McHugh Bluff slope remediation project

Project overview

In August 2021 heavy rain led to instability of a section of the McHugh Bluff slope behind houses on 3 Avenue N.W. The City of Calgary engaged contractors to monitor the site and provide a geotechnical report of the slope failure. Following their review, a plan was presented to Council to remediate issues along the slope both in the short term and long term. This work will include installing:

  • soil nails with shotcrete
  • sheet drains
  • horizontal slope drains
  • high strength wire mesh/steel plates/geosynthetics
  • reconstruction of the existing gabion basket retaining wall adjacent to the pathway

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

Is there currently any danger to the adjacent homes?

No, The City of Calgary and their contracted partners continue to monitor the slope on a weekly basis during the warm months. Short term slope repair work is being planned for Summer 2022, with the long term repair work expected to begin in 2023.

Why is the pathway closed?

Following a slope failure trees and other slope material fell onto the pathway. Out of an abundance of caution and to protect the stability of the slope until construction work can begin the pathway has been closed. We ask that pathway users follow the signs onsite and use the detours provided.

Timelines

  • Funding approved: June 2022
  • Contract tender: Summer 2022
  • Contract awarded: Fall 2022
  • Construction: 2023
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