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Program update - March 2024

Crews are expected to mobilize on the following locations, starting April 1, 2024:

  • Location 7A – Southland Dr. S.E., West of Wilde Rd. (Whitney Cr. S.E.) – South side
  • Location 7B - Southland Dr. S.E. from Fairmount Dr. to 5 Street S.E. (Woodland Cr.) - South side

This work will include site preparations and the demolition/removal of the existing barriers. Please see the anticipated construction impacts for more details.

Crews are expected to mobilize in Location 7C (Southland Dr. S.E. from Acadia Dr. to Maple Creek Dr. S.E. – South Side) starting June 2024. We will post more information closer to the start date.

New Noise Barrier Replacements – Southland Drive SE

Five noise barriers are set to be replaced throughout the spring – winter 2024.

Please see detailed locations and maps below: 

Construction Progress Update for Noise Barrier Replacement Project on 14 Street & 75 Avenue S.W.

Lagriville Noise Barrier

September 2023-March 2024:

  • Crews started the removal of the existing noise barrier along 14 Street, and prepared the site for the new piles in late September 2023.

March – May 2024

  • Crews started preparing the project site in March 2024.
  • The contractor will work along the residential side of the traffic barrier along 14 Street, however, should crews encounter space limitations preventing efficient operation temporary additional lane closures may be required on 14 Street. If temporary closures are required, they will be limited to off peak traffic times  (i.e. 9 a.m. – 3 p.m.; Monday to Friday).
  • As construction approaches further North towards the pedestrian overpass, flaggers will be present to help guide pedestrians safely across the bridge. Crews will monitor user activity in the area, and if required, the work may be rescheduled for the weekend when pedestrian volumes are typically lower.
  • The project is expected to be complete by the beginning of May 2024.

Construction Progress Update for Noise Barrier Replacement Project on Langriville Drive S.W.

14 street noise barrier
  • After work has been completed at 14 Street and 75 Avenue S.W. in May, crews will mobilize to Langriville Drive S.W.
  • Additional updates and timelines will be provided as we near the construction date.

Anticipated general construction impacts

  • Construction work hours are Monday to Friday from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. with construction activity on weekends only when required. Construction updates will be posted online.
  • Residents will see construction activity, including construction crews, vehicles, and heavy equipment.
  • Impacts may include noise, dust, and vibration due to construction activities.
  • Residents may also experience increased traffic noise while the existing noise barriers are removed.
  • Sidewalk closures and detours may be required but we will ensure that pedestrians and cyclists can travel safely through the area and still access their destinations.
  • The temporary closure of some parking and roads may be required. Traffic will be maintained in these cases by way of local detours. 

We know that construction impacts can be disruptive, and we will work to mitigate impacts as best as we can. Updates, timelines, and construction impacts will be posted on this page throughout the construction period. Thank you for your patience during this important work.

About the Noise Barrier Lifecycle Program

The City of Calgary is dedicated to ensuring the continued upkeep and safety of noise barriers through the Noise Barrier Lifecycle Replacement Program.

The replacement of existing, aging noise barriers which have reached the ends of their service-life, will result in new noise barrier life expectancies anticipated 50 years onwards.

In the City's Noise Barrier Lifecycle Replacement Program, aging noise barrier structures are assessed through noise barrier condition inspections. The objective of these assessments is to ensure the ongoing maintenance and safety of the noise barriers. Each noise barrier situated within the City's road network undergoes a basic assessment annually, and a detailed evaluation every five years.

Scope of work

  • The process entails the demolition of existing posts, panels, and certain piles/foundations.
  • New piles, posts, piles/foundation and panels are then installed.
  • The new noise barrier will include upgraded, durable materials that will increase the service life of the noise barrier by approximately 50 years. 

Project benefits

  • We’re investing into our current infrastructure to ensure it remains in good condition for years to come.
  • Lifecycle replacement involves demolition of existing posts, panels, and pile / foundations to be replaced with current standard durable materials with an expected life expectancy of approximately 50+ years.
  • Improved quality of the new noise barrier compared to existing, aging noise barriers.
  • The new noise barriers will have an enhanced aesthetic with low maintenance requirements.
  • Calgarians living next to roads with high-volume traffic experience an improved quality of life when excessive noise volumes are reduced by a noise barrier.

Project timeline

  • Spring 2024 - Construction Start
    • Locations 7A and 7B – Construction crews will be on site starting April 1, 2024
    • Location 7C – Construction is expected to start in June 2024.
  • December 2024/January 2025 – Substantial completion

Construction activities are dependent on several factors. Timelines may change due to inclement weather, complexity, supply chain, and/or other unexpected circumstances.

Stay connected

Have questions? Please contact us at noisebarriers@calgary.ca or call 311. 

Related links

  • 3.6M

    Project Budget: The estimated budget is $3.6M for the 2024 noise barrier replacements.

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