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

Project update - October 2019

Construction update

Crews are wrapping up the last pieces of work up on International Avenue. We're busy working between 30 and 31 Avenue on Unity Park, and expect to wrap up this work later this fall. While this work is happening access to businesses will be maintained. While crews are working there will be pedestrian detours in place so please look for signage in the area.

Over the next month, residents and businesses can expect to see the landscaping complete, and some work on driveway accesses along the Avenue.


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.

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

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

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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
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For project inquiries, please contact or call 311.

Related documents

Other engagement documents

BRT route engagement documents