Construction set to begin on the widening of Glenmore Trail S.W.
Construction is set to begin on the widening of Glenmore Trail S.W. between 37 Street and Crowchild Trail S.W. This section of Glenmore Trail will be widened from four to six lanes, as well as rebuilding the roadway.
Also included in this project are upgrades to the Glenmore Trail/Crowchild Trail interchange and a new pedestrian bridge over Crowchild Trail at 54 Avenue S.W.
“This project is one of several City-led projects to connect Calgary's road network to the ring road and will accommodate changes to traffic volume and patterns that are expected after the opening of the Southwest Ring Road,” said Julie Radke, Manager of the City’s Ring Road Integration program. “Because these projects are located within the city right of way, the City of Calgary is responsible for the design and construction of connecting Calgary's road network to the ring road.”
“We are putting into place some measures to ensure citizens can still get to where they want to go,” said Project Manager Syed Ali. “As the project moves forward, we are coordinating detours and lane closures with other projects in the area, staging as much work as we can during off-peak commute times to minimize impacts over the rush hour, and will make a temporary roadway alignment on Glenmore Trail in order to keep two traffic lanes open in each direction.”
Crews will remove and pave over the existing median before detouring the traffic to the south side of the road. This will allow for construction on the north side before traffic can be switched over to allow for construction on the remaining section.
The project team is working closely with Alberta Transportation who are responsible for building the Southwest Ring Road, including the reconstruction of Glenmore Trail from Sarcee Trail and connecting with the work the City is doing.
The upgrades to the Glenmore Trail/Crowchild Trail S.W. interchange will modify the current interchange to accommodate changes to traffic volume and patterns that are expected after the opening of the ring road.
The new pedestrian bridge over Crowchild Trail at 54 Avenue S.W. is designed to be more accessible and convenient, and will result in a better experience for the user. The existing bridge near 55 Avenue will remain open and will be removed once the new bridge is complete and opened.
Access to nearby businesses will be maintained throughout the construction period.
This project is one of 29 major transportation construction projects the City is working on in 2018 that will have a positive impact to Calgary’s infrastructure network. Construction is expected to last until the fall of 2019.
The budget for this project is $35 million.
For more details, go to calgary.ca/glenmore-swrr.
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