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The City of Calgary’s annual paving program runs each year from May through October (weather permitting) and includes projects of different sizes throughout the city.

It is focused on pavement rehabilitation work typically on some of Calgary's busiest routes classified as skeletal, arterial, and major collectors. As part of the City of Calgary's ongoing efforts to improve and maintain infrastructure, the paving program plays an essential role in ensuring our streets and sidewalks are safe for all citizens. The program also helps in avoiding more costly and disruptive reconstruction of roadways through regular maintenance of the road surface.

The main priority of the program is asphalt roadway repair or replacement; however, work may also include localized repair and replacement of concrete sidewalks, wheelchair ramps, and curbs and gutters.

Major roads projects


Anticipated construction impacts

We recognize that this work may cause some inconvenience to your community, and we are committed to minimizing these impacts.

  • Construction activities anticipated 7 days a week including nighttime work
  • Traffic impacts including lane closures, road closures, parking restrictions, and detours
  • Sidewalk and pathway closures and detours
  • Noise from construction activity, including construction crews, vehicles and heavy equipment
  • Driveway access and parking restrictions
  • Transit impacts including temporary closure and/or relocation of bus stops

 

Major paving project locations for 2024 are listed below and will be updated as work begins. Locations are also marked on the Roadway activities map. Please note, locations may be added, removed or delayed. 

Northeast projects

Location Anticipated start date Status

128 Avenue N.E. from Metis Tr. N.E. to Red Embers Gate N.E.

TBA

Planning

32 Avenue N.E. from Barlow Tr. N.E. to 12 St. N.E.

early July 2024

Planning

Country Hills Blvd. N.E. from Harvest Hills Blvd. N.E. to Coventry Hills Blvd. N.E.

TBA

Planning

Falconridge Blvd. N.E. from Falconridge Dr. N.E. to Taradale Dr. N.E.

late-July 2024

Planning

Northwest projects

Location Anticipated start date Status

12 Mile Coulee Rd. N.W. from 80 Ave. N.W. to Bearspaw Meadow Way N.W.

TBA

Planning

32 Avenue N.W. from Crowchild Tr. N.W. to Shaganappi Tr. N.W.

mid-April 2024

In Progress

Crowchild Trail N.W. from Stoney Trail N.W. to Brisebois Dr. N.W.

early June 2024

In Progress

Shaganappi Trail N.W. (Northbound) from John Laurie Blvd. N.W. to Country Hills Blvd. N.W.

late-June 2024

In Progress

Southeast projects

Location Anticipated start date Status

17 Avenue S.E. from 19 St. S.E. to Deerfoot Trail S.E.

TBA

Planning

18 Street S.E. from 66 Ave. S.E. to 21 St. S.E.

Complete

19 Street S.E. from 17 Ave. S.E. to 9 Ave. S.E.

TBA

Planning

26 Street S.E. from 17 Ave. S.E. to 34 Ave. S.E.

TBA

Planning

52 Street S.E. from Memorial Dr. S.E. to 17 Ave. S.E.

Complete

Anderson Road S.E. from Deerfoot Tr. S.E. to Macleod Tr. S.

TBA

Planning

Macleod Trail from Stoney Tr. S.E. to 226 Ave. S.E.

TBA

Planning

Glenmore Trail S.E. from 52 St. S.E. to Barlow Tr. S.E.

TBA

Planning

Shepard Road S.E. from 86 Ave. S.E. to Barlow Tr. S.E., including Shepard Place S.E.

mid-July 2024

Planning

Southwest projects

Location Anticipated start date Status

14 Street S.W. ramps at Glenmore Tr. S.W.

Early September 2024

Planning

Southland Drive S.W. from Macleod Tr. S. to Elbow Dr. S.W.

late July 2024

Planning

Canyon Meadows Drive S.W. (Eastbound) from 14 St. S.W. to Macleod Tr. S.

early June 2024

In Progress

Sarcee Trail S.W. from Richmond Rd. S.W. to Westwood Dr. S.W.

TBA

Planning

Community paving


As part of our annual paving program, smaller community paving begins in the late spring and continues through the summer months. This work is typically done over one or two days. You will see message boards in your community before paving begins. Please ensure your cars are removed from the roadway on your paving date.

2024 Communities:

  • Whitehorn (Late May - June/July)
  • McKenzie Lake (July - August)
  • Coach Hill (Late August - September)
  • Mount Royal (September/early October)

Paving schedule traffic impacts

For information on all roadwork that can affect your commute, parking space or sidewalk use, please refer to one or more of the following daily traffic information resources.

