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Montgomery (Bowness Road) Main Streets construction

Project update – September 2021

Updated paving schedule: Bowness Road N.W.

Milling along Bowness Road N.W. is complete, and there have been changes to the paving schedule.

While crews are paving Bowness Road we will need to close the road to traffic, and detour eastbound and westbound traffic around the work area. There will be flaggers on site to direct traffic while this work is happening, and sidewalks will be open.  Access to residential and business driveways will be restricted while crews are milling and paving each section along Bowness Road.

We will be paving Bowness Road in sections to minimize the impact to residents, businesses, and commuters in the area as much as possible.

Home Road to 43 Street N.W.
September 13-14, 5 a.m. to 10 p.m. daily

  • Crews will do the first layer of paving in this section of Bowness Road between September 13 and 14. 
  • Flaggers will be on site while crews are working to direct traffic to detour routes.

43 Street to Mackay Road N.W.
September 15 - 16, 5 a.m. to 10 p.m. daily

  • Crews will pave this section of Bowness road September 15 and 16.
  • Flaggers will be on site while crews are working to direct traffic to detour routes.

Home Road to 43 Street N.W.
September 17 and September 20, 5 a.m. to 10 p.m. daily

  • Crews will do the final layer of paving along this section of Bowness Road September 17 and 20.
  • Flaggers will be on site while crews are working to direct traffic to detour routes.

Home Road to 49 Street N.W.
September 21, 5 a.m. to 10 p.m.

  • Crews will pave this section of Bowness Road September 21, 2021.
  • Flaggers will be on site while crews are working to direct traffic to detour routes.

49 Street to 52 Street N.W.
September 22, 5 a.m. to 10 p.m.

  • Crews will pave this section of Bowness Road September 22, 2021.
  • Flaggers will be on site while crews are working to direct traffic to detour routes.

52 Street N.W intersection to the bridge
September 23, 5 a.m. to 10 pm.

  • Crews will pave this section of Bowness Road September 23, 2021.
  • Flaggers will be on site while crews are working to direct traffic to detour routes.

This work is weather dependent, and dates may change as crews move from section to section.

Bowness Road between 46 and 44 Street N.W. (south side)

Work continues on the south side of Bowness Road between 44 and 46 Street N.W. While crews are working we will maintain one lane of westbound traffic on Bowness Road N.W. Eastbound traffic will be detoured at 46 Street N.W. to 17 Avenue N.W.

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 south side of Bowness Road between 44 and 46 Street N.W. during construction. This project includes new sidewalks and a multi-use pathway on both sides of Bowness Road N.W., so there will be times when there is no access to residential driveways for an extended period of time.

Detours

We will maintain one lane of westbound traffic on Bowness Road N.W. Eastbound traffic will be detoured at 46 Street N.W. to 17 Avenue N.W. Transit will be detoured onto 17 Avenue N.W. at 46 Street N.W., so there will be no parking on the south side of 17 Avenue N.W. between 44 and 46 Street N.W. while this detour is in place. There will also be no westbound to southbound left turns or southbound through traffic at Bowness Road and 44 Street N.W.

Ongoing work:

Crews continue work on the south side of Bowness Road west of 49 Street to Home Road N.W. Weather permitting, crews will be working west of 49 Street and Home Road N.W. until late August, and between 46 and 44 Street N.W. until mid-September.

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Project scope

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

Timeline

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

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What will Bowness Road look like?

Project background

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.

Main streets

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.

Core principles

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.​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​


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