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Crowchild Trail Upgrades

Major impact

Thursday, June 13 (10 p.m.) - Friday, June 28 (5 a.m.):
  • FULL CLOSURE of the westbound 10 Avenue S.W. to northbound Crowchild Trail ramp.
 

Traffic advisories - June 18, 2019

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Monday, June 17 to Saturday, June 22 (9 p.m. - 5 a.m.):

  • Watch for single and double lane closures along northbound Crowchild Trail.

Beginning Friday, June 21 (10 p.m.):

  • Watch for the latest round of traffic pattern changes, realigned lanes, and lane shifts along northbound Crowchild Trail.

Also, please see 'Ongoing nightly lane closures and detours' section below.

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Sunday, June 16 to Friday, June 21 (10 p.m. - 5 a.m.):

  • FULL CLOSURE of the southbound Crowchild Trail to 12 Ave. S.W. East (via 10 Ave. S.W.) ramp.

Monday, June 17 to Saturday, June 22 (9 p.m. - 10 a.m.):

  • Watch for single and double lane closures along southbound Crowchild Trail over the river.

Tuesday, June 18 – Friday, June 21 (10 p.m. - 5 a.m.):

  • FULL CLOSURE of the eastbound Memorial Drive/Parkdale Boulevard to southbound Crowchild Trail ramp.

Beginning Saturday, June 22 (10 p.m.):

  • Watch for the latest round of traffic pattern changes, realigned lanes, and lane shifts along southbound Crowchild Trail.

Also, please see 'Ongoing nightly lane closures and detours' section below.​

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Monday, June 17 to Friday, June 21 (9 a.m. - 3 p.m.):

  • Watch for a single lane closure on eastbound Memorial Drive.

Tuesday, June 18 – Friday, June 21 (10 p.m. - 5 a.m.):

  • FULL CLOSURE of the eastbound Memorial Drive/Parkdale Boulevard to southbound Crowchild Trail ramp.

Saturday, June 22 (5 a.m. - Noon):

  • Watch for a lane closure along westbound Memorial Drive/Parkdale Boulevard.
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Monday, June 17 to Friday, June 21 (DAYTIME: 9 a.m. - 7 p.m.):

  • Watch for a single lane closure on eastbound Bow Trail.

Monday, June 17 to Friday, June 21 (NIGHTTIME: 9 p.m. - 5 a.m.):

  • Watch for a single lane closure on eastbound Bow Trail.
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Thursday, June 13 (10 p.m.) - Friday, June 28 (5 a.m.):
  • FULL CLOSURE of the westbound 10 Avenue S.W. to northbound Crowchild Trail ramp.

Suggested Detours:

For westbound 10 Ave traffic looking to go northbound on Crowchild Trail:
  • Option A: Northbound 14 Street --> Westbound Memorial Drive --> Northbound Crowchild Trail
    • Please Note: We will be modifying green light time along 14 Street N. to accommodate increased traffic volumes.
  • Option B: Westbound Bow Trail --> Southbound 26 Street --> Eastbound 17 Ave --> Northbound Crowchild Trail
    • For eastbound Bow Trail traffic looking to go northbound on Crowchild Trail:
      • Continue on Eastbound Bow Trail --> Northbound 16 Street --> Westbound Bow Trail --> Northbound Crowchild Trail
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Nightly from 10 p.m. - 5 a.m.:
  • Watch for double lane closures along SOUTHBOUND Crowchild Trail.
    • Intermittent closures of the eastbound Memorial Drive/Parkdale Boulevard ramp onto southbound Crowchild Trail.
    • Intermittent closures of the southbound Crowchild Trail to 12 Ave. S.W. East (via 10 Ave. S.W.) ramp.
  • Watch for double lane closures along NORTHBOUND Crowchild Trail.
    • Intermittent closures of northbound 10 Avenue S.W. (Including a full closure of the 10 Ave. S.W. to northbound Crowchild Trail ramp).
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Short-term upgrades

Here's what the short-term upgrades mean for Crowchild Trail, as approved in the Crowchild Trail Study.

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Managing the construction zone:

As construction continues here's what you can expect along Crowchild Trail (between Bow Trail and 5th Avenue N.W.):​

  • Reduced speed limits (50 km/hr in construction zones unless otherwise indicated).
  • Narrowed traffic lanes to make space for crews.
  • Intermittent single and double lane closures along Crowchild Trail during weekday off-peak hours (Mon. to Fri. between 9 p.m. - 5 a.m.)
  • Intermittent single and double lane closures along Crowchild Trail on weekends (beginning Fridays at 9 p.m. and ending Mondays at 5 a.m.)
  • Lane shifts, re-alignments and new traffic patterns along northbound and southbound Crowchild Trail (between Bow Trail and Memorial Drive [including over 10 Avenue S.W.]).
  • Intermittent lane closures and traffic shifts along Bow Trail, Memorial Drive, Kensington Road, and 5 Avenue N.W.
  • An ongoing detour along 10 Avenue S.W. detour.
  • Periodic closures of the westbound 10 Avenue S.W. ramp (from Bow Trail S.) - use Bow Trail as detour
    • Business access via westbound 10 Avenue S.W.
  • Lane and ramp closures in the area, detours, protruding manholes, uneven road surfaces, and flaggers/police officers on-site directing traffic.
  • Overnight work (including paving and concrete demolition) between the hours of 9 p.m. - 5 a.m.
  • Road, pathway and transit detours where required.
  • The building of noise walls in select locations.
  • Reduced work platforms on the northbound Crowchild Trail bridge over the westbound Bow Trail ramps to the following vertical clearances:
    • 4.3m for the westbound Bow Trail to northbound Crowchild Trail ramp
    • 4.6m for the westbound Bow Trail to southbound Crowchild Trail ramp
 

Tree impacts

While we make every effort to avoid impacts to trees, this March you'll notice some tree removals take place. Rest assured that replacement trees are being planted and in fact, by the time this project has been completed of the 129 trees that will have had to be removed, 338 will have been replanted as part of our compensation and restoration plan.

 

Business access

We are committed to keeping business accesses open throughout construction.

Please note that some business accesses have been modified slightly; these changes have been reflected accordingly via on-site signage.

All local businesses remain open during construction including (but not limited to):

  • Mercedes-Benz Downtown Calgary - Service and Parts
  • MDR Restoration Services
  • Magiclean/Kilroy Home Services
  • Legacy Group of Companies
  • Mars Environmental Services
  • MJ Systems
  • Courtney Automotive

Related documents

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Crowchild Upgrades Related Docs

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Before and after construction


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Project timeline

Fall 2017 to Fall 2019

Project budget

$87 million


Detour options

  • West of Crowchild Trail: Shaganappi Trail and Sarcee Trail
  • East of Crowchild Trail: 14 Street N.W.
  • North of the Bow River: Memorial Drive/Parkdale Boulevard, 16 Avenue N.W.
  • South of the Bow River: Bow Trail, 17 Avenue S.W., Glenmore Trail

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Videos

Crowchild Trail Upgrades - October 2017 - Fall 2019

Crowchild Trail - Construction kick-off

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Crowchild Trail Upgrades Continue - March 2018

Report to Calgarians - April 30, 2018​


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