During the June 2013 flood event, a portion of the bank along the Bow River just upstream of the Calf Robe Bridge suffered riverbank erosion, total destruction of a stormwater outfall and permanent loss of a significant portion of the regional pathway. The remaining pathway and banks are at risk of further erosion by river flows. The restoration of the riverbank will require stabilizing the slope and protecting it from further erosion.
About the project
Restoring the riverbank involves installing approximately 104 metres of riprap (large rock), and bioengineering techniques including 81 metres of vegetated riprap and 113 metres of vegetated crib wall. The stormwater outfall and 243 metres of regional pathway will be rebuilt.
The construction site will be on the south bank of the Bow River along Refinery Park.
Construction will begin in April 2015 and may take up to ten weeks.
Impact to citizens
No road closures are anticipated. Traffic control signs will be placed on Ogden Road S.E.
The pathway along the south side of the Bow River under the east side of the Calf Robe Bridge will be closed for the duration of the construction. Temporary pathway closures and detours will be communicated through pathway signs and calgary.ca/parks.