Bow Trail S.W. closure planned for Wednesday night

Work is nearing completion on the Westbrook Pedestrian Overpass, with a bridge lift scheduled for the evening of Wednesday, October 30. This work will require extensive closures around the construction area (detailed below):

  • There will be a temporary road closure on Bow Trail between 33 Street S.W. and 37 Street S.W. from 9 p.m. on Wednesday, October 30 to 5 a.m. on Thursday, October 31. Traffic will be detoured on 17 Avenue S.W. Keep in mind this work is weather dependent.
  • Construction will cause additional noise in the area. Commuters are advised to expect major delays in the area beginning on Wednesday night. Use alternate routes when possible.
  • Pedestrians looking to use the existing pedestrian bridge to cross Bow Trail during the road closure will be detoured around the site between 33rd Street S.W. and 37th Street S.W.
  • Bow Trail will have reduced lanes between 33 Street S.W. and 37 Street S.W. from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. on Friday, November 1.

“This work marks an important milestone in the construction of the new bridge. The main span will be lifted above the roadway and secured onto the main piers,” says Dwain Babiak, Senior Structural Engineer with The City of Calgary. “The activities associated with this work will require a full road closure on Bow Trail. We thank citizens for their patience during construction as we continue to work towards opening the new bridge to pedestrian traffic this year.”

Following this work, demolition of the old bridge is scheduled for late November. It is expected the new bridge will open to pedestrians at that time, barring weather delays.

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