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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.). Some of these projects have already started construction, while others are in the planning stage and will begin in 2018.

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10 Avenue S.E. utility work - under construction

In order to prepare the area for the Green Line, including the portal to the underground track and stations through the Beltline and Centre City, multiple utility conflicts need to be relocated. Work will happen in phases in 2019, starting with ENMAX work in mid-January.

The original construction schedule allowed for approximately 6 weeks of construction for Stage 1, with an estimated completion in early March 2019. Due to an unseasonably cold February, and additional issues encountered during construction, the timelines for Stage 1 have been extended. The timelines for the remaining Stages have also been impacted as a result.

See more information on this project.​

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

This work is ongoing to August 2019. It includes:

  • Completing fibre optics work, and
  • Relocating an ATCO gas line

See more information about this work​.

Notice: To accommodate the future Green Line alignment and construction of tracks, Adelaide Street will be permanently closed between 8 Street S.E. and north of 11 Avenue S.E. when construction on the relocation of the ACTO gas line begins. 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.


11 Street S.E. between 20 Avenue and 23 Avenue utility work - under construction

This work will take place February 18-25, 2019 and includes installing SHAW telecommunications infrastructure underground:

  • on the east side of 11 Street S.E., in the southeast corners of 20 Avenue and 23 Avenue
  • along the north side of 21 Avenue S.E., in the front and rear of properties located from 1026 to 1048 21 Avenue S.E.

Traffic and pedestrian detours, as well as parking restrictions, will be in place and indicated by signage to ensure the safety of the public and workers during construction.

See more information on this project​.


Ramsay Utility work - Under construction.

Utility work to prepare for major Green Line construction will continue in 2019 and include:

  • Creation of a new access off of 17 Avenue SE, east of 10 Street SE for Artpoint Gallery - complete.
  • Removal of the playground at Jeffries Park to accommodate utility relocations - Playground removal is scheduled for April 5, 2019.
    • Jeffries Park will be restored to a community green space after construction is complete and the grass has had a chance to re-grow in the park space.
    • The Ramsay Community Association is actively working with The City to explore funding sources and alternate locations for a new playground.
  • Temporary closure of 10 Street SE at the intersection of 11 Avenue SE to realign the road and complete utility work.
  • Local residential access will be maintained during this time.
  • See more inf​ormation about this project​.​

Notice: Starting the weekend of May 25, crews will be working weekends. While every attempt will be made to mitigate noise, there may be noise and vibration between 9 a.m. and 10 p.m. seven days a week.


11 Street & 26 Avenue S.E. Utility Relocation

This work will take place between April and July 2019 and will include the relocation of Shaw, ENMAX, and TELUS utilities along both 11 St. S.E. and 26 Ave. S.E.

Traffic and pedestrian detours, as well as parking restrictions, will be in place and indicated by signage to ensure the safety of the public and workers during construction.

Learn more about the project​.

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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.

See more information on this project


CN/Highfield track and tunnel project - Under construction

This work includes:

  • 34 Avenue SE, between 11 Street SE and the cul-de-sac (adjacent to Simmons and Hood Packaging)
  • 34 Avenue SE, between the CN tracks and Ogden Road SE (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

See map for more details


Shepard Road and 90 Avenue S.E. utility work - under construction

To prepare the area for the LRT and future development, shallow utilities at Shepard Road and 90 Avenue S.E. are being moved underground. Construction will begin February 11, 2019 and last approximately eight weeks. Traffic access to nearby businesses and thr​ough-traffic on Shepard Road S.E. will be maintained throughout construction.

See more information on this project.


107 Avenue & 27 Street S.E. Utility relocation - Under construction

This work includes:

  • Shallow utility work including ENMAX and telecommunications relocation was completed in late 2018.
  • Deep utilities relocation work, including water and sanitary, will be complete at the end of February. Landscaping work to restore the work area will take place when weather permits
  • Starting mid-February, additional shallow utility work will take place south of 107 Avenue S.E., parallel to 27 Street S.E. It is anticipated that this work will take approximately four months to complete.

