26 Avenue S.W. improvements

Project update - August 2022

In late August, construction will begin to improve three intersections on 26 Avenue S.W. between Sarcee Trail and 37 Street S.W.:

  • 51 Street S.W.
  • 49 Street S.W.
  • Kelwood Drive S.W.

Upgrades will include:

  • installing concrete curb extensions
  • upgrading wheelchair ramps
  • filling existing sidewalk gaps to increase comfort and connectivity.

The upgrade locations and details can be viewed on the below map; click to enlarge the image.

This work will not require the closure of 26 Avenue S.W. to vehicles however pedestrian detours will be in place so please be watchful for signage when you’re in the area.

We expect this work to be complete by late October, pending weather conditions and we appreciate your patience.

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About the project

We are making changes to 26 Avenue S.W. between Sarcee Trail and 14 Street S.W. to improve public spaces and enhance connections for people walking, wheeling, and taking transit. 26 Avenue S.W. connects eight communities, including nine schools and over 50 businesses. 

Your input

The City engaged stakeholders and the public to collect feedback on both 26 Avenue N.E. & Buckmaster Park over Summer 2021. Due to COVID-19, most engagement efforts were virtual, resulting in 3,921 citizen visits to our Engage website and a total of 350 contributions. From this feedback, we compiled a What We Heard Report.

We heard from participants that the road is used frequently as a commuter corridor for school, work, errands, and recreational activities. There were concerns noted about the state of the road, sidewalks, and visibility at certain intersections making it difficult for people walking, cycling and driving to see clearly when trying to cross. We heard about the need for more crosswalks, improved infrastructure, and to ensure attention is paid to multiple modes of transportation. Results from the engagement can be found later in this report.

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