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Phase II - Glenmore Dam Infrastructure Improvements

The second phase of the Glenmore Dam Infrastructure Improvements Program is now underway, and includes 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.

About the project

  • The decommissioned (out of service) gas and water lines on the bridge deck will be removed.
  • The entire bridge deck will be demolished.
  • Concrete rehabilitation work will be performed on the dam face and deck support elements, including modifications to the spillway face.
  • Additional anchoring will be placed through the dam structure.
  • New, 2.5m high steel gates, complete with automated hoists, will be installed on the dam spillway.
  • A new bridge deck, including an elevated hoist/maintenance platform, will be constructed.

Photo Gallery - Unclassified

  • Original Timber Stoplogs
  • Proposed Architectural Design
  • Proposed Architectural Designn - Downtown view

Construction impacts:

  • The public pathway across the Glenmore Dam bridge deck will be closed from September 30th, 2017 until project completion (estimated spring 2020). A detour is in place, as is signage.
  • The primary work/laydown area will be located on the south side of Glenmore Dam – access to the site will be from 14th Street SW. Additional work areas will be established north of the dam – access to these will be through the Glenmore Water Treatment Plant North Gate, off of 50th Avenue SW.
  • The Glenmore Reservoir may need to be lowered to facilitate certain components of construction – reservoir users have been engaged through City Recreation and updates will be issued accordingly.
  • Construction vehicles, equipment and a laydown area for supplies will occupy only the defined work areas. The construction area will be fenced off for safety with no public access to these areas.
  • Work will be performed from 7 a.m. until 7 p.m., Monday through Friday, and from 7 a.m. until 2 p.m. Saturdays for approximately 2 ½ years. Periods of 24 hour activity are anticipated but are not expected to cause noise related issues.
  • No impacts to traffic are expected.

Construction Duration:

  • Construction is expected to take approximately 2 ½ years to complete and will begin September 2017.