With spring finally here, work is getting ready to ramp up on the "ATCO lands" on the south side of 50th Avenue west of Crowchild. These lands became city lands a number of years ago when the military closed down the base. The last couple of years have seen a lot of remediation to the site in preparation for redevelopment. There was significant environmental contamination on the site from the many decades that it operated as the western Canadian aircraft repair centre for the Canadian Forces. That cleanup was completed last summer.
The work this summer should be starting within the next couple of weeks, depending on the weather. The focus this summer, now that the environmental remediation is completed as well as the installation of the utilities onsite, is going to be the road network, both within the site and surrounding it.
Forand Street will be completed and connected up to 50th Ave at the intersection. That work will happen first and should take around 4 -5 weeks to complete.
Mount Royal Gate (50th Ave west of Crowchild) will be rebuilt over the summer, starting with the north side. That work is hopefully going to start on May 2nd. The two north lanes will be closed to allow for the work, which includes building a separated bike lane/regional pathway. At the same time, the regional pathway/bike lane will also be added on the south side of the roadway. Once the work is completed on the north lanes, traffic will be shifted there and work will happen on the south side. Also happening this summer will be the addition of a sidewalk along Richard Road south of Mount Royal Gate.
It is anticipated that the paving and roadwork will be completed in October, (again weather dependant!). That means that it will be too late to get the landscaping and tree planting done this year, so trees will be planted in the new boulevards next summer.
That is the general construction plan and schedule at this time. If and when any changes or further updates are available we will pass them along to you.
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