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Graves Bridge Twinning & Glenmore Trail Improvements Recognition Event

The City of Calgary’s Transportation Infrastructure (TI) isinviting media and stakeholders to attend a recognition eventfor the completion of the Graves Bridge Twinning and GlenmoreTrail Improvements project Tuesday, October 13, 2009.Originally constructed in the 1960s, Glenmore Trail and theGraves Bridge helped make further development east of the BowRiver possible.  As this area has grown rapidly, twinning theGraves Bridge and the improvements to Glenmore Trail assistin improving traffic flow and the movement of goods inCalgary.  During construction, the disruption of wildlife was minimizedby The City of Calgary working within strict guidelines setout by Alberta Environment, Department of Fisheries and Oceanand Transport Canada.  For example, wildlife corridors werenot blocked by construction and work done in the Bow Riverwas done outside of fish spawning times.This project also helps encourage alternate modes oftransportation.  One of four lanes on the new Graves Bridgeis currently dedicated for pedestrian use and provides betteraccess to the regional pathway system on both sides the BowRiver.  As traffic needs increase this lane will be convertedfor vehicles and a pedestrian bridge will be built.The recognition event starts at 11 a.m. with speeches andphoto opportunities.  Lunch will be held shortly afterwardsto show TI’s appreciation to those individuals andstakeholders who have helped complete this project.What:Graves Bridge Twinning & Glenmore Trail ImprovementsRecognition EventWhen:October 13, 2009 at 11 a.m. to noonWhere:Parking lot off of Heritage Drive, east of Glendeer Circle. A tent will be set-up and will help mark the event location. Parking:On-site parking is available, but may fill up quickly. Parking is also available across Heritage Drive.  Please donot park on the street.NOTE:  This event is outdoors, please dress weather appropriate.
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