UPDATE: The original plan was to complete this work in 2014, however, design development is still currently underway and construction scheduling will not be known until design completion. More information should be available in late August.
Transportation Infrastructure will replace the pedestrian bridge at the Rundle CTrain Station in 2014 in order to bring the bridge up to current accessibility standards. The project includes new pedestrian bridge ramps, which will have a more gradual grade than the current bridge (8.5% with landings every nine metres as opposed to the current 11%); the removal of the elevation difference (stairs and ramp) where the bridge meets the station head; new lighting on the bridge; and aesthetic and plaza area improvements to enhance the pedestrian environment. Click here to view the renderings for the new bridge.
Communities and stakeholders adjacent to the Rundle pedestrian bridge and the travelling public will receive communication about the project and the impacts to them on an ongoing basis. Shallow utility relocation work will begin in January, which may involve some short-term lane closures. Construction on the pedestrian bridge will start in March and is expected to be complete by the end of the year. Transportation Infrastructure are currently assessing disruptions to access (e.g., temporary ramp closures) and how to maintain Calgary Transit service for those who cannot access the station via the stairs.
Information on this project is available at www.calgary.ca/4carplatforms.
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