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2019 Paving Program

 
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The City of Calgary’s annual paving program runs each year from June to October and includes approximately 40 locations. The paving program is comprised of two steps: the repair or replacement of concrete sidewalks, wheelchair ramps, and curbs and gutters and, in the same section, the repair or replacement of asphalt roadway. This ensures the best use of resources and budget and minimizes the impact the paving program has on citizens.

Projects take a few days to twelve weeks to complete. The season is short and the work requires dry conditions so City crews and contractors work seven days a week. Work typically takes place 7 a.m. to 10 p.m. Monday through Saturday and 9 a.m. to 10 p.m. Sundays and Statutory holidays. Nighttime work is occasionally necessary to complete work on major roadways, or to ensure there is minimal impact to traffic during rush hour.

2019 paving schedule

See the major paving work scheduled for each city quadrant below, or use the Roadway activities map for a visual overview of all planned paving locations. Please note, locations may be added or delayed due to budget availability.

Major paving projects - 2019

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Location Schedule
19 St. N.W. Between 18 Ave. N.W. and John Laurie Blvd. N.W. 2019
20 Ave. N.W. Between 14 St. N.W. and 16 St. N.W. 2019
3 Ave. N.W. Between 26 St. N.W. and 37 St. N.W. 2019
4 St. N.W. Between 10 Ave. N.W. and 4 St. N.W. 2019
53 St. N.W. Between 40 Ave. N.W. and Varsity Estates Dr. N.W. 2019
Cambrian Heights N.W. Between Northmount. N.W. and Rosehill Dr. N.W. & Intersection of Cambrian Dr. N.W. and 10 St. N.W. 2019
Crowchild Tr. N.W. (NB and SB) Between Rocky Ridge Rd. N.W. and Twelve Mile Coulee Rd. N.W. 2019
Dalhart Rd. N.W. Between Dalton Dr. N.W. and Dalford Rd. N.W. 2019
Dalton Dr. N.W. Between Dalhousie Dr. N.W. and Dalhart Rd. N.W. 2019
Edgemont Blvd. N.W. Between John Laurie Blvd. N.W. and Shaganappi Tr. N.W. 2019
Hawkwood Hill N.W. Between John Laurie Blvd. N.W. and Hawksbrow Dr. N.W. 2019
MacEwan Dr. N.W. Between 14 St. N.W. (N Leg) and 14 St. N.W. (S Leg) 2019
Parkdale Blvd. N.W. Between 32 St. N.W. and Kensington Rd. N.W. 2019
Scenic Acres Blvd. N.W. Between Nose Hill Dr. N.W. and Scurfield Dr. N.W. 2019
University Dr. N.W. Between Crowchild Tr. N.W. and 24 Ave. N.W. 2019
Northmount Dr. N.W. Between Carol Dr. N.W. and Northland Dr. N.W.  ​2019
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Location Schedule
11 St. N.E. Between 65 Ave. N.E. and 57 Ave. N.E. 2019
64 Ave. N.E. Between Castleridge Blvd. N.E. and Falconridge Blvd.N.E. & Intersection of 64 Ave.N.E. and Falconridge Blvd. N.E. 2019
9 St. N.E. Between 64 Ave. N.E. and 68 Ave. N.E. 2019
Beddington Blvd. N.E. Between 4 St. N.E. and Beddington Tr. N.E. & Intersection of Beddington Tr. N.E. and Beddington Blvd. N.E. 2019
Castleridge Dr. N.E. Between Falconridge Blvd. N.E. and Castleridge Blvd. N.E. 2019
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50 Ave. S.W. Between Macleod S.W. and West CDS 2019
James McKevitt Rd. S.W. Between Millrise Blvd. S.E. and Macleod Tr. S. & Ramps of James McKevitt Rd. S.W. and Macleod Tr. S. On hold
Lancaster Way S.W. Between 63 Ave. S.W. and Lakeview Dr. S.W. 2019
Macleod Tr. S.W. Between 58 Ave. S.W. and Glenmore Tr. S.W. 2019
2 St. S.W. between 26 Ave. S.W. and 12 Ave. S.W. 2019
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Location Schedule
14 Ave. S.E. Between 24 St. S.E. and 28 St. S.E. 2019
34 Ave. S.E. Between Dartmouth Rd S.E. and Macleod Tr. S. 2019
36 Ave. S.E. Between Railway and Macleod Tr. S. 2019
Barlow Tr. S.E. Between Shepard Rd. S.E. and Deerfoot Tr. S.E. 2019
Centre St. S. Between 2 Ave. S.E. and 5 Ave. S.E. 2019
Centre St. S. Between 58 Ave. S.E. and Glenmore Tr. S.E. 2019
Intersection of Anderson Rd. S.E. and Macleod Tr. S. Ramps 2019
Radisson Dr. S.E. Between 16 Ave. S.E. and 17 Ave. S.E. 2019
Shawville Gate S.E. Between 6 St. S.W. and Shawville Blvd. S.E. 2019
Sun Valley Blvd. S.E. Between Sunpark Dr. S.E. and Sun Harbour Rd. S.E. 2019
Sun Harbour Rd. S.E. Between Sun Valley Bv. S.E. and Sunmills Dr. S.E. ​2019
 

Paving schedule traffic impacts

For information on all roadwork that can affect your commute, parking space or sidewalk use, please refer to one or more of the following daily traffic information resources.

