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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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ListCat: GL - Enabling works
ID: 2005

10 Avenue S.E. utility work - under construction

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 is being done in phases throughout 2019.

Work for this project includes:

  • ENMAX utility relocations
  • Relocation of water and sanitary lines

See more information on this project.

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ID: 2006

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.

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:

  • TELUS crews will return to Jefferies Park in early October to relocate telecommunications utilities in the park and beneath the CP railway.
  • 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.
  • Local residential access will be maintained during this time.
  • See more information about this project.

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.
  • 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 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

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.

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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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107 Avenue & 27 Street S.E. Utility relocation - Completed 2019

This work included:

  • Relocation of ENMAX and telecommunications shallow utilities.
  • Deep utilities relocation work, included water and sanitary, and landscaping work to restore the area.
  • Additional shallow utility work took place south of 107 Avenue S.E., parallel to 27 Street S.E.

See more details.

Shepard Road and 90 Avenue S.E. utility work - Completed 2019

To prepare the area for the LRT and future development, shallow utilities at Shepard Road and 90 Avenue S.E. were moved underground. This work included the relocation of ENMAX, Telus and Shaw utilities .

See more information on this project.

Highfield landfill remediation - Completed 2019

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 was completed in spring 2019. It included the curb and gutters, final layer of asphalt, a regional pathway on the north edge of the road and two retaining walls to support the pathway.

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

This work included:

  • Installation of new ENMAX utility ducts from the northeast entrance of the Douglas Glen park & ride lot under 29 Street S.E. to the commercial complex on the other side of the road.

More information on this project is available.

Ogden Landfill Enabling Works - Completed 2018

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

Douglas Glen Park and Ride Improvements - Completed 2018

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

  • 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 - Completed 2018

Work included relocating the water main under 46 Avenue 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 - Completed 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

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