144 Avenue N.W. Improvements - Sage Hill Drive to 24 Street N.W.

Project updates - October 20, 2022

Construction progress

West Nose Creek realignment – complete

Crews have completed the West Nose Creek realignment and all landscaping by the realigned creek.

Deep utility installations – complete for 2022

All underground utility installations at the intersection of Symons Valley Road and 144 Avenue N.W. have been completed. Underground utilities have also been installed east of West Nose Creek.

Installation of stormwater utility lines at the east end of the project area, by Evanston, will be completed in 2023.

Noise wall piling – complete

Crews have completed all piling to prepare for installation of the noise wall adjacent to nearby Evanston homes.

Noise wall panels are currently being produced and will be installed when they are complete.

Upcoming work

Over the coming weeks, crews will be focused on:

  • Installation of noise wall panels
  • Completion of retaining walls east of West Nose Creek
  • Earthworks and excavations

Rock excavations will continue over the winter months to help advance work before the 2023 construction season begins. 

Regular updates will be posted on this page and shared via the email newsletter throughout construction.

To assist you in better understanding the scope of the project, please watch the video below.

Project overview

The City of Calgary will be undertaking significant roadway improvements in the 144 Avenue N.W. area. Construction will begin in spring 2022 for an extension of 144 Avenue N.W. from 24 Street N.W. (Panorama Road), through Symons Valley Road to Sage Hill Drive N.W.

The project will include:

  • 1.2km of new arterial roadway;
  • a bridge crossing over West Nose Creek;
  • an expansion to the multi-use pathway system further linking to the 5A cycle network; and
  • improvements to the transportation network and connectivity in the area for all modes of travel

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Project background

From 2018 - 2020, The City completed a Functional Planning Study for 144 Ave. N.W. to look at the general design and location of the road between Symons Valley Road N.W. and Panorama Road N.W., including the West Nose Creek crossing and the eventual realignment of Symons Valley Road onto Mountain View Road.

Near the northwestern edge of Calgary, 144 Ave. N.W. is an arterial street located between the rapidly developing communities of Evanston, Nolan Hill, and Sage Hill, and major skeletal roads including Sarcee Trail, Shaganappi Trail and Symons Valley Road. Planned to be the only continuous east-west connection north of Stoney Trail, 144 Ave. N.W. will provide an important link for all modes of transportation into the future.

Current and future development of communities and land adjacent to 144 Ave. N.W., such as within the Glacier Ridge Area Structure Plan (ASP), has prioritized the need for The City to improve the transportation network in the area. There is also a strong future need to facilitate east-west transit connectivity between adjacent communities and the future Green Line LRT running along Centre Street.

Visit the engagement page for information on the public engagement throughout the Functional Planning Study.

The environment

The City is working closely with environmental experts and consultants to mitigate potential environmental impacts. We are mindful of the important bio-diversity and natural features in this area and will incorporate these considerations as we plan for and complete design and construction.

In order to minimize both capital cost and future operation/maintenance costs of the bridge, The City plans to relocate a portion of West Nose Creek. This relocation is a common procedure which has been successfully implemented as part of other infrastructure projects. We are planning this procedure in a way that absolutely conserves and maintains the integrity of the natural area.

Site ceremony

On April 1, 2022 project team members from The City of Calgary, ISL Engineering and Graham Construction participated in a ceremony with representatives from the Siksika Nation and Blood Tribe at the 144 Avenue N.W. site.

Members of the Blood Tribe and Siksika Nation led traditional blessings, acknowledging the spiritual significance of the land and praying for a safe and successful project. Following the ceremony, the project's archaeologist led a site orientation for construction crews. This included an overview of the types of historical items to watch for and the process to follow should anything be found.

We thank the Blood Tribe and Siksika Nation for their participation and support as we begin the 144 Avenue N.W. project.

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Project timeline

  • Finalize engineering design: Spring/Summer2021
  • Construction tender; hire contractor; plan/schedule construction: Summer 2021
  • Construction: Spring 2022 to fall 2024
  • Project Substantial Completion: Fall 2024

Please note: Construction Activities are dependent on several factors. Timelines could change due to inclement weather, underground conditions and/or other unexpected circumstances. Schedule updates will be provided.

Project area

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