  • calgary.ca/trafficinfo – find real-time information on road disruptions (detours, lane/road closures, accidents etc), including paving activities, that may affect your movement around Calgary.
  • 107.9 FM – tune in to our dedicated Traffic Advisory Radio station for up to the minute information that'll help keep you on the move.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

Which roads are going to be repaved this year and next year?

Each year’s paving program includes approximately 100 locations where City and contracted crews are replacing damaged asphalt and concrete.

Use the Calgary Roadway Activity Map to see this year’s paving projects, next year’s tentative paving projects and where The City has repaved in the last two years.

Planned paving work is impacted by:

  • Budget;
  • Utility coordination – if a utility in the area needs repair or replacement, TheCity will delay repaving until underground utility repair is complete. This minimizes the impact on the community and ensures efficient use of resources and budget; and
  • Weather conditions – weather needs to be warm and dry for paving work to take place. If the season is atypically wet or cold, paving work may need to be delayed until the following season.

How will I be notified if paving work is scheduled for my area?

If paving work is scheduled for your area, you’ll receive a hand-delivered notice one to two weeks before work starts. There will also be signs posted in the community alerting you to any parking bans, sidewalk detours and closures, and other short-term impacts.

How does The City decide which roads to repave?

The City follows a multi-step process that aligns with industry best practices, to objectively evaluate the condition of Calgary’s road network and identify priorities for each paving season.

Step 1: Annual Condition Survey: City crews conduct sample inspections and record the condition of Calgary streets. Both the surface condition of the road as well as the condition of the road sub-structure is evaluated.

Step 2: Data collected during the Annual Condition Survey is analyzed using an advanced modelling system called the Pavement Management System. This system uses the defects in the surface of each street to determine deterioration rates and objectively establish the overall roadway condition.

Step 3: The overall roadway condition generated by the Pavement Management System is translated to the Pavement Quality Index (PQI) where road conditions are rated from 0 (worst) to 10 (best). The PQI of a road may change from year to year. The Visual Condition Index, or VCI, is a subset of PQI data.

Step 4: The Pavement Management System forecasts multi-year models to identify the correct treatment (crack sealing, micro-surfacing, repaving, etc.) at the right time for specific roads. Priorities will be adjusted so that major infrastructure projects, utility replacements, or budgetary changes are taken into account. This ensures paving budgets are used effectively for the whole roadway network.

How does The City repair pavement?

Base repairs Permeable fabrics, which strengthen, reinforce and improve drainage, are used to repair alligator cracking and distortion caused by settlement or heave. Installation involves excavating the area, putting the permeable fabrics in place, laying down and compacting new gravel and finally repaving the road surface.

Crack sealing keeps excess moisture from penetrating asphalt and preventing further cracking, potholes and deterioration of the road. As soon as the sealant pouring into the crack is dry, the road can be driven on.

Microsurfacing is similar to crack sealing, however, instead of being applied to a single, small area it is applied across the entire road. This cost-effective solution slows down the natural deterioration of the road and preserves road lifetime without costly and disruptive construction. Learn more about micro surfacing – an innovative solution.

Pothole repair is a major component of our city’s roadway maintenance. The City of Calgary fills over 20,000 potholes each year. Explore the annual pothole repair program to learn what causes potholes and how The City repairs them.

Repaving is when the old pavement surface is milled away and new asphalt is laid down. To learn more about the paving process, please see the road work brochure. Look at this year’s paving schedule to see where The City is repaving this year.

Road reconstruction consists of completely removing and replacing an existing road and its substructure. This is the most costly rehabilitation method, and a roadway only qualifies for full reconstruction if: it is extremely deteriorated, other treatments (such as repaving or spray patching) will not be effective, and the cost of other repairs will be higher than the cost of reconstructing the road. A fully reconstructed road will last up to 20 years.

Slabjacking creates a solid foundation under pavement to correct settling in the road. Holes are cored into the settled roadway and grout is injected to fill any voids. The road is raised and leveled, and finished to match the existing roadway.

Spray Patching is a quick, efficient, and cost-effective way to repair cracked and damaged pavement using an emulsified mixture of asphalt and gravel. Large cracks, potholes, localized raveling, alligator cracking and gaps at the lip of gutters can be corrected quickly. The road can be driven on almost immediately after the repair and after two weeks, the patched areas blend into the surrounding asphalt.

Learn more about the Paving Programs processes in the road work brochure. All work complies with Calgary’s Roads Construction Standard Specifications.


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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