UPDATE: Sarcee Trail SW scheduled for pavement rehabilitation
On the weekend of Saturday, September 14 City of Calgary crews will repave the road surface of Sarcee Trail S.W. from Glenmore Trail/Highway 8 to Richmond Road S.W. as part of The City’s Surface Overlay Paving program. This work is weather dependent.
- Saturday, September 14: Southbound Sarcee Trail S.W. between Glenmore Trail/Highway 8 and Richmond Road S.W. will be closed from 4 a.m. to 7 p.m. Traffic will be detoured.
- Sunday, September 15: Northbound Sarcee Trail between Glenmore Trail S.W. and Richmond Road S.W. will be closed from 4 a.m. to 7 p.m. Traffic will be detoured.
Surface Overlay Paving Program
Here in Calgary, we sit in a unique climate that is particularly hard on our roads – with the frequent frost and thaw fluctuations throughout our spring and winter months, maintaining the quality of our roads is an ongoing battle. Each spring, Roads crews repave several kilometers of roadway throughout The City as part of the annual surface overlay paving program. During this time, City crews work two shifts, seven days a week to take full advantage of the short road construction season. This paving program is also partially completed by private sector forces under contract.
Roads Construction creates a list of roads that will be repaved during the summer construction season and divides that list by ward. You can see the Ward 6 paving schedule and map here. Roads crews complete repaving where roads are too badly damaged to be repaired piecemeal by filling in potholes and cracks.
Affected residences and businesses receive notice from The City in early spring notifying them that their road is scheduled for road work. Closer to the time when work is to begin on your road, paving signs advising of the work will be placed in your area. Any closures or detours are communicated through the daily traffic release in the City of Calgary Newsroom and the Advanced Traveler Information System.
Paving at Bow Trail and 9 Ave SW
Paving work will be undertaken on 9 Avenue SW/Bow Trail beginning on Wednesday, May 1. This schedule is subject to change depending on weather and other circumstances. Up to date traffic restrictions and detours will be available at calgary.ca/trafficinfo.
Pothole Repair Program
Roads is also responsible for the annual pothole repair program. They inspect city roadways throughout the year to identify areas that need pavement repairs. Major roads are inspected twice a month and collector roads once a month. They rely on 311 reports from citizens and on incidental reporting by field crews to identify needs on residential roads. Pothole repairs generally begin in April, depending on weather, and continue throughout the summer months. Because the repairs require dry pavement and warm weather conditions to be effective, sometimes Roads crews are not able to begin repairs until later in the season. The majority of repairs are done during the day, but repairs on major roads are done at night when there is less traffic.
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