12 Street N.E. Mobility Improvements

Project update – November 2022

After a short delay due to the cold weather earlier this month, we’ve resumed work at the south end of the bridge. We also paused to ensure temporary pedestrian measures were in place to protect the safety of those walking and wheeling in the area.

We’ve been working hard to complete this project as efficiently as possible while minimizing disruption to the community. Weather and ground conditions at this time of year do have impacts on schedule and will extend the completion date into February of next year.

We poured the new traffic barrier on the bridge in early November. We also paved the new connecting pathway north of the bridge and installed new handrailings. Cleanup of the pathway will be complete shortly. We’ll then remove the remaining pathway detours in the area and reopen this pathway to Calgarians. 

The present temporary pathway and current traffic lane setup on the bridge itself will remain in place until February.

Project overview

The way Calgarians get around is changing. More people are choosing to walk, scoot, skateboard, or cycle for their daily commute to work or school, for errands and for fun. As a city, we want to provide convenient and attractive transportation choices for Calgarians of all ages and abilities.

The City monitors existing bikeways and pathways and identified the 12 Street N.E. bridge for upgrades due to recent residential development at the east end of Bridgeland and a potential correlated increase in active mode users. This work also supports updated accessibility and transportation standards.

This project will provide a wider sidewalk for walking and wheeling, improved pedestrian crossings, and a better connection within the pathway and bikeway network.

Project timeline

  • Spring 2022 – Finalize design
  • Summer 2022 - Construction start
  • Early 2023 – Construction complete 

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