Lower Sarcee Feedermain - Water Infrastructure Project

Project status – March 2023

Construction is set to begin in late March 2023 (weather permitting), with lane closures on Sheriff King Street SW and accompanying detours and signage in place. We are aiming to have all work completed by October 2023.

South Section:

There will be a full road closure on Sheriff King Street SW, between the north edge of 210 Avenue S to Belmont Boulevard S.W. A detour will be in place through the community of Belmont. This closure will be in place from late March until late May 2023.

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North Section:

There will be a full closure of the northbound lanes on Sheriff King Street S.W., from Silverton Way S.W. to the TUC (Transportation Utility Corridor) area. The intersection of Sheriff King Street S.W. and Silverado Boulevard. S.W. will be closed for a large duration of this time. Southbound traffic will be detoured through the Silverado community. These closures will be in place from late March until late June 2023.

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About the project

The Lower Sarcee Feedermain project is the construction of a new 6 km feedermain that will help provide safe, clean and reliable drinking water to new and existing communities in Southwest Calgary. 

A feedermain is a large-diameter pipe that conveys potable water from one reservoir or pumping station to another. The size of pipe used in this project is 1050mm diameter.

The route will run along James McKevitt Road SW from 162 Avenue SW to the Southwest Calgary Ring Road corridor, east along the corridor to Sheriff King Street SW and then south along Sheriff King Street SW to 210 Avenue SW.

Project benefits

  • Provide a safe, reliable water supply to new communities in southwest Calgary.
  • Greatly reduce the possibility of water outages in existing communities by providing an additional source of water.

Project timeline

  • Part 1: Early 2022 – Summer 2023
  • Part 2: March 2023 – July 2023

Project map

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