  • Twitter@yyctransport – follow our Transportation Twitter account. We post the day's planned road / lane closures every weekday morning at 6 a.m., and any unplanned disruptions as they happen throughout the day.
  • calgary.ca/trafficinfo – find real-time information on road disruptions (detours, lane/road closures, accidents etc), including paving activities, that may affect your movement around Calgary.
  • newsroom.calgary.ca – check out our daily road closures notice along with other important City news. Better yet, become a subscriber to get all our news automatically sent to your Inbox.
  • 106.5 FM – tune in to our dedicated Traffic Advisory Radio station for up to the minute information that'll help keep you on the move.

We appreciate your patience through this year's paving season. Please obey all posted signs and speed limits to help us get the job done safely, quickly and cost effectively.​

Frequently Asked Questions

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Each year’s paving program includes approximately 40 locations where City and contracted crews are replacing damaged asphalt and concrete.

Use the Calgary Roadway Activity Map to see this year’s paving projects, next year’s tentative paving projects and where The City has repaved in the last two years.

Roadway Activity Map with Paving Legend screenshot

Planned paving work is impacted by:

  • Budget;
  • Utility coordination – if a utility in the area needs repair or replacement, The City will delay repaving until underground utility repair is complete. This minimizes the impact on the community and ensures efficient use of resources and budget; and
  • Weather conditions – weather needs to be warm and dry for paving work to take place. If the season is atypically wet or cold, paving work may need to be delayed until the following season.
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If paving work is scheduled for your area, you’ll receive a hand-delivered notice one to two weeks before work starts. There will also be signs posted in the community alerting you to any parking bans, sidewalk detours and closures, and other short-term impacts.
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The City follows a multi-step process that aligns with industry best practices, to objectively evaluate the condition of Calgary’s road network and identify priorities for each paving season.

Step 1: Annual Condition Survey: City crews conduct sample inspections and record the condition of Calgary streets. Both the surface condition of the road as well as the condition of the road sub-structure is evaluated.

Step 2: Data collected during the Annual Condition Survey is analyzed using an advanced modelling system called the Pavement Management System. This system uses the defects in the surface of each street to determine deterioration rates and objectively establish the overall roadway condition.

Step 3: The overall roadway condition generated by the Pavement Management System is translated to the Pavement Quality Index (PQI) where road conditions are rated from 0 (worst) to 10 (best). The PQI of a road may change from year to year. The Visual Condition Index, or VCI, is a subset of PQI data.

Step 4: The Pavement Management System forecasts multi-year models to identify the correct treatment (crack sealing, micro-surfacing, repaving, etc.) at the right time for specific roads. Priorities will be adjusted so that major infrastructure projects, utility replacements, or budgetary changes are taken into account. This ensures paving budgets are used effectively for the whole roadway network.

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Base repairs Permeable fabrics, which strengthen, reinforce and improve drainage, are used to repair alligator cracking and distortion caused by settlement or heave. Installation involves excavating the area, putting the permeable fabrics in place, laying down and compacting new gravel and finally repaving the road surface.

Crack sealing keeps excess moisture from penetrating asphalt and preventing further cracking, potholes and deterioration of the road. As soon as the sealant pouring into the crack is dry, the road can be driven on.

Microsurfacing is similar to crack sealing, however, instead of being applied to a single, small area it is applied across the entire road. This cost-effective solution slows down the natural deterioration of the road and preserves road lifetime without costly and disruptive construction. Learn more about micro surfacing – an innovative solution.

Pothole repair is a major component of our city’s roadway maintenance. The City of Calgary fills over 40,000 potholes each year. Explore the annual pothole repair program to learn what causes potholes and how The City repairs them.

Repaving is when the old pavement surface is milled away and new asphalt is laid down. To learn more about the paving process, please see the  road work brochure. Look at this year’s paving schedule to see where The City is repaving this year.

Road reconstruction consists of completely removing and replacing an existing road and its substructure. This is the most costly rehabilitation method, and a roadway only qualifies for full reconstruction if: it is extremely deteriorated, other treatments (such as repaving or spray patching) will not be effective, and the cost of other repairs will be higher than the cost of reconstructing the road. A fully reconstructed road will last up to 20 years.

Slabjacking creates a solid foundation under pavement to correct settling in the road. Holes are cored into the settled roadway and grout is injected to fill any voids. The road is raised and leveled, and finished to match the existing roadway.

Spray Patching is a quick, efficient, and cost-effective way to repair cracked and damaged pavement using an emulsified mixture of asphalt and gravel. Large cracks, potholes, localized raveling, alligator cracking and gaps at the lip of gutters can be corrected quickly. The road can be driven on almost immediately after the repair and after two weeks, the patched areas blend into the surrounding asphalt.

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To help Calgarians know what is happening in our city, The City developed the Calgary Roadway Activities Map. It shows where road construction and repair work is happening in Calgary, as well as where Capital Works Projects, permits and work orders, special events, and more are taking place.
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