Bridgeland Main Street Construction – Phase 1

Project update - August 2022

The first phase of the Bridgeland Main Streets project is moving into construction. Phase One of the Bridgeland Main Street is between Memorial Drive and 2 Avenue N.E. Work is primarily located along Edmonton Trail, with improvements at the north end of 4 Street N.E. and the Gateway area near Memorial Drive.

Community Impacts & Detours

  • August 10: Meredith Road closed at Edmonton Trail
  • August 20 & 21: Two lanes of Edmonton Trail closed between Meredith and Marsh Roads
  • New access to parking lot from Memorial, Starbucks traffic detours

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This construction season, you can expect to see the focus of our work at the Bridgeland Gateway along Memorial Drive and the East and West sides of Edmonton Trail. We expect Phase One of the Bridgeland Main Street to be complete in 2023.

Anticipated schedule and detours by construction area:
Construction Area Starting the week of Anticipated Duration Detours
Memorial Drive: Gateway   June 30, 2022 10 - 12 weeks
  • Daily closure 9am - 3pm North most lane of Memorial Drive from Edmonton Trail to 4 Street 
  • New access to parking lot from Memorial Drive, Starbucks traffic detours  
Meredith Road to 1 Avenue N.E. (East side of Edmonton Trail)   June 30, 2022 6 – 8 weeks
  • Daily closure 9am - 3pm East most lane on Edmonton Trail from Meredith Road to 1 Avenue
  • Sidewalk closed from Meredith Road to 1 Avenue N.E. Detour to West side of Edmonton Trail  
1 Avenue N.E. to 2 Avenue N.E. (East side of Edmonton Trail)   July 19, 2022   6 – 8 weeks
  • Sidewalk closed from 1 Avenue N.E. to 2 Avenue N.E. Detour to West side of Edmonton Trail     
1 Avenue N.E. to 2 Avenue N.E. (West side of Edmonton Trail)   August 15, 2022   6 – 8 weeks
  • Daily closure 9 am - 3 pm Bike Lane on Edmonton Trail from 1 Avenue to 2 Avenue; Bike Lane detoured to East most lane.
  • Sidewalk closed from 1 Avenue to 2 Avenue, Detour to East side of Edmonton Trail
Meredith Road to 1 Avenue N.E. (West side of Edmonton Trail) August 18, 2022 8 – 10 weeks
  • Daily closure 9am -3pm Bike Lane on Edmonton Trail from Meredith Road to 1 Avenue N.E.; Bike Lane detoured to East most lane
  • Sidewalk closed from Meredith Road to 1 Avenue, Detour to East side of Edmonton Trail

Memorial Drive to Meredith Road (West side of Edmonton Trail) Sept. 14, 2022  6 – 8 weeks
  • Daily closure 9am - 3pm Bike Lane on Edmonton Trail, Bike Lane detoured one lane East from Memorial Drive to Starbucks Driveway
  • Sidewalk Closure from Memorial Drive to the Starbucks/Centex Drive Driveway  

You can expect to see an increase in on-site construction activity, including construction crews, vehicles and heavy equipment, noise, and vibrations throughout construction from motorized equipment, ground compaction and vehicle back-up alarms, and soil disturbance and dust emissions. The construction work hours for the Main Streets Program are Monday to Saturday from 7 a.m. – 10 p.m., and construction activity on weekends, weekdays, and overnight as required.

Project background

The Bridgeland Main Streets project has been divided into two phases: 

  •  Phase 1 includes the Gateway at Memorial Drive & Edmonton Trail N.E. and streetscape improvements along Edmonton Trail N.E. This work also includes potential utility relocations on 1 Avenue N.E. from Edmonton Trail to 6a Street N.E. The utility relocation work will enable the future construction of Phase 2.
  • Phase 2 includes streetscape and bikeway improvements along 1 Avenue and 2 Avenue N.E. The project team is finalizing the design of Phase 2, however construction is currently unfunded.
  • For more information visit our engage page.

What to expect for 2022

Phase 1 – Edmonton Trail N.E.

Phase 1 includes streetscape improvements and infrastructure upgrades along Edmonton Tr from Memorial Drive to 2 Avenue N.E. as well as Gateway features on at Memorial Drive beneath the 4 Ave flyover and at the triangle where 4 Street meets Edmonton Trail.

At the Memorial Drive Gateway there will be:

  • Reduction of parking stalls on City property
  • Re-configured Memorial Drive access to the parking lot for safety
  • Southern 4 Street access changed to an “in only”
  • Maintained in/out access off of Edmonton Trail
  • Larger pedestrian space and improved pedestrian connections
  • New bioretention area– a vegetated area to capture and treat stormwater
  • Improved lighting for people walking

Along Edmonton Trail N.E. there will be:

  • Widened sidewalks
  • More plants and trees
  • New streetlighting along the road and sidewalks
  • New crosswalks with wheelchair ramps complete with tactile plates to help those with vision loss at intersections
  • New waste & recycling bins, bike racks and benches
  • Southbound 4 Street between 3 and 2 Avenue N.E. will be reduced from three to two lanes
  • Separated wheeling lane will extend to 4 Street N.E. and connect to the 2 Avenue on-street bike lane
  • Extensive planting and creation of a small pocket park space within the triangle at 4  Street, with better crossing at 2 Avenue N.E.

What you can expect during construction

  • 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 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. Traffic will be maintained during construction, except for occasional closures with a detour. 
  • Potential construction activity on weekends, weekdays, and overnight as required. 
  • We will work directly with individual businesses to provide continued access to their property as much as possible.
  • While we don't expect any major utility shutdowns, you will be notified if the need arises.
  • Temporary transit stop relocations if 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 when 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.


Contact

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

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