The City is widening Anderson Road SW to six lanes between the Southwest Calgary Ring Road (SWCRR) and Elbow Drive as part of the SWCRR project. Construction on this project is expected to begin in June 2017 and will be wrapped up by the end of 2018.
In preparation for the start of construction, approximately 111 trees will be removed along Anderson Road between Elbow Drive and the future SWCRR beginning Wednesday, April 5th and will take approximately two weeks to complete.
The City examined the trees to be removed and found that many were not in good health and are not able to be replanted elsewhere. Approximately 12 of the larger trees will be used for a Parks and Water Resources initiative for creating fish habitat.
The remaining trees will be mulched and that mulch will be placed near the project area and be free for the public to take. The mulch will be available in mid April for two to three weeks once all of the tree removals have been completed and the equipment has left the area.
The mulch pile will be placed off of the west side of 14 Street, south of Anderson Road which is near to a spot for people to park safely. Residents are asked to bring shovels and bags to collect the mulch.
By the time the Anderson Road widening project wraps up at the end of 2018, The City will have replanted 281 poplar and spruce trees along this stretch of Anderson Road.
Update April 24, 2017
Unfortunately, due to the wet weather in April, The City has had to postpone making the mulch available. Once the dates and location have been confirmed, it will be posted on this webpage.
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