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16 Avenue N.W./29 Street Pedestrian Overpass

Project update - Spring 2023

The 16 Avenue and 29 Street N.W. pedestrian overpass team presented the design and alignment to Calgary Planning Commission (CPC) in March and is now preparing to move forward with the procurement and construction of the new overpass.

In advance of construction, we are hosting a public information session. Details will be shared on this page as they are confirmed.

The 16 Avenue NW/ 29 Street (Stadium) Pedestrian Bridge will cross over 16 Avenue NW (Trans-Canada Highway). It will be located adjacent to several Major Activity Centres. The bridge supports pedestrian access and creates connections in the community and provides a link to the Crosstown Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) network.

The area improvements related to the pedestrian bridge support the current activity and future growth in population and employment in the NW Hub area, including the Foothills Medical Centre (FMC), Calgary Cancer Centre and the UXBorough Development.

The goals and key benefits of the bridge include:

  • Provide a connection to the network of regional pathways, 
  • Facilitate pedestrian and cycling movement across 16 Avenue,
  • Provide access to the north crosstown BRT,
  • Facilitate access to UXBorough (Stadium) development, and 
  • Facilitate access to Foothills Medical Centre.

Background & Considerations

A 2016 Feasibility Study recommended construction of a pedestrian bridge across 16 Avenue NW between the future Stadium redevelopment and the future New Calgary Cancer Centre. Since 2016, the site and conditions of the site has changed due to the following:

  • The design of the New Calgary Cancer Centre is complete. Construction is under way.
  • The UXBorough Development (Stadium) plans are complete. Construction is under way.
  • The construction of the Crosstown BRT is complete. 

Building an accessible overpass will connect the facilities (medical, BRT, pathway, and development) on the north and south sides of 16 Avenue NW. It will be a vital component to creating a comfortable and safer crossing for pedestrians.

Next Steps & What to Expect

The design for the pedestrian overpass is complete, and the project is currently in the procurement phase. After the Contractor is onboard, progress updates and additional information will be shared on this webpage and directly with the community where appropriate. 


  • Bridge Feasibility Study: Complete (2016)
  • Preliminary Design: Complete (2022)
  • Detailed Design: Winter/Spring 2023
  • Procurement and award contractor: Spring 2023
  • Construction Start: Summer 2023 (Anticipated)
  • Construction Completion: Fall 2024

* Updates will be provided regularly and dates may change without notice.  Construction is dependent on weather, site conditions and timing of other projects in the area. 


$9 million - based on design estimates.

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