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Inglewood / Ramsay area projects

The City is investing in one of Calgary's oldest neighbourhoods to keep it safe, beautiful and vibrant.
 

8 Street closure at the CP crossing of 9 Avenue S.E. permanently closed starting on Jan. 15, 2020

8 Street S.E. is closing at the crossing with Canadian Pacific Railway (CP) (south of 9 Avenue S.E.) to all vehicles, pedestrians and cyclists. The closure will accommodate CP's reconfiguration and operations. The City is implementing the closure as part of the Green Line.

Check out the map to find your new route or review the new route options below to see how you can continue to move between Ramsay and Inglewood.

New Route Options

Pedestr​ians Cyclis​ts Motorists
Use the Elbow River Pathway on the east side of the Elbow River under the CP Rail tracks to connect to north and southbound 8 Street S.E. Use the Elbow River Pathway on the east side of the Elbow River under the CP Rail tracks to connect to north and southbound 8 Street S.E. Use MacDonald Avenue bridge to 12 Avenue S.E. to Olympic Way.
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Use Southbound 8 Street S.E. to 20 Avenue to 11/12 Street S.E.

In the meantime, we're working on a variety of short-term solutions to improve the experience of moving between Ramsay and Inglewood including:

  • Asphalt repairs on the Elbow River Pathway - COMPLETE
  • Improved lighting under the CP bridge and on the Elbow River Pathway
  • Improvements to the railing on the Elbow River Pathway under the CP bridge - COMPLETE
  • Additional pathway signage to clearly identify your new route around the closure - TO BE INSTALLED January 15

For more information, visit calgary.ca/greenline.


8 Street S.E. Crossing Ceremony is on Wednesday, Jan. 15

Please join Councillor Gian-Carlo Carra to honor one of the oldest trails in Calgary's history. Speeches will include a local historian, Indigenous Elder and Councillor Carra.

WHERE: Fort Calgary – 750 9 Avenue S.E. (due to weather, all events will take place indoors)

WHEN: Wednesday, Jan. 15, 12 p.m. to 1:30 p.m. Snacks and beverages will be provided.

For more information on the event, please visit the 8 Street Crossing Ceremony Facebook event.

 

Important closure information

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Signal and concrete work at 15 Street S.E has been delayed till spring 2020 due to unfavourable weather conditions. This work requires evening temperatures to remain above zero degrees for multiple weeks at a time. Signage and pavement markings will be updated for the interim design through the winter along with the installation of a temporary eastbound left turn signal.

We’ve heard from residents who have concerns about removing the speed cushions between 19 Street and 20 Street to accommodate bicycles, transit buses and emergency service vehicles. We would like you to know that we are no longer implementing this change. We will connect back with the community to see what other opportunities we have for potential work along this block.

For more information, visit calgary.ca/9aveimprovements.

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7 Street S.E. and the west Elbow River pathway, from 9 Avenue S.E. to MacDonald Avenue, was closed on Monday, April 8. The closure is necessary to make room for both the temporary bridge over the Elbow River and constructing the new 9 Avenue S.E. bridge. A review is being conducted to see how 7 Street S.E. will function in the future between these avenues.

For details, visit Calgary.ca/9AveBridge

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We will be closing 8 Street S.E. at the crossing with Canadian Pacific Railway (CP) (south of 9 Avenue S.E.) to all vehicles, pedestrians and cyclists. The closure will accommodate CP’s reconfiguration and operations. The City is implementing the closure as part of the Green Line.​​

Engagement opportunities

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It’s been a busy fall and winter construction season for the 9 Avenue S.E. bridge replacement project, with work moving forward as planned through the cold and snowy weather.

Construction progress
Crews began construction of the new bridge in early November, following the removal of the original bridge in October. New concrete abutments, which will provide support for the bridge on both sides of the riverbank, have been completed. Current work is focused on preparing the site for steel installation and cranes have been brought on-site to facilitate this work.

Taking shape
In addition to the on-site construction, steel components that will form the base of the bridge are being manufactured at an off-site facility. Over the next few weeks, these materials will be prepared for shipping to site. You’ll start to see the bridge take shape in the coming months as the major steel components – including the arch – are installed.


Photo: Main arch for the 9 Avenue S.E. bridge



Photo: Steel for the base of the 9 Avenue S.E. bridge

For more information, please visit calgary.ca/9ave.

