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Crowchild Trail Upgrades

Traffic advisories - December 6, 2019

Additional impacts to note:

Now - December 31, 2019:
From now until the end of the year, Enmax is on-site, south of the river, finishing up some utility work.
 
This means we have the following two pathway detours set up for the Crowchild Trail Pedestrian Underpass:
Please Note: Every effort has been made to ensure the underpass remains open for the full duration of this work.
 
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Friday, December 6 (9 p.m. - 5 a.m.):
  • FULL CLOSURE of the southbound Crowchild Trail to 12 Ave. S.W. East (via 10 Ave S.W.) ramp.
  • Watch for a single left-hand lane closure along southbound Crowchild Trail (over the Bow River).

Saturday, December 7 (7 a.m. - 7 p.m.):
  • Watch for a single right-hand lane closure along Crowchild Trail (on the south side of the Bow River).

Tuesday, December 10 & Wednesday, December 11 (9 p.m. - 5 a.m.):
  • FULL CLOSURE of the southbound Crowchild Trail to 12 Ave. S.W. East (via 10 Ave S.W.) ramp.

Friday, December 13 (9 p.m.) to Saturday, December 14 (noon):
  • Watch for a single left-hand lane closure along southbound Crowchild Trail (over Bow Trail).
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Ongoing:
  • Watch for a continuous single lane closure on the westbound Memorial Drive Bridge (over Crowchild Trail) while we complete some rehabilitation work on the bridge structure.
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Ongoing:
  • Watch for a continuous single lane closure along southbound Crowchild Trail (over Bow Trail) - the access to Bow Trail/City Centre exit ramp will be maintained.
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New Signalized Intersection: 10 Avenue S.W. Bow Trail:
  • The new signalized intersection is now in effect.
  • We are still working on optimizing the signal timing and flow of traffic; our work here is not completely done.
  • Please drive slowly through the area and allot a bit of extra time if you’re going this way.
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Nightly from 9 p.m. - 5 a.m.:
  • Watch for single lane traffic 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 single lane traffic 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).

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

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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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