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11 Street/12 Street S.E. route improvements (9 Ave to 26 Ave S.E.)

About the project

We are making changes to 11 Street and 12 Street S.E. between 9 Avenue and 26 Avenue S.E. to improve the connectivity, access and mobility for people who walk and wheel through Ramsay to connect to the Inglewood community.

We are working to accommodate growth and make our city more livable by providing transportation choices. Walkable and bikeable neighbourhoods contribute to creating vibrant, healthy communities.

In order to accomplish this, we are implementing the following changes:

  • Installing a new asphalt sidewalk and wheelchair ramps on the east side of 11 Street between 17 Avenue to 19 Avenue S.E.
  • Adding a pedestrian crossing across 12 street with overhead pedestrian flashers and installing a new access at 12 Street and 11 Avenue S.E. to create a better connected experience for people wheeling.
  • Installing a new asphalt sidewalk and wheelchair ramps along the west side of 11 Street between 21 Avenue and 26 Avenue S.E.
  • Putting in a new bus pad on the west side of 11 Street just south of 23 Avenue S.E.
  • Adding a wheelchair ramp on the southwest corner of 10 Avenue S.E. and 12 Street S.E. This wheelchair ramp will be smaller than the other wheelchair ramps to ensure the tree nearby will not need to be removed.

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Anticipated benefits to people travelling in the area include:

  • Improving connectivity, access and mobility for people who travel through Ramsay to connect to the Inglewood community.
  • Providing connections to the local businesses along the corridor and to key destinations such as the Crossroads Market, the Bow River and the 9 Avenue Main Street area.
  • Completing the gap in our sidewalk network on 11 Street/ 12 Street between 9 Avenue to 26 Avenue S.E.
  • Improving the corridor for people walking, wheeling and driving by creating a more predictable and accessible experience.

Construction during COVID-19

Construction is scheduled to begin this summer for the 11 Street/12 Street S.E. route improvements. It will take approximately four to six weeks to complete.

At this time, we continue to work with citizens and our employees to help limit the spread of COVID-19. The delivery of essential services including City construction projects is continuing as long as it remains safe to do so. Throughout construction, we will be monitoring the situation and making adjustments as needed to ensure the health and safety for those working on the project. All construction is weather dependent and it will be scheduled to minimize impacts to businesses and traffic.

More information will be shared here as it becomes available. Thank you for your patience and cooperation during construction.

Frequently Asked Questions

Why are these changes being made?

The changes will improve connectivity, access and mobility for people who travel through Ramsay to connect to the Inglewood community. It will also help to complete the gap in our sidewalk network on 11 Street/12 Street S.E. between 9 Avenue to 26 Avenue S.E In addition, it will provide new walking connections to the local businesses along the corridor.

How long will construction take?

Construction is scheduled to begin this summer. It is anticipated to take approximately four to six weeks to complete. At this time, we continue to work with citizens and our employees to help limit the spread of COVID-19. The delivery of essential services including City construction projects is continuing as long as it remains safe to do so. You can expect to see this summer construction equipment and large trucks moving in and out of the area. Detours will be well signed and in place when construction begins.

Will the construction impact access to businesses?

During construction, there will be no impact to access businesses along 11 Street and 12 Street S.E. between 9 Avenue and 26 Avenue S.E.

Will transit be impacted?

During construction, transit routes will maintained. For more information, visit calgarytransit.com.

Why is asphalt sidewalk being installed and not a concrete sidewalk?

As asphalt sidewalk is being installed as a temporary solution to improve the connectivity, access and mobility for people who walk on 11 Street/ 12 Street S.E. Once property development and other City projects are completed in this area, new permanent options to improve the walking connections on the corridor will be reviewed.

What is an overhead flasher?

An overhead flasher use overhead flashing yellow lights with advance-warning signs at marked crosswalks. For more information visit pedestrians and crosswalks web page.

How do I report a safety concern?

If the safety concern is a medical emergency, call 911. For all other questions or concerns, please call 311.

Questions?

Contact 311 and the Community Traffic team will respond to your questions.

Stay informed

This webpage will continue to be updated as the project progresses, so please check back for updates.

Project Timeline

Finalize Design

  • Spring 2020

Construction

  • Hire contractor: Spring 2020
  • Construction: Summer 2020
  • Project completion: Fall 2020

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