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144 Avenue N.W. Improvements - Sage Hill Drive to 24 Street N.W.

Project updates – July 2021

Important pre-construction activities, including engineering design, geotechnical investigations, environmental and historical resource investigations and land acquisitions are underway.

A construction tender is currently in market to retain a general contractor; this process is expected to be complete by August 2021.

Construction is expected to begin in September 2021 and continue through early 2024.

Project overview

The City of Calgary will be undertaking significant roadway improvements in the 144 Avenue N.W. area. Engineering design is currently underway and construction will commence this fall for an extension of 144 Avenue N.W. from 24 Street N.W. (Panorama Road), through Symons Valley Road to Sage Hill Drive N.W.

The project will include:

  • 1.2km of new arterial roadway;
  • a bridge crossing over West Nose Creek;
  • an expansion to the multi-use pathway system further linking to the 5A cycle network; and
  • improvements to the transportation network and connectivity in the area for all modes of travel


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Project background

From 2018 - 2020, The City completed a Functional Planning Study for 144 Ave. N.W. to look at the general design and location of the road between Symons Valley Road N.W. and Panorama Road N.W., including the West Nose Creek crossing and the eventual realignment of Symons Valley Road onto Mountain View Road.

Near the northwestern edge of Calgary, 144 Ave. N.W. is an arterial street located between the rapidly developing communities of Evanston, Nolan Hill, and Sage Hill, and major skeletal roads including Sarcee Trail, Shaganappi Trail and Symons Valley Road. Planned to be the only continuous east-west connection north of Stoney Trail, 144 Ave. N.W. will provide an important link for all modes of transportation into the future.

Current and future development of communities and land adjacent to 144 Ave. N.W., such as within the Glacier Ridge Area Structure Plan (ASP), has prioritized the need for The City to improve the transportation network in the area. There is also a strong future need to facilitate east-west transit connectivity between adjacent communities and the future Green Line LRT running along Centre Street.

Visit the engagement page for information on the public engagement throughout the Functional Planning Study.

The environment

The City is working closely with environmental experts and consultants to mitigate potential environmental impacts. We are mindful of the important bio-diversity and natural features in this area and will incorporate these considerations as we plan for and complete design and construction.

In order to minimize both capital cost and future operation/maintenance costs of the bridge, The City plans to relocate a portion of West Nose Creek. This relocation is a common procedure which has been successfully implemented as part of other infrastructure projects. We are planning this procedure in a way that absolutely conserves and maintains the integrity of the natural area.

Project timeline

  • Finalize engineering design: Spring/Summer2021
  • Construction tender; hire contractor; plan/schedule construction: Summer 2021
  • Construction: Fall 2021 to Spring 2024
  • Project Substantial Completion: Summer 2024

Please note: Construction Activities are dependent on several factors. Timelines could change due to inclement weather, underground conditions and/or other unexpected circumstances. Schedule updates will be provided.

Project area

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