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New Sunnyside storm lift station

Several storm drainage infrastructure upgrades are taking place in the community as part of the Sunnyside Community Drainage Improvement Project. Together, all of these upgrades will work towards addressing the localized flooding that occurs in the area.

The new Sunnyside storm lift station will be located at 200 Memorial Drive N.W. between the Calgary Curling Club and the Calgary Parking Authority (CPA) parking lot.

The new lift station will alleviate localized flooding in the south east area of Sunnyside as well as overland flooding on Memorial Dr. N.W., keeping it open for Emergency services, citizens and City trouble crews.

Through the Sunnyside Lift Station Engage page we heard from you on the architectural finishes of the lift station. As part of Sunnyside storm lift station project, we are also looking into providing the following amenities:

  • A water fountain/bottle filling station
  • Suitably graded area at the bottom of the Crescent Heights stairway to prevent current water pooling issues
  • A prepped base for the addition of a fitness park immediately north of the lift station in coordination with City Parks
  • Two washrooms which will be available for public use as maintenance funding becomes available
  • Community Art on the east and west walls of the lift station through the Public Art Program in 2020

Construction of the new storm lift station is anticipated to begin Spring 2019. Details on construction impacts will be updated as they become available.


Anticipated Stage 1 Construction Detours: Initial Set-up

Anticipated Stage 1 Construction Detours: Initial Set-up 

  • East pathway will be closed for construction, while a temporary pedestrian access route will be open on the west side.
  • The west portion of the parking lot will be closed to accommodate initial set up of construction material and equipment.

Anticipated Stage 2 Construction Detours: Lift Station Building Construction

Anticipated Stage 2 Construction Detours: Lift Station Building Constructio 

  • A temporary east and west pedestrian access route will be open.
  • A smaller area of the west side of the parking lot will be closed during the construction of the lift station.

Anticipated Stage 3 Construction Detours: Lift Station Building Construction

Anticipated Stage 3 Construction Detours: Lift Station Building Construction 

  • The west pathway will be closed for construction and a temporary east pedestrian access route will be open.
  • A smaller area of the west side of the parking lot will be closed during the construction of the lift station and pathway re-alignment.

Utility Work on Memorial DR NW

  • There will be catchbasin, manhole and pipe installation work on westbound and eastbound Memorial DR NW for approximately 5 weeks – Q1 2020
  • Two way traffic split detours will be arranged along westbound Memorial Drive for work on the south side of Memorial Dr. N.W.
  • Similarly, two way traffic split detours will be arranged along eastbound Memorial Drive for work on the north side of Memorial Dr. N.W.

Proposed New Sunnyside Storm Lift Station Location
Map of proposed new storm lift location (click to enlarge)


For more details on the engagement process, visit the project's engage page.

Read about improvements being made to the existing storm lift station in Sunnyside.