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Pumphouse Theatre - outfall repair and infrastructure upgrade

About the project

The June 2013 flood event damaged outfall B69, the water intake duct structure, and damaged and exposed the bank-embedded intake chamber structure.

Water Services proposes to complete this project in two stages. Stage one will include the removal of the abandoned concrete water intake structure. Work on stage one will be from mid-August 2017 to mid-October 2017. Stage two will include the repair to outfall B69 and bank stabilization surrounding the outfall. Stage two will be completed in 2018.

Construction activities associated with the project will include re-routing the storm piping and repairing the outfall, removing debris from river, demolishing and removing the old concrete water intake structure, and stabilizing the riverbank. The removal of the intake structure will be conducted with the use of heavy equipment and divers.

This project will require additional rehabilitation in the year following the water intake structure being removed to allow river gravel to naturally fill in a large and deep hole within the Bow River created by this work.

Construction Impacts

Water Services is coordinating this work with Pumphouse Theatre, Parks, Pathways, the Crowchild Trail Bridge Project in Roads, and Calgary Special Events. We are also working with our contractor to mitigate construction impacts as much as possible which will include a pathway detour around the work site.

  • Construction fencing will be in place for the duration of this project.
  • Access to the construction site will be from Pumphouse Road S.W.
  • Construction vehicles, equipment and a small lay-down area for supplies will occupy the maintained Parks space north of Pumphouse Theatre and the maintained City of Calgary snow dump site to the east. Both areas will be fenced off for construction access only.
  • Work will be performed from 7 a.m. until 9 p.m. for approximately three months.
  • The temporary staging area and access route will be restored to original condition.
  • There will be a pathway detour around the Pumphouse Theatre.For more information about the project please see the latest construction notice, or contact 311 with your questions or concerns (24 hours a day seven days a week).