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Cycle track detour for utility work on Olympic Way S.E.

In March 2023, Olympic Way S.E. will be closed between 11 and 12 Avenues S.E. for a utility relocation project that is making way for the Green Line. This closure impacts the cycle track network, but a detour is available.

Cycle Track Detour

Olympic Way S.E. is part of the cycle track network, allowing users to travel north-south between the cycle tracks on 9 Avenue and 12 Avenue. With a section of Olympic Way closed, a detour was provided on 3 Street S.E. to access the switchback connection on 10 Avenue, providing a transition between Olympic Way, 3 Street S.E., and the 12 Avenue cycle track.

  • 3 Street S.E. is not wide enough to allow for protected infrastructure while also facilitating two-way vehicle traffic, which is required for business and residential purposes.
  • The City of Calgary installed dedicated bicycle signals at the intersection of 12 Avenue and 3 Street S.E., providing advanced movement for cyclists to move ahead of vehicle traffic.
  • Improvements were made to the switchback to widen turn radius and provide additional protection to prevent falls. 

About the closure

Construction on 12 Avenue, Olympic Way, and 11 Avenue requires the closure of entire roadways and intersections to complete the required utility relocations. This section will be closed until construction work in this area has completed in 2024.