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Green Line LRT project - Construction updates


Green Line - Construction updates

Enabling Works

In December 2016, the Federal, Provincial and Municipal Governments committed more than $360.6 million to fund a series of Enabling Works for the Green Line LRT.

Projects such as utility relocations, land preparation, environmental remediation and transit improvements typically require long lead times and ample resources. Proactively completing these projects in advance of major Green Line construction will help manage project timelines and risks, and will allow future Green Line construction to occur more efficiently.

Types of Enabling Works projects include: land preparation, heavy rail projects, transit improvements, environmental remediation, and utility relocations.

Enabling Works Under Construction

There are currently over 20 Enabling Works projects that have been identified in the Stage 1 area (between 16 Ave. N and 126 Ave. S.E.). Many of these projects are under construction and some are now complete​.

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Adelaide Street and 9 Street S.E. utility work – under construction

Work completed so far includes:

  • Completing fibre optics work, and
  • Relocating an ATCO gas line
  • Permanent closure of Adelaide Street to accommodate the future LRT tracks.

See more information about this work.

Notice: To accommodate the future Green Line alignment and construction of tracks, Adelaide Street has been permanently closed between 8 Street S.E. and north of 11 Avenue S.E. Access will be maintained to homes that use Adelaide Street as a back alley to access garages. Waste and Recycling pick-up will not be impacted.

In addition to the Green Line work taking place, the Inglewood Sanitary Truck project will be doing work in the area until summer 2020. Please check the Inglewood Sanitary Truck web page for construction updates for that project.

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8 Street S.E. at the CP crossing south of 9 Avenue S.E. permanently closed starting January 15

The Green Line is important to the future of Calgary and benefits all Calgarians. In order to move this project forward, through land negotiations and to accommodate Canadian Pacific Railway operations and reconfiguration, The City will be closing 8 Street S.E. at the CP crossing south of 9 Avenue S.E. permanently on January 15, 2020. 8 Street S.E. will be closed to all vehicles, pedestrians and cyclists.

New Route Options

​Pedestrians ​Cyclists ​Motorists
​Use the Elbow River Pathway on the east side of the Elbow River under the CP Rail tracks to connect to north and southbound 8 Street S.E. ​Use the Elbow River Pathway on the east side of the Elbow River under the CP Rail tracks to connect to north and southbound 8 Street S.E. Use MacDonald Avenue bridge to 12 Avenue S.E. to Olympic Way.
or
Use Southbound 8 Street S.E. to 21 Avenue to 11/12 Street S.E. ​

Use this map to help find your new route

Mobility solutions in Ramsay

The City is working on a network study in the Ramsay, Inglewood and east Victoria Park area to determine what mobility network changes may be required to accommodate future growth. This study will take into consideration many factors in the area including, the new arena, future development in east Victoria Park and Ramsay and the Green Line LRT route. Any solutions resulting from this study will be considered medium or long-term solutions.

In the meantime, we’re working on a variety of short-term solutions to improve the experience of moving between Ramsay and Inglewood including:

  • Asphalt repairs on the Elbow River Pathway - COMPLETE
  • Improved lighting under the CP bridge and on the Elbow River Pathway
  • Improvements to the railing on the Elbow River Pathway under the CP bridge - COMPLETE
  • Additional pathway signage to clearly identify your new route around the closure - TO BE INSTALLED January 15
  • City staff on-site during the first days of the closure to direct traffic and help pedestrians and cyclists move through the closure. – JANUARY 15

Frequently asked questions

We’ve answered some additional questions you may have about this closure and how it might impact the communities of Ramsay and Inglewood.

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Ogden ENMAX relocation

ENMAX will be burying an overhead power line and installing a new manhole, duct and associated utility equipment. The work will mostly take place underneath the CP tracks - between Ogden Dale Road S.E. and the entrance to laneway serving 26A Street S.E. at 74 Avenue S.E. Some additional work will also take place within the City owned boulevard on the south side of 74 Avenue S.E.

Work will take place starting January 6, 2020 for approximately two months.

Learn more about the project.​


78 Avenue SE Road Widening and Underpass Project - Public engagement complete

This work includes:

  • initial utility work to prepare for construction,
  • building an underpass to connect 78 Avenue S.E. under the CP tracks to Ogden Dale Road;
  • road construction on 78 Avenue S.E.; and
  • Closing 69 Avenue S.E. at the CP rail crossing.
  • The 78 Avenue S.E. Underpass project and related embankment work in Ogden has been rescheduled due to the challenges and constraints of constructing an embankment in winter. The City anticipates starting this work in spring 2020, in coordination with other construction projects planned in the area.

See more information on this project


CN/Highfield track and tunnel project - Under construction

This work includes:

  • 34 Avenue S.E., between 11 Street S.E. and the cul-de-sac (adjacent to Simmons and Hood Packaging)
  • 34 Avenue S.E., between the CN tracks and Ogden Road S.E. (adjacent to Calgary Metals and Electronic Recycling Association)
  • The sloped natural area and CN tracks between Hood Packaging & Simmons and Calgary Metals & Electronic Recycling Association

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Ramsay 2019 Construction

Thank you to everyone who joined us at the open house on Saturday, April 13. This open house provided an overview of construction happening in the community and an opportunity to connect directly with the project teams. If you missed the open house, can you view the boards here.

It's important to know that we may not have all the answers right now, but we are working to coordinate construction schedules, reduce impacts as much as possible and maintain mobility through Ramsay and Inglewood.

If you have any questions or comments about construction in Ramsay please email greenline@calgary.ca

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