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John Laurie Blvd. N.W. Restoration & Reconstruction

Shaganappi Tr. to 14 St.

Construction update - July 20, 2021

Reconstruction work at the intersection of Brisebois Drive and John Laurie Boulevard N.W. is progressing. The existing traffic detour on the south side of the intersection is expected to be in place until approximately Friday, August 13 to accommodate additional work in the area.

A temporary closure of the Many Owls Valley Parking Lot at Nose Hill Park has also been scheduled from the morning of Thursday, July 29 until the evening of Friday, July 30.

Please see the alternate parking lot options for Nose Hill Park users posted below.

Upcoming paving: John Laurie Blvd. and Shaganappi Tr. N.W. & John Laurie Blvd. and Brenner Dr. N.W. intersections

To accommodate reconstruction work at the intersection of John Laurie Boulevard and Shaganappi Trail N.W., alternating, overnight lane closures will be taking place from Monday, July 26 until Thursday, August 5, with work scheduled to be complete by 6 a.m. Friday, August 6.

Additionally, from Friday, August 6 until Monday, August 9, alternating, overnight lane closures will be taking place at the intersection of John Laurie Boulevard and Brenner Drive N.W. to accommodate paving. This work is scheduled to be complete by 6 a.m. Tuesday, August 10.

To minimize traffic disruptions, all upcoming closures will be in place overnight from 8 p.m. until the following morning at 6 a.m. Although the number of lanes at the intersection will be reduced, all directions of travel and turning movements will be maintained. Full access to all traffic lanes will be restored outside of closure hours.

Detour signage and flaggers will be on site to help direct traffic. The Calgary Police Service will also be on-site as required to assist with traffic at the John Laurie Boulevard and Shaganappi Trail N.W. lane closures.

The project team will work hard to minimize the impacts to commuters and travellers in the area as much as possible, however delays are expected. Please follow all posted signage in the construction area, including speed reductions.

Parking access for Nose Hill Park

The Many Owls parking lot at Nose Hill Park is expected to remain open throughout most of the construction period, however access may be impeded by construction activities and short, full closures may be required.

A number of alternative parking lot options are available for Nose Hill Park users:

14 Street N.W., north of John Laurie Boulevard N.W.


Calgary Winter Club – 14 Street N.W.


19 Street and John Laurie Boulevard N.W.


Edgemont Boulevard and Shaganappi Trail N.W.

Project Overview

Public Information Presentation

The project team for the John Laurie Blvd. N.W. Restoration & Reconstruction (Shaganappi Tr. to 14 St.) Project provide additional information regarding the scope, the impacts and the timelines during the construction period for this project.

 

As part of The City’s life-cycle maintenance and major roads restoration program, we’re completing pavement reconstruction and restoration work on John Laurie Blvd. N.W. Improvements will include road restoration and rehabilitation of John Laurie Blvd. from Shaganappi Tr. to 14 St. as well as full intersection reconstruction at Brisebois Dr.

Construction will begin in early summer 2021 and completion is scheduled for Fall 2021.

This project will improve roadway operation, safety and surface characteristics of the roadway between Shaganappi Tr. and 14 St. and help to ensure the road continues to be safe, functional and in great condition for years to come.

Project details

The project will include:

  • Pre-installation of underground infrastructure for potential future traffic signals at the Brisebois Drive, Charleswood Drive and 19 Street N.W. intersections. While traffic signals are not being installed at this time, completing the underground infrastructure as part of this project will reduce future costs and impacts. Signals will be installed when warranted in the future after a detailed analysis is completed.
  • Pavement rehabilitation and restoration of approximately 4 kms of John Laurie Blvd. between Shaganappi Tr. and 14 St. N.W. to provide a renewed surface that should not require major maintenance again for 10 to 12 years.
  • Installation of high-tension cable barriers in the median on both sides
  • Replacement of any catch basins, manholes and valve tops and streetlights that are damaged or in poor condition
  • Realignment of the entrance to Nose Hill Park to provide safer access to the park's parking lot
  • Various pathway upgrades and a new connection at Shaganappi Tr.

Project background

The majority of the project length was rehabilitated previously in 1997. The segments closer to Shaganappi Tr. were paved in 2009 as part of the Shaganappi Tr. Intersection Improvements. Localized sections of the roadway show excessive distress, including frost heave that have affected pavement performance near the intersection of Brisebois Dr.

Frequently Asked Questions

Why is construction being done here?

This project is primarily a restoration and reconstruction of the road surface and pavement structure. The majority of the project length was rehabilitated previously in 1997 and the segments closer to Shaganappi Trail were paved in 2009. This section of John Laurie Blvd. is in poor condition. This project will improve roadway operations, safety characteristics, surface structure durability and rideability.

How will this impact me as a commuter in the area?

Various lane closures and speed reductions throughout the construction limits and duration of the project will be expected. There will be delays and traffic impacts for commuters travelling in the area. 

When will construction start and end?

Construction is set to start in June 2021 and is anticipated to be substantially completed in October 2021. Please check back as more information will be provided in the coming weeks.

Are traffic signals being installed as part of this project?

This project does not include the installation of traffic signals.

Underground infrastructure for potential future traffic signals is being pre-installed at the Brisebois Drive, Charleswood Drive and 19 Street N.W. intersections to reduce future costs and impacts to the traveling public.

Traffic signals will be installed when warranted in the future after a detailed analysis is completed.

Will Many Owls parking lot be open during construction? Are alternate parking options available?

The Many Owls parking lot at Nose Hill Park is expected to remain open throughout most of the construction period, however access may be impeded by construction activities and short, full closures may be required.

Alternate parking lot options include:

  • 14 Street N.W., north of John Laurie Boulevard N.W.
  • Calgary Winter Club – 14 Street N.W. (lot section at far west end)
  • 19 Street and John Laurie Boulevard N.W.
  • Edgemont Boulevard and Shaganappi Trail N.W.

Project area

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Project timeline

  • Early Spring 2021: Tender to Market - COMPLETE
  • Summer 2021: Construction Start
  • Fall 2021: Construction Completion

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 regularly.

Thank you for your patience during the construction period of this project.

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Project budget

 $8.7 million

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