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Nose Creek sanitary upgrades

The Nose Creek Sanitary Sewer Trunk project will help expand the capacity of our sanitary sewer system in north Calgary. It will move sanitary sewage flows from communities in north Calgary to the Bonnybrook Wastewater Treatment Plant. The upgrades are needed to meet future growth needs in north Calgary, Airdrie, Balzac, and the Calgary International Airport.

Project Summary

The contractor has installed pipe from the north side of McKnight Blvd, connecting to pipe that was already installed north of Beaverdam Road in 2015. Additionally, significant improvements were made to the 6 St NE road surface.

At Laycock Park, work that began in 2012 is expected to be completed by April 2017 and includes installation of a short section of sanitary sewer pipe underneath Nose Creek and replacement of storm outfall N31.

Laycock Park construction site

The construction site is in the highlighted red area. The laydown area for the equipment is in the parking lot highlighted in yellow. Pathways will be unaffected by this work.

After work at Laycock Park is complete, an important connection between the existing sewer and the newly-built sewer can be completed. This diversion manhole will be built near the south gates to Laycock Park at 6 Street N.E. This work is estimated to start by May 2017.

Construction impacts

  • Several large pumps and generators will be used to divert Nose Creek around the construction site. There will be noise from these pumps and generators, and they will be running 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Steps will be taken to minimize this noise as much as possible.
  • Lay down areas for construction equipment will be in the Laycock Park parking lot which is currently closed.
  • Construction access will be from 6 Street N.E., with some intermittent access required via Blackthrone Road.
  • Noise and dust impacts will be monited and will adhere to City bylaws.
  • Work hours are typically Monday to Saturday, from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m., with some days going as late as 9 p.m.
  • The length of construction can vary depending on the location of the work, condition of the soil, the condition of existing utilities, seasonal activities, availability of materials and difficulty and location of the excavation.

For more information

If you have any questions or concerns, please contact 311 (24 hours, seven days a week).

We regret the inconvenience our work may cause, and thank you for your patience as we continue work on this critical infrastructure.