE, east of 10 Street SE for Artpoint Gallery. Construction will be coordinated around Fringe Festival activities.
  • Once the new Artpoint Gallery access is completed, the existing gravel road access at 11 Street SE will be closed to accommodate the future Green Line route.
  • Removal of the playground at Jeffries Park to accommodate utility relocations. Jeffries Park will be restored to a community green space, after construction is complete and the grass has had a chance to re-grow in the park space.
  • Temporary closure of 10 Street SE at the intersection of 11 Avenue SE to realign the road and complete utility work. Local residential access will be maintained during this time.
  • Coordination with IST. Construction in this area will be coordinated with the Inglewood Sanitary Trunk (IST) project and other initiatives in the area. It is expected that future phases of this work will start in 2019 and will include the construction of a cul-de-sac at 9 Street SE at Adelaide Street, and modifications to the laneway at Adelaide Street. Further information on these projects will be provided as timelines and details are refined.