Great news for local residents, businesses and frequenters of Kensington, one of Calgary’s most beloved shopping districts. Work on improvements to Kensington’s public realm is set to begin on Monday April 4th and will continue, one block at a time, into October.
With over 270 shops and services in Kensington, pedestrian access is important for this thriving shopping district. The project will replace damaged and ageing infrastructure in Kensington’s public realm. Work will be done on 10 Street N.W. between Memorial Drive and 5 Avenue N.W. and on Kensington Road between 10 Street N.W. and 14 Street N.W to enhance sidewalks and improve lighting.
Construction will take place one block at a time with each block will take approximately two weeks to complete (weather permitting). While construction is ongoing, access to businesses will be maintained through temporary wooden boardwalks. Pedestrian access will be maintained by using a parking lane as a temporary sidewalk during construction.
The project aligns with several City policies including the Calgary Transportation Plan and the Complete Streets Policy developed to create more liveable neighbourhoods and encourage people to travel by foot, bicycle or transit. Construction is expected cost approximately $2.7 million. Council appropriated the funds to this project in part because the area continues to experience a great deal of redevelopment. Upon completion, this project will improve the experience of visitors and residents in the Kensington area for years to come.
More information on this project can be found at Calgary.ca/kensington
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