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2020 Paving Program

The City of Calgary’s annual paving program runs each year from June to October and includes approximately 110 locations.

The paving program is comprised of two steps: the repair or replacement of concrete sidewalks, wheelchair ramps, and curbs and gutters and, in the same section, the repair or replacement of asphalt roadway. This ensures the best use of resources and budget and minimizes the impact the paving program has on citizens.

Projects take a few days to twelve weeks to complete. The season is short and the work requires dry conditions so City crews and contractors work seven days a week. Work typically takes place 7 a.m. to 10 p.m. Monday through Saturday and 9 a.m. to 10 p.m. Sundays and Statutory holidays. Nighttime work is occasionally necessary to complete work on major roadways, or to ensure there is minimal impact to traffic during rush hour.

2020 paving schedule

In 2020, crews will be milling and paving numerous main roads throughout the city as well as doing pavement rehabilitation work in residential communities. This year, community work will take place in:

  • Castleridge
  • Mayland Heights
  • Elboya and Windsor Park
  • Patterson
  • Lakeview
  • Rundle

Paving dates can be found on the Roadway activities map Please note, locations may be added, removed or delayed due to budget availability.

Major paving projects in 2020

N.W. paving

Location Schedule
16 Ave. N.W. between 29 St. and 43 St. N.W.

Milling: Completed

Paving: Completed July 15

Crowchild Tr. N.W. between 5 Ave. to 24 Ave. N.W. TBD
Crowchild Tr. N.W. (West and Eastbound lanes) between Sarcee Tr. and Nosehill Dr. N.W.

Milling: Sep 9 to Sep 14

Paving: Sep 14 to 28

Silver Springs Gate N.W. between Silver Springs Blvd. and Crowchild Tr. N.W. Milling: Completed
Paving: Completed July 27
24 St. N.W. between Charleswood Dr. N.W. and 24 Ave. N.W. Milling: 9/21/2020
Paving: 9/29/2020
19 St. N.W. between 14 Ave. N.W. and 18 Ave. N.W. Milling: 9/21/2020
Paving: 9/29/2020
29 St. N.W. between Hospital Dr. and Parkdale Blvd. N.W. Milling: 9/18/2020
Paving: 9/26/2020
14 Ave. N.W. between 14 St. and 24 St. N.W. Milling: Cancelled/Deferred
7 St. N.W. between 24 Ave. and 16 Ave. N.W. Milling: 9/21/2020
Paving: 9/29/2020
24 Ave. N.W. between 5 St. and 7 St. N.W. Milling: 9/21/2020
Paving: 9/29/2020
40 Ave. N.W. between Centre St. N and Holland St. N.W. Milling: 7/27/2020
Paving: Complete 8/18/2020
Rosehill Dr. N.W. between 10 St. and 14 St. N.W. Milling: 9/21/2020
Paving: 9/30/2020
Nosehill Dr. N.W. between Silver Springs Blvd. and John Laurie Blvd. N.W. Milling: Completed
Paving: Completed July 23
Metis Tr. between Country Hills Blvd and 128 Ave Milling: Completed
Paving: Completed Aug 31
64 Ave N between 11 St NE and 14 St NW and 4 St NE between 64 Ave NE and CDS    Milling: Aug 26 to Sep 24
Paving: Sep 8 to Sep 29

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N.E paving

Location Schedule
6 St. N.E. between 24 Ave. N.E and 36 Ave. N.E. Milling: 7/24/2020
Paving: 8/26/2020
8 Ave. N.E. between 2 St. N.W and St. Georges Dr. N.E. Milling: 7/26/2020
Paving: Complete
7/29/2020
8 Ave. N.E. between 16 St. N.E and McKinnon Dr. N.E. Milling: 7/20/2020
Paving: Complete
8/19/2020
16 Ave. N.E. between Deerfoot Tr. and 19 St. N.E. Milling: 7/14/2020
Paving: Complete
7/18/2020
McKinnon Dr. N.E. between 19 St. N.E. and McKinnon Rd. N.E. Milling: 7/18/2020
Paving: Complete
7/23/2020

