Calgary, AB,

Summer construction schedule for 14 St. NW Feeder Main Valve Upgrade Project Unveiled

July 6, 2015 – Calgary, AB – The City of Calgary Water Services unveiled its plans for their 14 St NW Valve Upgrade project today, which will see the repair, replacement or relocation of a series of aging valves at four areas along 14 St. NW, from 16 Ave to John Laurie Blvd.

Beginning July 7, 2015 and continuing intermittently until September 2015, the valve upgrade work is being done as a result of Water Services’ regular operational maintenance program which  assesses The City’s water infrastructure and determines what upgrades needs to happen to ensure system reliability.

Valves are necessary for isolating the water line so that Water Services crews are able to shut down the feeder main with minimal service disruption to customers during a water main break.

“We’ve developed a plan to stage these valve upgrades throughout the summer months when traffic volumes are lower,” said Water Services Leader of Business Performance, Tanner Fellinger.”Full closures of 14 St. NW are not planned but commuters can expect minimal traffic disruptions (lane closures and possible detours) to allow for crews to gain access to the underground valves and work safely.” Temporary water lines and potentially water wagons will be in place for any water service disruptions to homeowners and businesses.

The duration of work in the four impacted areas will vary from one to 13 days, depending on the scope of work required.  The four work areas and work schedules are as follows:  (See attached map)


Part 1 - 14 St. NW eastbound at Northmount Dr. NW    July 7 - 9
Part 2 - 14 St. NW westbound at Northmount Dr. NW   July 14 - 16
Part 3 - 14 St. NW at John Laurie Boulevard NW          July 10 (tentative)
Part 4 - 14 St. NW at Roseview Drive NW                    July 11 & 12 (tentative)


Part 1 - 14 St. NW at 24 Ave. NW                               July 27 - August 4
Part 2 - 14 St. NW at 24 Ave. NW                               July 30 - 31


14 St. NW at 19 Ave. NW                                           August 19 - 31

STAGE 4:                                                                                             

14 St. NW at 18 Ave NW                                            TBD

Water Services conducts non-emergency infrastructure upgrades in a planned way, says Fellinger “with an eye on costs, safety and quality customer service.”

For more information about the Valve Upgrade project and traffic detours, visit or call 311.