Bridgeland Edmonton Trail N.E. Main Street
Project update - July 2023
Phase one of the Bridgeland Main Street, between Memorial Drive and 2 Avenue N.E., has started the second season of construction. Work locations are listed in the chart below.
- Starting in May:
- East side of Edmonton Trail between 2 Ave. and 3 Ave. N.E.
- East side of Edmonton Trail between Memorial Dr. and Meredith Rd. N.E.
- West side of 4 St. N.E. between 2 Ave. and 3 Ave. N.E.
- Starting in July:
- Triangle Park on north of 2 Ave N.E. between Edmonton Trail and 4 St N.E.
- Bike Lane along 2 Ave N.E. between Edmonton Trail and 4 St N.E.
Phase two of the Bridgeland Main Street project has received the necessary funding for construction. We expect construction to start in the Summer of 2023. We are currently preparing to hire and onboard a contractor and once hired we will be able to provide more information on the schedule and sequencing of the anticipated construction.
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Work locations and construction impacts
|Location||Project type||Impact||Status||Anticipated Schedule*||More Information|
Westbound Memorial Drive at Edmonton Trail
||Begins April 2023||
April 17 (4-6 weeks of construction)
East side of Edmonton Trail between 2 Ave. and 3 Ave. N.E.
Begins May 2023
May 8 (8-10 weeks of construction)
East side of Edmonton Trail between Memorial Dr. and Meredith Rd. N.E.
Begins May 2023
May 15 (12-14 weeks of construction)
West side of 4 St N.E. between 2 Ave and 3 Ave N.E.
Begins May 2023
May 17 (8-10 weeks of construction)
|Triangle Park on north of 2 Ave N.E. between Edmonton Trail and 4 St N.E.||
Begins July 2023
July 4 (5-6 weeks of construction)
|Bike Lane along 2 Ave N.E. between Edmonton Trail and 4 St N.E.||
Begins July 2023
July 4 (5-6 weeks of construction)
* Please note: the anticipated schedule is subject to change depending on factors such as complexity, weather, supply chain, and access.
What to expect for Phase 1
We expect Phase One of the Bridgeland Main Street to be complete in 2023. Phase one includes streetscape improvements and infrastructure upgrades along Edmonton Tr from Memorial Drive to 2 Avenue N.E. as well as Gateway features on Memorial Drive beneath the 4 Ave flyover and at the triangle where 4 Street meets Edmonton Trai.
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The Edmonton Trail N.E. Main Street underwent the “design” step of the Main Streets program between 2018 and 2021. Based on citizen and interest holder feedback, technical analysis, and financial considerations, the plan supports the needs identified by the community.
- 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.
What will Edmonton Trail NE look like?
Along Edmonton Trail N.E. there will be:
- 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
- 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
- The 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 a better crossing at 2 Avenue N.E.
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 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
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 we can.
- Live (2023)
- Ongoing investment in development
- Operations and maintenance
- Build (2022 – 2023)
- Phase 1 (Edmonton Trail)
- Construction of designs -based on Streetscape Master Plan
- Design (2018 – 2021)
- Community Engagement on Bridgeland Master Plan
- Pedestrian safety measures implemented
- Bridgeland Streetscape Master Plan completed and approved
- Detailed design work completed
- Plan (2017)
- Land use redesignation and infrastructure assessment
- Strategize (2014 – 2016)
- Public engagement and market studies
- Implementation Plan
Want to learn more about the Main Streets Program visit Calgary.ca/mainStreets
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:
- Prioritize pedestrian safety
- Enhanced landscaping for pedestrian comfort
- Unique streetscape elements
- New opportunities for community gathering
- Improved mobility options
Past Engagement: Edmonton Trail
- Crescent Heights Area Redevelopment Plan
- Bridgeland/Riverside Area Redevelopment Plan
- North Hill Area Redevelopment Plan
- Winston Heights/Mountview Area Redevelopment Plan
- Strategize Phase – What We Heard Report - 2015
- Strategize Phase – Local Viewpoint Map (Bow River-16 Avenue) – 2015
- Strategize Phase – Local Viewpoint Map (16 Avenue-32 Avenue) – 2015
- Design Phase - What We Heard Report - July 2019
- Design Phase - Streetscape Master Plan
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.
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.