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We have set up an onsite display at the Jack Long Park where we've posted historical content about the site itself, and other interesting pieces that the community and passersby may be interested in, including the rich historical connection Inglewood has with Calgary.

The content on display is updated regularly, and will include:

  • On-site project updates
  • Recounting the history of the park and area
  • Seeking input about a park feature that we would like community feedback
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April 13 Open House update

Thank you to everyone who joined us at the open house on Saturday, April 13. The 2019 construction season is ramping up and there's lots happening in Inglewood & Ramsay.

Upcoming construction work includes:

This open house provided an overview of what's happening in the community and an opportunity to connect directly with the project teams. If you missed the open house, can you view the boards here.

It's important to know that we may not have all the answers right now, but we are working to coordinate construction schedules, reduce impacts as much as possible and maintain mobility through Ramsay and Inglewood.​

 

Our commitment

From replacing 100 year old bridges to building new park spaces, we're committed to:

  • Improving connections in to and out of Inglewood and Ramsay, whether you travel by foot, bus, bike or car.
  • Ensuring safe, reliable exits to protect the communities in the event of an emergency.
  • Building on the character of the communities to create great spaces to live, work, play, and shop.

Together, these projects will support your communities in the near future, and for years to come.

 
A city that moves A city of inspiring neighbourhoods A healthy and green city Partners
9 Ave SE Bridge 9 Ave SE Streetscapes Zoo Flood Mitigation Enmax
12 St SE Bridge Historic East Calgary Area Redevelopment Plan River Access Strategy Canadian Pacific
17 Ave SE BRT Inglewood Bird Sanctuary - TD Outdoor Learning Centre Bend in the Bow
Green Line LRT Sanitary Trunk Bioengineering program
9 Ave SE Route Improvement Inglewood Bird Sanctuary Reconnection Project Flood Mitigation & Resiliency
Jack Long Park
 

Here's what we've heard from you

  • You want to feel safe moving through your community by foot, bike, bus or car
  • You celebrate your communities' character, charm and natural beauty, and want to see it maintained
  • You want reliable exits in case of emergency

View the results of our community surveys to see what your neighbours said about living in and getting around Inglewood and Ramsay.

FAQ - Traffic, Parking and Development

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The City has heard concerns about traffic speeds and congestion from the community. Current traffic and safety conditions on 9 Avenue S.E. are within an average and acceptable range, compared to similar streets in Calgary. (See the results of our traffic studies here and here) We recognize that the data doesn't necessarily reflect the experience of the people travelling the area on a regular basis, and we've heard from you that you would appreciate a greater feeling of safety as a user of 9 Avenue S.E.

There are a number of solutions that we can explore to improve the sense of safety for users of 9 Avenue S.E., such as an upgraded pedestrian realm, new or improved pedestrian crossings, and narrowing lane widths to improve driver focus and slow traffic speed. Most of these items are currently unfunded but we will continue to look for opportunities to fund and implement these solutions.

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The City is working on a cohesive parking strategy for the communities of Inglewood and Ramsay. We understand that on-street parking is important to both business owners and residents for the convenience of customers, friends and families who visit the communities. Off-street parking is also important to support those who work in the area and for people who want to spend a little more time exploring the neighbourhood's parks, shops and pathways.

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As of Q2, 2018, The City has decided to merge the two draft Area Redevelopment Plans (ARPs) for Inglewood and Ramsay. Please visit the project engagement page for more information, including timelines and next steps.

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The City has received numerous complaints/concerns from the community about pedestrian and cyclist safety at this intersection, which led to a study on whether an intervention was needed. From this study it was determined that there should be a control put in place to improve safety.

The decision to choose a full traffic signal over a pedestrian-activated beacon was based on traffic studies, best practices and safety, and had to consider how people use that intersection. While a flashing beacon would assist pedestrians, use of it by cyclists would require that to cross legally, they would need to dismount and cross as a pedestrian. Cyclists could cross the intersection as a vehicle by heeding the stop signs on 8 Avenue and crossing when safe to do so, but this would not alleviate concerns regarding cyclist safety and comfort.

Considering the various user groups at this intersection (pedestrians, cyclists, motorists) and the need to provide a safe and convenient intersection for all, a traffic signal was determined the most appropriate control device for this location.

 

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