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Natural Gas Distribution work planned for Highway 8 and the intersection of Bow Trail & Sarcee Trail

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Ward 6 official websiteNatural Gas Distribution work planned for the intersection of Bow Trail and Sarcee Trail:

The natural gas distribution line proposed to cross under the intersection of Sarcee and Bow Trail is required as part of the ATCO UPR Project.  In coordination with the City of Calgary, detailed design has been completed and the project has been issued for tender.  The design takes into consideration current long term plans for the intersection (which does not include an interchange). Please view the overview of the proposed crossing location as well as proposed depths under the existing intersection ATCO-Gas_SarceeTr-BowTr_ProposedCrossing.pdfATCO-Gas_SarceeTr-BowTr_ProposedCrossing.pdf. The construction method across the intersection will be completed by Horizontal Directional Drill (HDD), which is a trenchless installation method.
The City of Calgary Transportation Department intersection plans are still under a feasibility study at this location. ATCO Gas anticipates installing the proposed crossing in Q2 2017 to allow the Transportation Planning department to finalize the long term plans for the intersection.  ATCO will continue to coordinate this work with the City of Calgary. 

Natural Gas Transmission work planned along Highway 8 (future Stoney Trail):

 ATCO Pipelines plans to begin construction on the West Calgary Connector Project in Q2 of 2017 with an approximate construction duration of 6 months, however, this timing is subject to the Alberta Utilities Commission facilities application process that is currently underway. 

ATCO will be notifying residents of the work scheduled to take place. For the distribution work, residents will receive a postcard UPR-postcard-9x6_20160518.pdfUPR-postcard-9x6_20160518.pdf approximately two weeks prior to construction in addition to a letter from the contractor outlining the specifics of the work. A separate construction notification will be sent to residents within line-of-sight of the transmission construction work happening as part of the West Calgary Connector project. Additionally, notification packages were also sent to residents and landowners within 200 m in the fall of last year and an Open House was held in October 2015.  

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On all correspondence, residents are directed to where additional information and a map of the route are hosted. A phone number is also listed if you have additional questions.

Check out the Twitter feed, @ATCOgas (distribution work) and @ATCOPipelines (transmission work),  which will inform commuters a few days prior to and during construction.

Project information and maps can be found on the following sites:

Downtown to Strathcona

West Calgary Connector

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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