South Crowchild Trail to close temporarily for transportation of large pedestrian bridge

It’s a major milestone for the 54 Avenue S.W. pedestrian bridge project, as crews will move and install the bridge truss this weekend. To make room for this work, we’re closing Crowchild Trail between 50 Avenue S.W. and Glenmore Trail, during the early morning hours of June 16.

The newly assembled bridge truss will begin the move late Saturday night, June 15, and arrive at its new home over Crowchild Trail, by early Sunday morning.

Crews are moving the bridge truss by trucks and cranes along Richard Road to Mt. Royal Gate/50 Avenue, and then south on Crowchild Trail, to its final location at 54 Avenue S.W. A rolling road closure will be in place along these roads, while the truss is in route.

Here is the road closure schedule for Crowchild Trail, between 50 Avenue S.W. and Glenmore Trail:

  • 11 p.m. (Saturday, June 15) to 1 a.m. (Sunday, June 16): one northbound lane open and one southbound lane open
  • 1 a.m. to 8 a.m. (Sunday, June 16): FULL CLOSURE - all traffic lanes closed
  • 8 a.m. to 10 a.m. (Sunday, June 16): one northbound lane open and one southbound lane open.

This new pedestrian bridge is part of the Glenmore Trail Widening and Interchange Improvements project, one of several City-led projects to connect Calgary's road network to the Southwest Ring Road (SWRR). These projects will accommodate changes to the traffic volumes and patterns after the SWRR opens.

The new pedestrian bridge over Crowchild Trail will:

  • improve the safety and experience of people who will use the new bridge
  • improve accessibility to the new bridge
  • improve the link between the North Glenmore Park and Garrison Green communities
  • improve access to nearby bus stops
  • accommodate the widening of Crowchild Trail.

Calgarians will move easier this year. This project is one of more than 20 major transportation construction projects and one of five pedestrian bridges The City has underway in 2019. These projects improve Calgary’s transportation network, benefiting people walking, cycling, taking transit, driving and moving goods.

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