S.W. paving

Location Schedule
Crowchild Tr. S.W. from 66 Ave. S.W. to Glenmore Tr. Milling: Completed
Paving: Completed Aug 16
Macleod Tr. S.W. from 75 Ave. S.W. to Glenmore Tr. Milling: Completed
Paving: July 31
Macleod Tr. S.W. (northbound lane) from Canyon Meadows Dr. S.W. to Heritage Dr. S.W. Milling: Completed
Paving: Completed July 18
4 Ave. S.W. between 3 St. S.E. to 6 St. S.W. Milling: Completed
Paving: Completed Aug 16
162 Ave. S.W. from Shawville Blvd. to Everstone Dr. S.W. Milling: Aug 17-Aug 27
Paving: Aug 17-Sep 20
63 Ave. S.W. and Lancaster Way S.W. Milling: Completed
Paving: Completed Aug 12
Shawville Gate S.W. from 6 St. to Shawville Blvd. S.W. Milling: Aug 16-Aug 27
Paving: Sep 12-Sep 13
James McKevitt Rd. S.W. from MacLeod Tr. to Fish Creek Blvd. S.W. Milling: Completed
Paving: Completed Aug 8
Patina Dr. S.W. between Coach Hill Rd. S.W. and Patina Place S.W. Milling: 6/23/2020
Paving: Complete
7/9/2020
12 Ave. S.W. between 9 St. and 8 St. S.W. Milling: 9/18/2020
Paving: 9/26/2020
9 Ave. S.W. between Pumphouse Rd. S.W. and 16 St. S.W. Milling: 7/17/2020
Paving: Complete
7/18/2020
Canterbury Dr. S.W. between Elbow Dr. S.W. and Canyon Meadows Dr. S.W. Milling: 6/30/2020
Paving: Complete
7/14/2020
24 St. S.W. from the south end of 24 St. to Bow Tr. S.W. Milling: 6/24/2020
Paving: 9/28/2020
Council Way S.W. between 14 St. S.W. and 10 St. S.W.

Milling: 6/16/2020
Paving: 7/7/2020

Complete

4A St. S.W. between Crescent Blvd. S.W. and Brunswick Ave. S.W.

Milling: 6/16/2020
Paving: 7/7/2020

Complete

50 Ave. S.W. from Macleod Tr. S.W. to west end cul-de-sac (West of 8 St. S.W.)

Milling: 6/16/2020
Paving: 6/25/2020

Complete

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S.E. paving

Location Schedule
14 Ave. S.E. between 24 St. S.E. and 28 St. S.E. Milling: 9/16/2020
Paving: 9/23/2020
28 St. S.E. between 34 Ave. S.E. and 32A Ave. S.E. Milling: 9/16/2020
Paving: 9/23/2020
30 Ave. S.E. between 28 St. S.E. and 36 St. S.E. Milling: 9/16/2020
Paving: 9/23/2020
33 St. S.E. between 17 Ave. S.E. and 27 St. S.E. Milling: 9/11/2020
Paving: 9/22/2020
Radisson Dr. S.E. between 17 Ave. S.E. and 16 Ave. S.E. Milling: 9/11/2020
Paving: 9/22/2020
16 Ave. S.E. between 28 St. S.E. and 36 St. S.E. Milling: 9/11/2020
Paving: 9/22/2020

Paving schedule traffic impacts

For information on all roadwork that can affect your commute, parking space or sidewalk use, please refer to one or more of the following daily traffic information resources.

  • Twitter@yyctransport – follow our Transportation Twitter account. We post the day's planned road / lane closures every weekday morning at 6 a.m., and any unplanned disruptions as they happen throughout the day.
  • calgary.ca/trafficinfo – find real-time information on road disruptions (detours, lane/road closures, accidents etc), including paving activities, that may affect your movement around Calgary.
  • newsroom.calgary.ca – check out our daily road closures notice along with other important City news. Better yet, become a subscriber to get all our news automatically sent to your Inbox.
  • 106.5 FM – tune in to our dedicated Traffic Advisory Radio station for up to the minute information that'll help keep you on the move.

We appreciate your patience through this year's paving season. Please obey all posted signs and speed limits to help us get the job done safely, quickly and cost effectively.​

Frequently Asked Questions

Which roads are going to be repaved this year and next year?

Each year’s paving program includes approximately 40 locations where City and contracted crews are replacing damaged asphalt and concrete.

