The existing South Richmond Storm Trunk, which currently crosses the Tsuu T’ina Nation’s lands, is being relocated as a part of the land transfer agreement with the Tsuu T’ina Nation for the Southwest Calgary Ring Road project. The replacement storm trunk will be constructed by The City within the 37 Street SW road right-of-way, south of Lakeview Drive SW, to a new discharge point in the Elbow River. More information can be found on the project website.
Update September 24, 2015
Phase I construction is progressing on schedule. Approximately 400 metres of the storm trunk has now been installed south of 66 Avenue SW. Two of three vaults are complete and the third will be installed when the tunnel portion is connected to the open cut portion. Starting early October 2015, tunnelling construction will be 24-hours. To minimize disruption crews may surround equipment with noise-dampening enclosures; directional lighting to contain light pollution to the worksite; and limit truck traffic to daytime hours. View the September construction update newsletter.
Update August 17, 2015
Beginning in late August, the Weaselhead Flats parking lot will be closed for about two weeks for storm trunk construction. Alternative parking is available in North Glenmore Park.
Beginning the week of August 17, there will be no accesss to North Glenmore Park from 37 Street SW or 66 Avenue SW. The closure is expected to last one month for storm trunk construction. Access to North Glenmore Park will be available at the Crowchild Trail SW entrance.
Update July 27, 2015
Beginning on Wednesday, July 29, 2015, a City-approved arbourist will prune the trees on City property along the east side of 37 street S.W. This will prevent the trees from being damaged by vehicles and construction traffic. Parking will not be permitted on 37 Street S.W. during pruning. Phase one construction (from south of Lakeview Drive to 66 avenue SW) is scheduled to begin in August.
Update February 2, 2015
The City of Calgary held an information session regarding the 37 Street SW storm trunk replacement project. At the information session information was provided about the design, alignment and upcoming construction.
If you were not able to attend the information session, the display boards are available online for viewing. I encourage you to provide feedback based on the display boards via the online survey, which will only be available until February 8, 2015.
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