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130 Ave S.E. twinning, between 52 St and McIvor Blvd

Project scope

By twinning 130 Avenue S.E., we're making it easier for people to travel through the area, whether they drive to and from work, shop at local businesses, or use the pathway network. Here's what the road twinning will do for this area of Calgary:

  • Doubles the capacity of the road with two eastbound lanes and two westbound lanes, to ease current congestion, improve safety and accommodate future development
  • Adds a pathway along the northside of the road, connecting to the 52 Street S.E. pathway
  • Adds three traffic signals to improve traffic flow and access to the businesses
  • Widens 52 Street S.E., north of 130 Avenue S.E., to improve the right turn to northbound 52 Street S.E., from westbound 130 Avenue S.E.

Project background

Southeast Calgary's population and traffic volumes have significantly grown over the last few years, due to residential and community development in the area. For drivers, 130 Avenue S.E. is one of the major connections to 52 Street S.E., Park and Ride transit facilities, and amenities in the area.

The current road, which opened in 2012, experiences significant delays and congestion, especially when turning right onto northbound 52 Street S.E. from 130 Avenue S.E., in the morning peak hour. The improvements will distribute traffic more evenly, so people can travel more efficient. As well, the new pathway will connect to the 52 Street S.E. pathway, which directly connects people using the pathway along the water canal and the Bow River.

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Schedule

  • Q3 2019: Complete design
  • Q1 2020: Tender and award contract
  • Q2 2020: Begin construction
  • Q4 2020: Complete construction

Project budget

Budget approved: $4 million.

  • The budget was approved by Council, as part of One Calgary's Service Line 'Streets'.