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Southwest BRT (Bus Rapid Transit) project

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Project update - February 2017

Construction of the Southwest BRT on 14 Street S.W. will be starting this month. The contractor will be setting up their site office and construction material storage area in mid-February to prepare for construction. Crews will be installing tree protection fencing, site trailers, and undertaking any required tree removals.

Crews have already started traffic signal installation with underground electrical and base installations at Southland Drive and Bradbury Drive S.W. Crews will be moving to install permanent signals at 14 Street and Southland Drive S.W. and 14 Street and Heritage Drive S.W. when this work is complete. After this work, crews will move to 14 Street and 90 Avenue S.W. intersection to install temporary traffic lights to accommodate the detours at the intersection.

In March, crews will be building a temporary detour at 90 Avenue S.W. west of 14 Street S.W. to accommodate construction of the underpass.

On March 5, 2018 the access lane from southbound 14 Street S.W. to the Glenmore Landing Shopping Centre will be permanently closed to traffic. Residents can access the shopping centre using the two existing accesses on 90 Avenue west of 14 Street S.W. The southbound access to the shopping centre was permitted for the development on the condition that it would be removed by The City in the future when it was required for improvements to the transportation infrastructure.

Construction of the transit only lane at the southeast corner of the Crowchild Trail and Glenmore Trail S.W. interchange will be starting again in April 2018.

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Construction Schedule

Construction south of Glenmore Trail will be happening in different areas throughout the construction seasons. We estimate construction will be active in each area approximately from:

​Construction Area

Approximate Construction timeline

Southland Drive to 90 Avenue

April 2018 - July 2019

90 Avenue & 14 Street intersection

March 2018 - October 2019

90 Avenue to Heritage Drive

May 2018 - September 2019

Bus only transit lane - Glenmore Trail & Crowchild Trail

April 2018 - September 2018

Heritage Drive to 75 Avenue

July 2019 - September 2019

Woodbine round about and terminus station

Spring 2018 - Fall 2018

Residents may seem some minor activity in these areas prior to the estimated construction start, but major construction should happen in these areas based on the schedule above. This schedule is an estimate of when work will start in each area. To stay up to date on where crews are working sign up for updates.

The city is taking steps to minimize the impact of construction to resident and commuters. Lane closures required for construction should be completed in off peak times. The Construction staging for each area will be:

Pedestrian Bridge at 90 Ave - Final Alignment

The Southwest BRT bus station will be on 14 Street S.W., just north of 90 Avenue, beside the Glenmore Landing Shopping Centre. With the expected increase of transit trips at this location and the future development in the area, a pedestrian bridge will provide a better option for people crossing.

The City presented three possible locations for the pedestrian bridge last year. Based on feedback from the community we have revised the alignment of the bridge​ to incorporate features that were desirable for the community.

Final designs along the BRT route

Based on input from the community, the final design and improvements to intersections along the Southwest BRT route are complete.

Photo Gallery - Unclassified

  • Station rendering
  • 75-Ave-14-St-overview
  • 90 Ave Underpass
  • Heritage Dr S.W. Intersection 1024px
  • Lakeview ramp 1024px
  • Southland Bradbury
  • Woodbine