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17 Ave S.E. BRT Phase 1: 28 Street to Hubalta Road S.E.

 

Project update - June 2019

Construction update

Crews are continuing their work up on International Avenue and there will be non-rush hour lane closures at 17 Avenue and 26 Street S.E. for the next month so crews can finish concrete work for the medians and sidewalks in the area.

Eastbound and westbound 17 Avenue S.E.:

  • Starting June 3, 17 Avenue S.E. will be reduced to one westbound lane west of 28 Street between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. weekdays. This closure will also be in place between 7 a.m. and 5 p.m. on Saturdays.
  • Starting June 3, 17 Avenue S.E. will be reduced to one lane eastbound west of 28 Street between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. weekdays. This closure will also be in place between 7 a.m. and 5 p.m. on Saturdays.
  • Westbound traffic will be able to make a left hand turn at the 26 Street S.E. intersection to southbound 26 Street S.E.
  • Eastbound traffic will be able to make a left hand turn at the 28 Street S.E. intersection to northbound 28 Street S.E.

26 Street S.E.

  • Starting June 3, 26 Street S.E. the leftmost lane of northbound 26 Street S.E. will be closed between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. weekdays, and between 7 a.m. and 5 p.m. on Saturdays.
  • Northbound 26 Street S.E. traffic can turn onto westbound 17 Avenue S.E. at the intersection.

Starting June 6, 2019 pedestrian detours will be in place on the south side of 17 Avenue S.E. between 31 and 28 Street S.E. while crews do concrete work along the Avenue. Pedestrians will be detoured to the north side of 17 Avenue S.E. while this work is happening. You can see the full pedestrian detour here.

 

BRT service update - MAX Purple

MAX is Calgary's new rapid transit service that takes you to major destinations across the city with more convenience, more comfort, and more connections than ever before.

MAX Purple serves key destinations such as Forest Lawn, International Avenue, Inglewood and Downtown.​

Phase 1 project overview

Phase 1 of the 17 Avenue S.E. BRT project refers to the section between 26 Street S.E. and Hubalta Road S.E. Construction included building transit-only lanes, new transit stations and many safety features for transit customers as well as people who walk and cycle in the area.

Phase 1 construction map

 
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Phase 2 ​construction map

 
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BRT service overview

BRT services provide a number of benefits to transit customers, including:

  • Convenience. Fewer stops, fewer transfers to get to final destinations, next bus arrival time displays at stations.
  • Less travel time, more reliability. Dedicated transit lanes get customers to destinations more quickly and reliably.
  • ​Comfort and safety. Stations include enhanced lighting and CCTV, heat and larger platforms.
  • Connections. Access to major destinations.
Visit our BRT network page​ for more on how BRTs work and their history in our city.

MAX (BRT) routes now operating

MAX Purple: East Hills - City Centre
MAX Purple route map
Max Purple route schedule

MAX Teal: Westbrook - Douglas Glen
MAX Teal route map
MAX Teal route schedule

MAX Orange: Brentwood - Saddletowne
MAX Orange route map
MAX Orange route schedule

About MAX
Comfort, convenience, connections

Other BRT and Transit projects
Southwest BRT
Green Line
Transit projects

Contact

For project inquiries, please contact brt@calgary.ca or call 311.

Phase 1 project engagement

Throughout the design process, we talked with Calgarians, the International Avenue BRZ and local businesses to understand how the project would impact them. Have a look at the What We Heard Report for the feedback received.

Thanks to those conversations, several design and planning changes were made to Phase 1. They included:

  • Revised parking options to maximize parking throughout the area
  • Reduced impacts to businesses, including maintaining business access during construction
  • Increased urban design features, such as street furniture, plants/planters and improved lighting
  • Revised BRT station designs

Related documents

Other engagement documents

BRT route engagement documents​​

What will 17 Avenue look like when Phase 1 is complete?

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