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Green Line LRT Project

Construction updates for Green Line

Projects such as utility relocations, land preparation, environmental remediation and transit improvements typically require long lead times and ample resources. Proactively completing these projects in advance of major Green Line construction will help manage project timelines and risks, and will allow future Green Line construction to occur more efficiently.

Types of Enabling Works projects include: land preparation, heavy rail projects, transit improvements, environmental remediation, and utility relocations.

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Green Line Enabling Works

Start Date End Date Location Project type Impacts Description and Status
April 29, 2021 May 17, 2021 12725 52 Street S.E. Geotechnical drilling
  • none anticipated

Drilling will take place in multiple locations within the property secured by a chain-link fence.

Status: In progress

Start Date End Date Location Project type Impacts Description and Status
Ongoing   Adelaide Street laneway N/A
  • Parking restricted

No Parking signs are posted in the laneway to allow City Waste and Recycling vehicles to provide services in the area and to ensure adequate turnaround space. This work is part of the preparation for the future Ramsay/Inglewood station.

Status: Parking restrictions remain in effect permanently.

Start Date End Date Location Project type Impacts Description and Status
2017 Fall 2021 CN/Highfield area at 34 Avenue S.E.   Green Line infrastructure
  • Impacts to local commercial/industrial sites with some road restrictions on 34 Avenue S.E.

Work is still underway to build a tunnel under the CN tracks to make way for the alignment to the future Highfield station. Work is in progress at:

  • 34 Avenue S.E., between 11 Street S.E. and the cul-de-sac (adjacent to Simmons and Hood Packaging)
  • 34 Avenue S.E., between the CN tracks and Ogden Road S.E. (adjacent to Calgary Metals and Electronic Recycling Association)
  • The sloped natural area and CN tracks between Hood Packaging & Simmons and Calgary Metals & Electronic Recycling Association

Status: Final stage of construction

Start Date End Date Location Project type Impacts Description and Status

May 17, 2021

Aug.  2021

84 Avenue S.E. and Shepard Road S.E.

Road improvements

  • Noise
  • Heavy machinery operating in the area
  • Permanent traffic rerouting

To make way for the South Hill station, road improvements are being done in the area of 84 Ave. S.E. and Shepard Rd. S.E. as follows:

  • Starting May 18, road improvements are being done from 85 Avenue S.E.—north of 27 Street and Shepard Road S.E.—to 84 Avenue S.E. No impacts are expected for residents, and commercial access is being maintained.
  • In August City crews will close off Shepard Rd. S.E. north of 86 Ave. S.E., remove the traffic lights and traffic will flow to 86 Avenue S.E. to the newly improved road on 27 Street S.E.  
Jun. 2020 Fall 2021 24 Street S.E. Storm water pond & Ogden Landfill remediation
  • Minimal noise

Green Line and Water Resources are jointly conducting a project to construct a new dry storm pond and an embankment for the future Green Line LRT in the former Ogden Landfill. This work was part of the preparation for the future Ogden station. Learn more about the project.​

Status: Green Line Ogden Landfill Remediation/LRT Embankment was completed end of December 2020. Water Resources Storm Pond was near substantial completion. This project was shutdown/demobilized at end of 2020 for winter construction. Spring construction will resume to complete landscaping and maintenance/ access road construction with completion by end of summer. Also, a Green Line fence will be constructed along the ROW and Ogden Landfill settlement monitoring points will be removed.

Nov. 2020 May 30, 2021 34 Avenue S.E., between 11 Street S.E. and Ogden Road S.E. ENMAX utility relocation
  • Power interruptions
  • Lane closure
  • Sidewalk closure
  • Minor noise & vibrations

Modifications to overhead and underground electrical infrastructure to support the future construction of the Ogden Station.  Two directional traffic and access to all businesses will be maintained. ENMAX construction details

Status: Work is expected to be completed in April 2021 and landscaping to take place in May 2021.

TBD TBD 78 Avenue S.E. Road widening and underpass project
  • Noise
  • Heavy machinery operating in the area
  • Lane restrictions
  • Lane rerouting
  • Restriction for walking/wheeling

Work is planned to build an underpass at 78 Avenue S.E. to accommodate the planned street access termination at 69 Street S.E. at the CP rail crossing. The existing access will be rerouted to the underpass. This work will make way for the future Ogden station.  See more information on this project  

Status: Project is dependent on start of segment 1 construction, which is currently being discussed as part of the provincial review. A review of alternative construction and delivery methods for the railway overpass is well underway and the final decision will be based on cost and schedule.

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