Bridgeland 1 Avenue N.E. Main Street

Bridgeland Main Streets

Phase 2 – 1 Avenue N.E.

Project update - August 2023

Construction for Phase Two of the Bridgeland Main Street is moving forward. We started the work along 1 Avenue between 9A and 11 Street N.E. on the week of August 28.

Detours:

  • The eastbound traffic, along 1 Avenue N.E. from 9A Street N.E. to 11 Street N.E., will be detoured to Centre Avenue N.E.
  • Pedestrians on the south side of 1 Avenue N.E. between 9A Street N.E. to 11 Street N.E. will be detoured to the north side of the roadway.
  • On-street parking will be removed temporarily from the south side of 1 Avenue N.E. between 9A Street N.E. to 11 Street N.E.
  • The eastbound bus stop located on the west of 11 Street N.E. will be relocated to the east of 11 Street N.E.

The second phase of the Bridgeland Main Streets will see operational and streetscape improvements along 1 Avenue N.E. from 4 Street N.E. to 11 Street N.E., and along 2 Avenue N.E. between 6 Street N.E. to 10 Street N.E.  and is expected to be in construction until Fall 2025.

We want to thank you for your patience while we complete this important work. Please see an anticipated schedule and work locations in the chart below.

Contact us

Do you have a specific question about the Bridgeland Main Street Construction project? Send us an email: 
bridgelandmainstreet@calgary.ca

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Work locations and construction impacts

This construction season, you can expect to see work starting the week of August 28. Below you will see the coming section of work.

Location Project type Impact Status Anticipated Schedule* More Information

South side of 1 Ave N.E. from 11 St. N.E. to 9A St. N.E.

  • Tree planting
  • Wider sidewalks
  • Changes to the driveway
  • Curb repair

  • Noise
  • Lane restrictions
  • Restriction for walking/ wheeling 
  • Heavy machinery operating in the area
  • Temporary transit stop relocation as required

In progress

August 28 (7-8 weeks of construction)

Construction notice

* Please note: the anticipated schedule is subject to change depending on factors such as complexity, weather, supply chain, and access.

Project scope

The 1 Avenue N.E. Main Street underwent the “design” step of the Main Streets program in 2018 and 2019. Based on citizen and stakeholder feedback, technical analysis, and financial considerations, the plan supports the needs identified by the community.

Phase two of the Bridgeland Main Street project involves operational and streetscape improvements along 1 Avenue N.E. from 4 Street to 11 Street, and along 2 Avenue N.E. between 6 Street N.E. to 10 Sttreet N.E.

Work includes:

  • Widened sidewalks.
  • More plants and trees.
  • New street lighting along the road and sidewalks.
  • New crosswalks with wheelchair ramps complete with tactile plates to help those with vision loss at intersections.
  • Additional/upgraded pedestrian crossing signals at several intersections. Changes to intersection controls on 2 Avenue N.E.
  • New waste & recycling bins, bike racks and benches. 

Please see the Roll Plot for more detailed information:

Schedule subject to change as required to meet project requirements

Schedule subject to change as required to meet project requirements

What is planned for Bridgeland Main Street Phase 2: 1 Avenue NE and 2 Avenue N.E.?

The 1 Avenue Main Street vision encompasses numerous considerations, including:

  • A focus on urban design and placemaking.
  • Enhanced pedestrian safety and comfort.
  • Improved mobility options, including transit and cycling
  • A design that is uniquely “Bridgeland-Riverside” and reflects its heritage and community identity.
  • Improved connections to park spaces and amenities.
  • Enhancing the community’s Main Street as a destination that will support existing and new local businesses.

A rendering of what 1 Avenue may look like:

The proposed plans for 2 Avenue NE include the adjustment of the intersection controls and new stop signs. 

What to expect through Construction on 1 Avenue and 2 Avenue N.E.

Construction for Phase two of the Bridgeland Main Street Project is expected to start in the Summer of 2023.

What you can expect during construction:

  • Sidewalk closures and detours ensure pedestrians and cyclists can travel safely through the area and still access their destinations.
  • We will work directly with individual businesses to minimize the impacts of construction and  provide continued access to their property as much as possible.
  • The temporary closure of some parking, roads and potential road detours. Traffic will be maintained during construction, by way of local detours.
  • An increase in on-site construction activity, including construction crews, vehicles and heavy equipment, and an increase in noise and vibration throughout construction.
  • Temporary transit stop relocations as required.

Project background

The City has developed a Streetscape Master Plan for Bridgeland based on citizen feedback, technical analysis, and financial considerations.

The vision for the Bridgeland Main Streets project is to build a streetscape that includes well-designed, quality public realm elements and public space, that prioritize the pedestrian experience and will support ongoing redevelopment and a thriving economic environment. Once complete, it will offer a variety of safe, accessible mobility connections, new community gathering spaces, and a uniquely Bridgeland character.

The key features of Bridgeland Main Streets are:

  1. Prioritize pedestrian safety
  2. Enhanced landscaping for pedestrian comfort
  3. Unique streetscape elements
  4. New opportunities for community gathering
  5. Improved mobility options

Past engagement: 1 Avenue N.E.

Timeline

  • Live (2025)
    • Ongoing investment in development
    • Operations and maintenance
  • Build (2022-2025)
    • Phase 1 (Edmonton Tr) 2022-2023
    • Phase 2 (1AV NE) 2023-2025
    • Construction of designs based on streetscape master plan
  • Design (2018-2021)
    • Pedestrian safety measures implemented
    • Detailed design work complete
    • Community engagement
    • Bridgeland Streetscape Master Plan completed and approved
  • Plan (2017)
    •  Land use redesignation and infrastructure assessment
  • Strategize (2014 – 2016)
    • Public engagement and market studies

Want to learn more about the Main Streets Program visit Calgary.ca/mainStreets


Project documents

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.

To reach their full potential, Calgary’s Main Streets need both public and private investment. The Main Streets program is a continuum that goes from changes to land use that will support development opportunities to a streetscape master plan that is designed to support these changes and can be constructed in a coordinated fashion. The increase in development activity will bring more people and new jobs to the community, making the area more attractive to local businesses and residents.

Core values

Main Streets are resilient, adaptable, and attractive places that support:

  • Character & Identity
    Create a street that establishes a unique sense of place and offers memorable experiences for both residents and visitors. 
  • Social & Healthy lifestyle
    Create a family-friendly and safe street environment that focuses on promoting sense of community. 
  • Mobility & Functionality
    Achieve a balance of multi-modal transportation options with a focus on friendly and inclusive design. 
  • Economic vitality
    Street improvements promote economic vitality by encouraging redevelopment opportunities and promoting investment.

This information has no legal status and cannot be used as an official interpretation of the various bylaws, codes and regulations currently in effect. The City of Calgary accepts no responsibility to persons relying solely on this information. Web pages are updated periodically. ​

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