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37 Street Main Street

37 Street Main Street construction

37 Street S.W. Main Street construction will occur over the summer months (April to October) and will take place in a phased approach. 

Intersection closures and commute impacts

July 10 – October 15

  • Intersection closures at 26 Avenue. Detours will be in place, please follow the signs.
  • Various lanes of 37 Street will be closed at or approaching the 26 Avenue intersection. Two-way traffic will remain on 37 Street.

Max Teal BRT

  • The northbound and southbound Max BRT transit stop will be temporarily relocated to the north and south ends of the block.

Sept 10 -14

  • A complete intersection closure on the west side of 26 Avenue. Detours will be in place, please follow the signs.
  • 37 Street southbound lanes will be closed at the 26 Avenue intersection. Two-way traffic will remain on the northbound lanes of 37 Street.  

Sept 17 -21

  • A complete intersection closure on the east side of 26 Avenue. Detours will be in place, please follow the signs.
  • 37 Street northbound lanes w ill be closed at the 26 Avenue intersection. Two-way traffic will remain on the southbound lanes of 37 Street.

Sept 20 -30

  • Milling and top lift paving will be carried out between Richmond Road and 19 Avenue. Detours will be in place, please follow the signs.

Ongoing Construction Schedule:

You can expect to see road detours & lane closures associated with ongoing construction on 37 Street S.W. Please use caution when travelling in the area. 

26 Street intersection (28 Street to 25 Street S.W.)

26 Street intersection (28 Street to 25 Street S.W.)
Start Date (week of) Location

June 21

complete

Signal construction  Will be completed August 21.

July 10

Expect 8 weeks of construction

Construction on the east side of the roadway between 28 and 26 Avenue

July 15

Expect 8 weeks of construction

Construction on the east side of the roadway between 28 and 26 Avenue 

Work includes concrete work, utility work and road work.

July 21

Expect 8 weeks of construction

Construction on the east side of the roadway between 28 and 26 Avenue

Work includes concrete work, utility work and road work.

August 31

Expect 6 - 8 weeks of construction

Construction on the  west side of the roadway between 28 and 26 Avenue

Work includes concrete work, utility work and road work.

September 10 -14

Full Closure of the west side of 26 Avenue at Intersection

Traffic will be reduced to one lane in each direction.

26 Avenue traffic will be detoured through the community

September 16

Expect 8 weeks of construction

Construction on the east side of the roadway between 26 and 25 Avenue.

Work includes concrete work, utility work and road work.

September 17 -21

Full Closure of the east side of 26 Avenue at Intersection

Traffic will be reduced to one lane in each direction.

26 Avenue traffic will be detoured through the community

25 Street to 19 Street S.W.

25 Street to 19 Street S.W.
Start Date (week of) Location

May 3

complete

Construction on the east side of the roadway between 21 and 19 Avenue 

May 25

complete

Construction on the east side of the roadway between 23 and 21 Avenue 

June 25

complete

Construction on the west side of the roadway between 23 and 19 Avenue

August 2

Expect 8 weeks of construction

Construction on the west side of the roadway between 19 and 23 Avenue 

Work includes concrete work, utility work and road work.

Richmond Road to 28 Street S.W.

Richmond Road to 28 Street S.W.
Start Date (week of) Location

July 6

complete

Construction on the west side of the roadway between Richmond Road and 33 Avenue 

August 2

Expect 4 weeks of construction

Construction of the median between Richmond Road and 33 Avenue.

Single lane closure in the northbound and southbound direction.

Expected timeline: We anticipate that each block will take about eight weeks to complete; however, the schedule is subject to change depending on factors such as complexity, weather, and access.  

What you can expect during construction:

When construction is underway, here's what you can expect:

  • An increase in on-site construction activity, including construction crews, vehicles and heavy equipment. Including an increase in noise and vibration throughout construction.
  • Sidewalk closures and detours will ensure pedestrians and cyclists can travel safely through the area and still access their destinations.
  • The temporary removal of some parking, road closures and potential road detours. Two-way traffic will be maintained during construction, except for occasional closures with a detour. We try to keep closures to long weekends to minimize commute impacts.
  • We don't expect to see large-scale or complete utility shut-downs throughout the replacement of water and sewer lines; however, you will be notified if the need arises due to unforeseen conditions.
  • An increase in truck and equipment traffic accessing the construction sites and surrounding areas, material removal and delivery, as well as on-site flaggers to help direct traffic.
  • Temporary transit stop relocations and detours.
  • Potential construction activity on weekends, weekdays, and overnight as required

Please note, construction in an older community like this means that sometimes we run into surprises during construction. We don't anticipate any issues, but the timeline could be impacted should we discover any surprises. 

We appreciate your patience while crews are working in the area. We know that construction impacts can be disruptive, and we will work to mitigate impacts as best that we can.

Tree Removal & Replacement

The City of Calgary works to preserve as many trees as possible throughout construction; however, we know that some trees in the existing boulevard on the west side of 37 Street S.W. between 19 Ave and 26 Ave S.W. will be removed. Many of these trees are in poor condition, and once construction is complete, approximately 300 new boulevard trees will be replanted along 37 Street S.W.

We work with our contractors to preserve as many trees as possible throughout construction. Trees provide many environmental, public health and social benefits, particularly in highly developed areas. Removing a tree is a last resort. We have developed a tree protection and compensation plan to protect as many existing trees as possible and replace trees that have to be removed due to construction to replace the lost canopy.

Trees will be planted throughout the project, and you will start to see new trees in areas where the construction is complete. While trees are being planted, you can expect short-term lane closures.


Contact

Do you have a specific question about the West 17 Avenue and 37 Street Main Streets projects? You can send us an email: mainstreetsconstruction@calgary.ca

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