West 17 Avenue Main Street

West 17 Avenue Main Street construction

Crews continue work on 17 Avenue S.W. and residents, businesses and commuters can expect to see ongoing detours and lane closures while crews are working. To see the map of construction this season, check out the staging plan.

Intersection closures and commute impacts

Bridge lane closures – 17 Avenue S.W.

  • Traffic has been shifted to the south side of the bridge over Crowchild Trail. One lane of eastbound and one lane of westbound traffic will be maintained while crews are working. We anticipate this detour will be in place until early August.

August 2022

  • Westbound right hand lane closure between Richmond Road and the bridge over Crowchild Trail
  • Westbound right hand lane closure between 22 and Suffolk Street S.W.
  • Westbound right hand lane closure between 24 and 25a Street S.W.
  • Eastbound right hand lane closure between 28 and 27 Street S.W.
  • Eastbound right hand lane closure between 24 and 24a Street S.W.
  • Eastbound right hand lane closure between 25 and 26 Street S.W.

Construction Schedule

You can expect to see road detours & lane closures associated with ongoing construction on 17 Avenue S.W. Please use caution when travelling in the area.

Richmond Road/Crowchild Trail to 24 Street S.W.

Start Date
[ week of]

March 21 

Location

Construction on the 17 Avenue bridge over Crowchild Trail.
Traffic has been shifted switched to to the south side of the bridge. One lane of east and westbound traffic will be maintained while crews are working. Please follow detour signs in the area.

Richmond Road S.W. to the 17 Avenue Bridge over Crowchild Trail (north side)

Start Date
[ week of]

April 25

Location

Construction on the north side of the road between 27 and 26 Street S.W. Work includes concrete work, utility work and road work. Traffic will be reduced to one westbound lane in this area. 

Suffolk Street to 24 Street S.W. (north side)

Start Date
[ week of]

April 25

Location

Construction on the north side of the road between Suffolk Road and 24 Street S.W. Work includes concrete work, utility work and road work. Driveway access will be impacted while crews are working in the area. Houses fronting 17 Avenue S.W. will have access restrictions while this work is underway. Access to side streets and alleys will be maintained. Traffic will be reduced to one westbound lane in this area. 

25a to 26 Street S.W. (north side)

Start Date
[ week of]

May 30

Location

Construction on the north side of 17 Avenue between 25a and 26 Street S.W. Work includes concrete work, utility work and road work. The south and west crosswalks at the 17 Avenue and 26 Street intersection will remain open, and pedestrians will cross 26 Street at the 16 Avenue crosswalk to access the school. Traffic will be reduced to one westbound lane in this area. 

25 to 26 Street S.W. (south side)

Start Date
[ week of]

July 4

Location

Construction on the south side of 17 Avenue between 25 and 26 Street S.W. Work includes concrete work, utility work and road work. Traffic will be reduced to one eastbound lane in this area. Pedestrian access, and access to businesses will be maintained while crews are working in the area.  

24 to 24a Street S.W. (south side)

Start Date
[ week of]

July 4

Location

Construction on the south sidesouth side of 17 Avenue between 25 and 26 Street S.W. 24 and 24a Street S.W. Traffic will be reduced to one eastbound lane in this area. Pedestrian access, and access to businesses, will be maintained while crews are working in the area.  

What you can expect during construction:

When construction is underway, here's what you can expect:

  • 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 will 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. Two-way traffic will be maintained during construction, except for occasional closures with a detour. We try to keep closures to long weekends to minimize commute impacts.
  • We don't expect to see large-scale or complete utility shut-downs throughout the replacement of water and sewer lines; however, you will be notified if the need arises due to unforeseen conditions.
  • An increase in truck and equipment traffic accessing the construction sites and surrounding areas, material removal and delivery, as well as on-site flaggers to help direct traffic.
  • Temporary transit stop relocations and detours.
  • Potential construction activity on weekends, weekdays, and overnight as 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 while 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.

Tree Removal & Replacement

We work with our contractors to preserve as many trees as possible throughout construction. Trees provide many environmental, public health and social benefits, particularly in highly developed areas. Removing a tree is a last resort. We have developed a tree protection and compensation plan to protect as many existing trees as possible and replace trees that have to be removed due to construction to replace the lost canopy.

Trees will be planted throughout the project, and you will start to see new trees in areas where the construction is complete. While trees are being planted, you can expect short-term lane closures.


Contact

Do you have a specific question about the West 17 Avenue and 37 Street Main Streets projects? You can send us an email:  mainstreetsconstruction@calgary.ca

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