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Ward 3 News: McKnight Boulevard Widening project update

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The McKnight Boulevard Widening project is progressing well and is ready to move into the next phase of construction.  Reconstruction of the south lanes between 12th and 19th Street N.E. is almost complete.

On June 5, the newly paved south lanes will open to traffic and the lanes on the north side will be closed for reconstruction. Westbound traffic will be directed onto the new lanes in the median during construction. The new multi-use pathway on the south side is nearing completion and will be opened as soon as it is safe to do so. Traffic speed is reduced from 70 to 50 km/h in the construction zone.

Two other items to note:
Temporary closure of access to 15th Street S.E. from McKnight Boulevard

  • On westbound McKnight Boulevard, right-in and right-out access to 15th Street N.E. will be closed from June 5 to mid-August 2016 while reconstruction work is completed on the north side.
  • 15th Street N.E. will re-open for right-in and right-out access only after mid-August 2016.
  • There is currently no access onto eastbound lanes of McKnight Boulevard to and from 15th Street S.E. and this closure will remain in place permantently.

Alberta Transportation bridge project

  • Alberta Transportation will be undertaking bridge rehabilitation work over Deerfoot Trail at McKnight Boulevard N.E.
  • Work will start soon after Calgary Stampede ends (approximately July 18th) and will last for approximately six to eight weeks.
  • The project will involve lane closures but two lanes will remain open for traffic in each direction.  The lanes will be narrowed and access to the bridge for semi-trailer trucks will be restricted from all directions.
  • The McKnight Boulevard N.E. Widening Project and Alberta Transportation will coordinate their construction in order to minimize traffic impacts.

Once construction is complete, there will be three lanes on the south side for eastbound traffic and three lanes on the north side for westbound traffic.  Construction will be complete by fall 2016.

This content represents the personal views and opinions of the Ward Councillor and should not be taken as a statement of policy of The City of Calgary. The inclusion of any external content does not imply endorsement by The City of Calgary.

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