The City is making some needed infrastructure improvements to the
Glenmore Dam that will help manage our supply of drinking water while giving
us the ability to better manage high and low water flows.
The first phase of the Glenmore Dam Infrastructure Improvements Program is the Utilities Relocation Project. This project will move the water and gas utility lines currently running across the top of the dam to a new tunnel being excavated underneath the Elbow River. This is needed to allow access to the dam for the phase two upgrades, which include a new bridge deck with better access for maintenance and pathway users, concrete work on the face of the dam, and a new steel gate and hoist system that will effectively double the capacity of the reservoir.
There will be no impact to reservoir users while utilities are being relocated. Once phase two begins, reservoir water levels may need to be lowered to access certain parts of the dam. We do not expect this to be necessary until October 2017.
Construction has begun for phase one and is anticipated to be complete in spring 2017. Phase 2 construction will begin in 2017 and the new steel gates and elevated hoist system is expected to be operational by 2020.
Construction is tentatively scheduled from January 2016 to June 2020.
||Request for Proposal for Utility Replacement construction issued|
||Contract award for Utility Replacement construction|
to April 2017
|Utility Replacement construction (Phase 1)|
||Request for Proposal for Main Dam construction issued|
| September 2017
||Contract award for Main Dam construction|
to June 2020
|Main Dam construction (Phase 2)|