See more details​.


42/46 Avenue S.E. Water Main Relocation - Under construction.

This work includes:

  • Relocating the water main under 42 Avenue S.E. to 46 Avenue S.E.

Traffic access to nearby businesses and through-traffic on 46 Avenue S.E. will be maintained throughout construction. Some temporary lane closures or restrictions are expected during construction. If a full closure of 46 Avenue S.E. is required, The City will work to complete any construction activities on the weekend.


Highfield landfill remediation - 2018 work complete

The City removed almost 386,000 cubic metres of waste from the old Highfield landfill site. Removing this waste will allow the Green Line LRT to run though this area and allow for the construction of the future Highfield Station.

Completion of this project also allows the land to be repurposed for different uses.

Some roadwork on Highfield Blvd will need to be completed in spring 2019. At that time the curb and gutters will be built, the final layer of asphalt will be put down and a regional pathway on the north edge of the road will be constructed. Additionally two retaining walls will be built to support the pathway.

More information will be available in early 2019.

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90 Avenue SE - Public engagement underway

Proposed work includes constructing a new road (90 Avenue SE) to connect 24 Street SE to Shepard Road SE. Once the LRT is constructed, Shepard Road will be closed south of 86 Avenue SE, to accommodate LRT operations and future development plans. Engagement is currently underway with the South Hill Mobile Home Park residents and the Rugby Union.

This work includes:

  • Constructing 90 Avenue connection from 24 Street SE to Shepard Road SE.
  • Modifying existing access to South Hill Mobile Home Park. The access from 24 Street SE to the mobile home park will allow right turns in and out, and a new all-turns access will be added from 90 Avenue SE.
  • Creating new intersection with traffic signals at 24 Street SE and 90 Avenue SE intersection.
  • Potentially modifying one of the rugby fields to make space for the new road.

Pop Davies Athletic Park

Work includes:

  • Utility upgrades and relocations
  • Building a new parking lot for Pop Davies Athletic Park
  • Reconfiguring one baseball diamond to accommodate the new parking lot
  • Decreasing the slope of Millican Road to give transit vehicles reliable access to the area in all seasons

Work on this project will likely begin as main construction of the Green Line LRT begins in 2020.​​

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114 Avenue & 29 Street S.E. ENMAX Utility relocation - Complete 2018

This work includes:

  • Installation of a new ENMAX utility ducts from the northeast entrance to of the Douglas Glen park & ride lot under 29 Street S.E. to the commercial complex on the other side of the road.
  • Work will be ongoing until mid-October 2018.

Two-way traffic will be maintained for the duration of the project on 29 Street S.E. and a pedestrian detour will be put in place.

More information on this project is available.


Ogden Landfill Enabling Works - Complete 2018

Waste will be removed from both landfills and replaced with clean soil material to ensure the ground remains stable under the future LRT line.

  • Ogden Road will be fully closed between 12 Street SE starting the week of July 3 until December 2018.
  • This closure is required to remove landfill waste from under the roadway in preparation for the Green Line LRT.

Douglas Glen Park and Ride Improvements - Construction complete 2018

Work includes utility upgrades and constructing a new transit-only road between 114 Avenue SE and 27 Street SE.

  • Douglas Glen will become a busy transit hub and Park and Ride location once the South Crosstown BRT line is constructed (fall 2018), and when the first stage of the Green Line LRT is complete (2026).
  • The transit-only facility will provide a better transfer environment and improved reliability for buses.

This work will improve transit reliability and support transit ridership along the Green Line corridor.


46 Ave Water Main and Bonnybrook Utility Relocation - Construction complete 2018

Work includes relocating the water main under 46 Ave S.E. and several utilities near the Bonnybrook Wastewater Treatment Plan. Utilities in this area have been moved to accommodate the Green Line LRT.

Fish Creek Sludge Forcemain Relocation - Construction complete 2017

Utilities in this area have been moved to accommodate the Green Line LRT.​

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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