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Ward 11 News: 61st Avenue SW Greenway Corridor

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The 2008 Chinook Station Area Plan (SAP) aims to create an attractive, walkable and complete urban corridor, with a stonger connection between Chinook LRT Station and Chinook Centre, opportunities for economic development, and balanced mobility choices with enhanced opportunities for travel by foot, bicycle and transit.
 
This node will act as a centre for accessible shopping, including Chinook Centre and the shops along 61 Avenue SW, employment and residential opportunities, as well as a transit hub to many other parts of the city by LRT and bus.
 
The project team will be holding information sessions at Chinook Centre to provide an update to the public, as construction is to begin this month, May 2016. These sessions will be held on:
  • Saturday, April 30 from 12:30 to 3:30 pm
  • Tuesday, May 3 from 11:00 am to 2:00 pm
  • Thursday, May 5 from 5:00 to 8:00 pm 
Want more details? Check out the 61 Avenue SW Greenway Corridor project website.
 
 

Project Scope

The project will be designed to make the corridor a safe, appealing, attractive and complete urban corridor. Potential improvements may include: 
  • New, wider multi-use pathways
  • Landscaping
  • Improved lighting
  • Street furniture
  • Transit plaza enhancements
 

Project Benefits

  • Create an enjoyable, safe and more appealing space in a high volume pedestrian area.
  • Improve safety for multiple modes of travel.
  • Support employment and residential redevelopment of the Chinook Major Activity Center, as defined in the Municipal Development Plan.
  • Reduce long-term infrastructure and operating costs by supporting redevelopment and slowing the outward expansion of Calgary, as outlined in the Investing in Mobility Plan.
 

Project timeline

  • Conceptual/preliminary design - Completed Spring 2015
  • Public Open House – April 26, 2015
  • Detailed design - Completed Fall 2015
  • Information Sessions - April 30, May 3 & 5, 2016
  • Construction - Anticipated for May 2016
  • Completion - Fall 2017
 

Construction Impacts

There will be construction impacts for pedestrians and motorists along the corridor:
  • Driving: While there will be some lane closures, there will always ne at least one eastbound and one westbound lane open for traffic.
  • Walking: Detours will be in place, however, the sidewalk on either the north or south side of 61 Avenue SW will always be open.
 
 

 
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