In the June 2013 flood, a portion of the bank along the Elbow River, the Elbow Retaining Wall, suffered riverbank erosion. There are portions along the riverbank that are exposed. The restoration of the riverbank will require stabilizing the slope and protecting it from further erosion.
About the project
Construction will be at the retaining wall on the west side of the Elbow River next to the Rideau Park pedestrian bridge.
Restoration of the riverbank will include stabilizing the bank and rehabilitating the area by planting 62 shrubs and 5 trees and constructing 40 metres of pathway.
Construction will begin the week of March 30, 2015 and may take up to eight weeks.
Impact to citizens
No road closures or detours are anticipated. Construction site access is by Elbow Drive S.W.
A detour of the nearby pathway will be in place for the duration of the construction. Temporary pathway closures and detours will be communicated through pathway signs and calgary.ca/parks.