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Crowchild Trail Upgrades

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As part of the Crowchild Trail Upgrades Project, we've already reconfigured the westbound 10 Avenue S.W. to northbound Crowchild Trail ramp, and now it's time to move the westbound Bow Trail to northbound Crowchild Trail ramp to the right side of Crowchild Trail as well.
 
Thursday, August 22 (5 a.m.):
  • Beginning at 5 a.m. Thursday, August 22, the existing westbound Bow Trail to northbound Crowchild ramp will close and the newly re-configured one will open. This switch will happen simultaneously​.
  • The biggest change will be for people traveling along the westbound 10 Avenue S.W. ramp, who will now yield to traffic from the westbound Bow Trail ramp, and then join together and enter northbound Crowchild Trail as a dedicated, added right-hand lane.
  • As part of this work, you'll notice a traffic shift (different traffic patterns) along northbound Crowchild Trail, so please proceed through the area slowly, and be courteous and patient with your fellow drivers.
 

Traffic advisories - August 21, 2019

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Sunday, August 25 (3 p.m.) - Monday, August 26 (5 a.m.):
  • Watch for single lane traffic along northbound Crowchild Trail.
  • Our next major traffic switch being set into place. Please proceed through the area slowly as the traffic patterns along both northbound and southbound Crowchild Trail (over the river) will look different than they have the last few weeks.
Ongoing:
  • Watch for increased activity at the Crowchild Trail & Kensington Road N.W. intersection including:
    • Single lane daytime closures along Crowchild Trail (on either side of the Crow. & Kensington intersection)
    • Single lane closures along Kensington Road (on either side of the Crow. & Kensington intersection)
    • Nighttime work - we'll stage the noisiest work as early on in the evenings as possible
    • Installation and activation of new permanent traffic lights
    • On-site signage to help direct those who walk, cycle, drive and take transit in the area
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Thursday, August 22 & Friday, August 23 (9 p.m. - 5 a.m.):
  • Watch for single lane closures along southbound Crowchild Trail.

Thursday, August 22 & Friday, August 23 (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.

Saturday, August 24 (5 a.m. – 5 p.m.):
  • Watch for single lane traffic along southbound Crowchild Trail
  • FULL CLOSURE of the eastbound Memorial Drive/Parkdale Boulevard to southbound Crowchild Trail ramp

Sunday, August 25 (3 p.m.) - Monday, August 26 (5 a.m.):
  • Watch for single lane traffic along southbound Crowchild Trail.
  • Our next major traffic switch being set into place. Please proceed through the area slowly as the traffic patterns along both northbound and southbound Crowchild Trail (over the river) will look different than they have the last few weeks.
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Monday, August 19 (10 a.m. - 5 p.m.):
  • FULL CLOSURE of westbound Memorial Drive over the Bow Trail ramp.

Beginning Monday, August 19 and 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.

Monday, August 19 & Tuesday, August 20 (10 p.m. - 5 a.m.):
  • Watch for a single lane closure along eastbound Memorial Drive/Parkdale Boulevard N.W.

Monday, August 19 - Friday, August 23 (9 a.m. - 3 p.m.):
  • Watch for a single lane closure along eastbound Memorial Drive/Parkdale Boulevard N.W.

Saturday, August 24 (5 a.m. – 5 p.m.):
  • FULL CLOSURE of the eastbound Memorial Drive/Parkdale Boulevard to southbound Crowchild Trail ramp.
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Monday, August 19 (10 p.m. - 5 a.m.):
  • FULL CLOSURE of the northbound Crowchild Trail to eastbound Bow Trail ramp.

Monday, August 19 - Wednesday, August 21 (10 a.m. - 5 p.m.):
  • FULL CLOSURE of the westbound Bow Trail to northbound Crowchild Trail ramp.

Monday, August 19 - Friday, August 23 (9 a.m. - 3 p.m.):
  • Watch for a single lane closure along eastbound Bow Trail.

Tuesday, August 20 (10 p.m.) - Wednesday, August 21 (5 p.m.):
  • Watch for a single lane closure along westbound Bow Trail.

Saturday, August 24 (6 a.m. - 6 p.m.):
  • Watch for a single lane closure along westbound Bow Trail.

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 road and tie-in work has begun, and by the end of this summer we'll have a new signalized intersection installed to help improve traffic flow in this area.
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Nightly from 9 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

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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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