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17 Avenue Light Synchronization

Traffic Light Signal Engineers are currently programing and testing controllers for any malfunctions between the West LRT and pedestrian and vehicles, which include new clearing of track phases (delayed red light) to allow vehicles to cross LRT tracks. These new controllers will be installed on 17th Ave & Simcoe Blvd and Sirocco Drive traffic lights, allowing for more flexibility and control over signal lights, including pedestrian crossings and advanced left turns. The engineers are currently on track for a scheduled installation by the end of summer 2014.


A pathway will be built on the west side of 69 Street from 17 Ave to the bus stop just south of Christie Estates Boulevard.

2014 Snow and Ice Control (SNIC) Budget Update

To date, Calgary has received 105.5 centimeters of snow, significantly higher than the 30 year average of 90.04 centimeters. An increased level of service was required to ensure city streets, including many residential roadways, were salted, sanded and plowed. The total cost for the Snow and Ice Control (SNIC) on city roads for the 2013/2014 season was $45 million dollars, which includes $17.8 million for residential snow clearing. This is above the $33.4 million annual budget.

Spring Clean-up

The 2014 Spring Clean-up program will officially begin on April 22, 2014. The program typically begins a week earlier, but has been pushed back due to current weather conditions.
All communities will receive street sweeping this season, however the budget reduction will result in some service level change, including:

  • Spring Clean-up activities will extend through the summer months. In past years, crews have completed street sweeping in time for Stampede. Due to the changes in resources this season, crews will continue street sweeping activities after Stampede and throughout the summer months.

Spring Clean-up operations will be evaluated after thus season has been completed. Roads is currently reviewing the 2013/2014 winter season to determine how to better serve Calgarians.

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