37 Street Main Street

Upcoming intersection impacts: 37 Street & 10 Avenue S.W.

Crews will be lowering the intersection and road north and south of 10 Avenue S.W. over the course of three weeks. This work is to ensure proper drainage once construction is complete.

Stage one: August 12-15, 2022 

  • Southbound 37 Street S.W. will be closed to traffic between Bow Trail and 10 Avenue S.W.
  • A single lane of northbound traffic on 37 Street S.W. will be maintained.
  • Eastbound Bow Trail traffic will be detoured onto 45 Street S.W. and westbound Bow Trail Traffic will be detoured onto 33 Street S.W.
  • Local traffic will be maintained for the alley, and at 8 Avenue S.W. and 38 Street S.W.
  • At the intersection, access to 37 Street S.W. will be closed from the west side, and no left turns to southbound 37 Street S.W. will be permitted from Westbrook Mall.

Stage two: August 17-24, 2022 

  • Work on the east side of 37 Street will be ongoing between August 17-24. 
  • Traffic will be shifted to the west side of 37 Street S.W. to maintain one lane of vehicle traffic for south and northbound vehicles. 
  • Driveway access and exit from the two northernmost driveways to Westbrook Mall will be closed while this work is underway.
  • Traffic from eastbound 10 Avenue S.W. will be able to access both north and southbound 37 Street S.W.

To see the map of construction this season, check out the staging plan.

Intersection closures and commute impacts

August 2022
  • Southbound right hand lane closure between Bow Trail and 10 Avenue S.W.
  • Southbound right hand lane closure between 15 and 16 Avenue S.W.
  • Southbound right hand lane closure between 16 and 17 Avenue S.W.
  • Northbound right hand lane closure between 10 and Bow Trail S.W.
  • Northbound right hand lane closure between 13 and 10 Avenue S.W.
  • Northbound right hand lane closure between 16 and 15 Avenue S.W. 

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.

Bow Trail to 10 Avenue S.W.

Start Date
[ week of]

April 11 

Location

Construction is mostly complete in this area, but the southbound right lane closure will remain in place until the sections to the south (west side) are complete. 

15 Avenue to 16 Avenue S.W. (west side)

Start Date
[ week of]

August 2

Location

Construction on the west side of the road between 15 and 16 Avenue S.W. Work includes concrete work, utility work and road work. Access to driveways fronting 37 Street S.W. will be maintained while crews are working.

16 Avenue to 17 Avenue S.W. (west side)

Start Date
[ week of]

June 13

Location

Construction on the west side of the road between 16 and 17 Avenue S.W. Work includes concrete work, utility work and road work. Access to driveways fronting 37 Street S.W. will be maintained while crews are working.

Bow Trail to 10 Avenue S.W. (east side)

Start Date
[ week of]

June 9

Location

Construction on the east side of the road between Bow Trail and 10 Avenue S.W. Work includes concrete work, utility work and road work. Access to driveways fronting 37 Street S.W. will be maintained while crews are working, and we do not anticipate any impacts to parking stalls fronting 37 Street S.W.

13 Avenue to 10 Avenue S.W. (east side)

Start Date
[ week of]

August 2

Location

Construction on the east side of 37 Street between 13 and 10 Avenue S.W. Work includes concrete work, utility work and road work. Access to driveways fronting 37 Street S.W. will be maintained while crews are working, and we do not anticipate any impacts to parking stalls fronting 37 Street S.W.

16 Avenue to 15 Avenue S.W. (east side)

Start Date
[ week of]

August 8

Location

Construction on the east side of 37 Street between 16 and 15 Avenue S.W. Work includes concrete work, utility work and road work. Access to driveways fronting 37 Street S.W. will be maintained while crews are working.

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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