Montgomery (Bowness Road) Main Streets construction
Project update – May 2021
Construction west of Home Road starts in early May
Starting May 6, 2021 crews will start construction on the north side of Bowness Road between Home Road and 52 Street N.W. While crews are working, we will maintain one lane of eastbound traffic along Bowness Road N.W. and westbound traffic will be detoured onto 17 Avenue N.W. between Bowness Road and 52 Street N.W.
There will be no parking on the north side of 17 Avenue N.W. between Bowness Road and 52 Street N.W. while the detour is in place. Pedestrian detours will be in place, and we will ensure access to Shouldice Aquatic Centre is maintained during construction.
We will maintain one lane of eastbound traffic on Bowness Road N.W. while crews are working. Westbound traffic will be detoured to 17 Avenue N.W. between Bowness Road and 52 Street N.W. Because transit traffic will also be detoured along 17 Avenue N.W., there will be no parking on the north side of 17 Avenue N.W. between Bowness Road and 52 Street N.W. while this detour is in place.
Cyclists will be detoured onto 17 Avenue N.W. at Bowness Road and can connect to the cycletrack on 52 Street N.W. At Bowness Road and 52 Street N.W. eastbound cyclists will be able to cross the intersection and connect to the new pathway on the south side of Bowness Road.
Parking during construction
While crews are working, parking restrictions will be in place in the work area to ensure crews have room to work safely. There will be no parking on the north side of Bowness Road between Home Road and 52 Street N.W. during construction. This project includes new sidewalks and a multi-use pathway on the north and south side of Bowness Road N.W., so there will be times when there is no access to residential driveways for an extended period of time.
We anticipate crews will be working in this area until early August 2021, weather dependent.
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The City has developed a streetscape master plan for Bowness (Montgomery) Road N.W. based on citizen and stakeholder feedback, technical analysis, and financial considerations. The plan supports the needs identified by the community and provides a vision that guides the detailed design and construction phases.
The final design for the Bowness Road Main Street project includes:
- New road surface on Bowness Road between MacKay Road and west of 52 Street N.W.
- A multi-use path, and sidewalk, on both sides of Bowness Road.
- Enhanced pedestrian crossings through the corridor for safety.
- Better access to transit stops.
- Intersection improvements, for drivers, cyclists and pedestrians.
- New street lighting along the corridor.
- New landscaping and amenities to make the street a destination.
- Burying the overhead power lines at Bowness Road and 52 Street N.W.
- Upgraded traffic signals at Bowness Road and Home Road NW
Construction on Bowness Road NW starts summer 2020.
- Summer 2020 – Construction starts
- Summer to late fall 2020 – Underground utility relocation and road works
- Spring 2021 – Utility and roadworks continue
- Spring 2022 – project completion
Main Streets project documents
What will Bowness Road look like?
Montgomery’s Main Street – Bowness Road N.W. – underwent the “design” step of the Main Streets program in 2018 and 2019. The City developed a streetscape master plan for your Main Street based on citizen and stakeholder feedback, technical analysis, and financial considerations. This vision encompasses numerous considerations, including:
- Enhanced pedestrian safety and comfort.
- Improved mobility options, including transit and cycling.
- A design that is uniquely “Montgomery” and reflects its identity.
- Green, friendly streets through naturalized boulevards, trees, and site furnishings.
- Making Montgomery a destination that will support existing and new local businesses.
- Improved connections to park spaces and amenities.
The Main Streets Program is one of the ways that the City of Calgary is working to make our city “a great place to make a living, and a great place to make a life.” Our program shares The City’s common purpose of “making life better every day” by implementing a comprehensive process to transform our main streets into places where people want to live, work and play.
Main Streets are resilient, adaptable, and attractive places that:
- Celebrate the character of the community.
- Encourage diversity of businesses, buildings and residents.
- Create a vibrant destination.
- Improve public health.
Visit the Main Streets program webpage to learn more about the program and our approach to creating vibrant community spaces.