Construction around your business can be disruptive. We have a team on the ground ready to help keep you prepared and informed during construction.
Here’s some tips and tricks that can also help you manage and prep your business for construction.
There will be a variety of resources available to support you as a business owner during BDURP construction and beyond.
The City of Calgary has developed a number of supports to help businesses be as prepared as possible for a wide range of potential interruptions. These tools are a great first step you can take to make sure your business is set up to handle any disruptions.
Utilize maps and construction notices provided at Calgary.ca/greenlinenotices
Being active on social media by posting photos and updates can help keep customers informed and engaged. You can also retweet construction updates from Green Line’s twitter account. Follow us @GreenLineYYC so you never miss a post.
Consider having an automated message or keeping a script next to your phone so you and your employees have quick access to info to communicate to customers about being open during construction.
The Beltline Downtown Utility Relocation project will make way for the Green Line by moving utility conflicts. Utility relocations are an example of enabling works that are being done in advance to relocate underground, street-level, and overhead obstructions that would conflict with building the major infrastructure for the Green Line. This will help reduce potential schedule risks to allow for the rest of Green Line LRT construction to be delivered more efficiently. It is also a significant investment in infrastructure renewal by upgrading utilities in the Beltline and Downtown area.
The utilities being relocated include City sanitary, water and storm water utilities and third-party telecom, electricity, and gas utilities.
Typical impacts associated with utility relocation construction include lane closures, loss of on-street parking, construction noise, congestion, and dust and debris in the construction area for the duration of the work. Before construction on each project begins and as it progresses you will be provided with construction notices that outline impacts and what you can expect at every phase of construction.
The contractor will manage and maintain the surrounding areas around the construction work sites on a regular basis to make sure that any construction debris that makes it outside the work area is regularly cleaned up.
Construction will typically occur Monday to Saturday between 7:00 a.m. and 7:00 p.m. There will be exceptions where construction will occur on Sundays and outside the typical hours. In some instances, crews will work 24/7 to complete critical work or to reduce the duration of significant impacts such as full road or intersection closures or access and business disruptions.
This type of construction, which includes digging and heavy machinery, will be noisy at times. When we’re working outside of non-standard working hours, we’ll do our best to minimize construction noise levels and provide advance notice, so you are aware of potential impacts from noise.
We will do our best to minimize these types of disruptions and work with you on access and business and service continuity mitigations if short-term changes to these services are necessary to accommodate construction. We’ll work with Canada Post and The City’s Waste and Recycling Services on any unavoidable disruptions that will affect delivery of these services.
You can contact us through Online 311
If you own a business in the area above you could be impacted by the Beltline and Downtown utility relocation work and we are here to help.