Use the Calgary Roadway Activity Map to see this year’s paving projects, next year’s tentative paving projects and where The City has repaved in the last two years.

Planned paving work is impacted by:

  • Budget;
  • Utility coordination – if a utility in the area needs repair or replacement, The City will delay repaving until underground utility repair is complete. This minimizes the impact on the community and ensures efficient use of resources and budget; and
  • Weather conditions – weather needs to be warm and dry for paving work to take place. If the season is atypically wet or cold, paving work may need to be delayed until the following season.

How will I be notified if paving work is scheduled for my area?

If paving work is scheduled for your area, you’ll receive a hand-delivered notice one to two weeks before work starts. There will also be signs posted in the community alerting you to any parking bans, sidewalk detours and closures, and other short-term impacts.

How does The City decide which roads to repave?

The City follows a multi-step process that aligns with industry best practices, to objectively evaluate the condition of Calgary’s road network and identify priorities for each paving season.

Step 1: Annual Condition Survey: City crews conduct sample inspections and record the condition of Calgary streets. Both the surface condition of the road as well as the condition of the road sub-structure is evaluated.

Step 2: Data collected during the Annual Condition Survey is analyzed using an advanced modelling system called the Pavement Management System. This system uses the defects in the surface of each street to determine deterioration rates and objectively establish the overall roadway condition.

Step 3: The overall roadway condition generated by the Pavement Management System is translated to the Pavement Quality Index (PQI) where road conditions are rated from 0 (worst) to 10 (best). The PQI of a road may change from year to year. The Visual Condition Index, or VCI, is a subset of PQI data.

Step 4: The Pavement Management System forecasts multi-year models to identify the correct treatment (crack sealing, micro-surfacing, repaving, etc.) at the right time for specific roads. Priorities will be adjusted so that major infrastructure projects, utility replacements, or budgetary changes are taken into account. This ensures paving budgets are used effectively for the whole roadway network.

How does The City repair pavement?

Base repairs Permeable fabrics, which strengthen, reinforce and improve drainage, are used to repair alligator cracking and distortion caused by settlement or heave. Installation involves excavating the area, putting the permeable fabrics in place, laying down and compacting new gravel and finally repaving the road surface.

Crack sealing keeps excess moisture from penetrating asphalt and preventing further cracking, potholes and deterioration of the road. As soon as the sealant pouring into the crack is dry, the road can be driven on.

Microsurfacing is similar to crack sealing, however, instead of being applied to a single, small area it is applied across the entire road. This cost-effective solution slows down the natural deterioration of the road and preserves road lifetime without costly and disruptive construction. Learn more about micro surfacing – an innovative solution.

Pothole repair is a major component of our city’s roadway maintenance. The City of Calgary fills over 40,000 potholes each year. Explore the annual pothole repair program to learn what causes potholes and how The City repairs them.

Repaving is when the old pavement surface is milled away and new asphalt is laid down. To learn more about the paving process, please see the  road work brochure. Look at this year’s paving schedule to see where The City is repaving this year.

Road reconstruction consists of completely removing and replacing an existing road and its substructure. This is the most costly rehabilitation method, and a roadway only qualifies for full reconstruction if: it is extremely deteriorated, other treatments (such as repaving or spray patching) will not be effective, and the cost of other repairs will be higher than the cost of reconstructing the road. A fully reconstructed road will last up to 20 years.

Slabjacking creates a solid foundation under pavement to correct settling in the road. Holes are cored into the settled roadway and grout is injected to fill any voids. The road is raised and leveled, and finished to match the existing roadway.

Spray Patching is a quick, efficient, and cost-effective way to repair cracked and damaged pavement using an emulsified mixture of asphalt and gravel. Large cracks, potholes, localized raveling, alligator cracking and gaps at the lip of gutters can be corrected quickly. The road can be driven on almost immediately after the repair and after two weeks, the patched areas blend into the surrounding asphalt.

What pavement repair work is happening in Calgary right now?

To help Calgarians know what is happening in our city, The City developed the Calgary Roadway Activities Map. It shows where road construction and repair work is happening in Calgary, as well as where Capital Works Projects, permits and work orders, special events, and more are taking place.
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