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Ward 1 News: Riverbank Project

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Ward 1 official websiteUpcoming River Erosion Protection Project

Water Services has an upcoming river erosion protection project, located on the right bank of the Bow River, north of Bow Green Crescent N.W. The site is located on the south bank of the Bow River, between the Canadian Pacific Rail (CPR) Bridge and the pedestrian bridge that crosses the Bow River (just north of Bow Green Crescent N.W.). The site extends from just west of the pedestrian bridge, eastwards approximately 100 meters to the CP Rail Bridge.


In the June 2013 Flood, portions of the bank along the Bow River suffered riverbank erosion. The current condition of the riverbank includes exposed bank areas and vegetation, damage to pathway and loss of rip rap (large rock) around storm water outfalls. The restoration of the riverbank will require stabilizing the slope, protecting it from further erosion and restoring the pathway.

Project Details

  • The permanent riverbank restoration involves placement of approximately 100 meters of rip rap (large rock) at the toe of the slope, with vegetated banks restored above the rock. The vegetated banks will be a combination of willow plantings and species native to the area.
  • The pathway connection underneath of the CPR Bridge is not included in the scope of work for this project. Negotiations with CPR are ongoing for construction of the pathway connection.
  • Construction fencing will be in place for the duration of this project.
  • This project is scheduled to start the week of April 6, 2015 and it is expected to take approximately six to eight weeks.

Construction Impacts

  • Construction vehicles, equipment and a small lay-down area for supplies will occupy a small parcel of land east of the fence line on CPR right of way.
  • The entire work site will be fenced off with construction fencing. There will be no access to the Bowmont pedestrian bridge for the duration of construction. The remainder of the pathway will remain open.
  • Access to the construction site will be along Bowness Road, 70 Street, 44 Avenue and 69 Street N.W. into the CPR right of way (east of the fence line).
  • No Parking will be in effect on 44 Avenue between 69 Street and 70 Street N.W. for the duration of construction to allow haul vehicles to have a proper turn radius and access the site (see site map).
  • Work will be done work from 7:00 a.m. until 6:00pm for approximately six to seven days a week.

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


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