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Christie Park Drainage Improvements

We recently undertook a study to improve our Community Drainage Improvement (CDI) program, and one of the requirements coming out of that study is to improve part of the drainage system in southwest Calgary. The study area, located in southwest Calgary, has a catchment area of 790.4 hectares (ha) draining to outfall G20C (open channel outfall to the Elbow River). Improvements were identified through this study, including:

  • Local improvements in Christie Park View S.W.
  • A berm and ditch system running along the east side of Sarcee Trail S.W.

Christie Park improvements

To address local improvements in Christie Park View S.W., an existing storm drain pipe will be upgraded to help alleviate flooding issues in that area.

Project timeline

Spring 2017

  • Construction has been delayed and is anticipated to begin early spring 2017, when the weather is nice enough to begin.

August 2016

  • A valve has been installed on the drainage system so the pipe upgrade project can begin.

Construction impacts

Construction impacts for this project will include:

  • Increased traffic to site (construction crews, trucks hauling materials to and from site)
  • Construction noise during work hours (7 a.m. to 7 p.m.)
  • Some residents will have driveway access restrictions - parking areas will be provided along Christie Park View S.W. west of the construction zone
  • Some residents will have disruptions to water service – temporary water service will be put in place for any disruptions longer than one day
  • Some residents will have temporary disruptions to sanitary service – these households will be asked to not use plumbing fixtures between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. during the installation and removal of the temporary sanitary system at the start and end of the project.

 

Blue (driveway access disruptions and temporary water disruptions): These residents will see a disruption to water service during the day (approximately 8 a.m. –
4 p.m.) for one day in early August, will have driveway access restricted for the duration
of the project and will have temporary water service for the duration of the project.

Yellow (driveway access disruptions and temporary water disruptions): These residents will see a disruption to water service during the day (approximately 8 a.m. –
4 p.m.) for one day in early August, and will have driveway access restricted for the
duration of the project.

Purple (driveway access and sanitary/water disruptions): These residents will have driveway access restricted for the duration of the project, and will have temporary water service to their homes for the duration of the project. Because of sanitary service restrictions, these homes are asked not to use plumbing fixtures from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. during installation and removal of the temporary system.

Berm and Ditch System

To improve flood resilience along Sarcee Trail between 26 Avenue S.W. and 32 Avenue S.W., a berm and ditch system will be constructed to help alleviate flooding issues in that area.

Berm and Ditch Project Timeline

Permanent fencing along Sarcee Trail will be removed beginning Thursday September 29, 2016, to provide access for construction. The project will mobilize equipment beginning the week of October 3, and will take approximately three weeks to complete. Please see the next section for project impacts.

Berm and Ditch Construction Impacts

Construction impacts for this project will include:

  • One northbound lane of Sarcee Trail will be closed between Richmond Road S.W. and 26 Avenue S.W. from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., Monday to Friday while construction takes place. One lane will remain open.
  • Increased traffic to site (construction crews, trucks hauling materials to and from site)

Construction noise during work hours (7 a.m. to 7 p.m.)

Stay Informed

If you have questions or concerns about this project please contact 311 (24 hours a day, seven days a week), or see the latest project notice. We appreciate your patience as we work on this critical drainage infrastructure.