Three major road and bridge rehabilitation projects completed in northeast and northwest Calgary

Drivers in northeast and northwest Calgary will be moving easier, thanks to the completion of three major infrastructure reconstruction and rehabilitation projects.

Barlow Trail N.E. restoration and 16 Avenue N.E. bridge rehabilitation

In northeast Calgary, full-scale pavement reconstruction was completed along a 2.5 km stretch of Barlow Trail N.E. from 4 Ave. to Sunridge Blvd. N.E., including rehabilitation of the 16 Avenue N.E. ramps connecting to Barlow Trail.

To help reduce traffic delays and improve road safety in the area, median and traffic signal improvements were implemented at 4 and 7 Avenue N.E. and a centre median was added south of 16 Avenue N.E. Various stormwater and drainage improvements were also completed, as well as upgrades to streetlighting throughout the project area. Cyclists and pedestrians will benefit from a new multi-use pathway along Meridian Road N.E. north of Centre Avenue, improving connections to businesses along this busy corridor.

In addition to the improvements on Barlow Trail, crews rehabilitated the 16 Avenue bridge over Barlow Trail N.E., including installing new concrete barriers and bridge deck overlay, replacing expansion joints and bearings and completing structural repairs.

“Completing the 16 Avenue bridge rehabilitation in conjunction with the Barlow Trail project allowed us to use our resources more efficiently and mitigate construction impacts in the area,” says 16 Avenue N.E. bridge Project Manager Jason Lin. “Completion of these two critical life-cycle projects will help ensure these busy routes stay in good condition and improve the experience for travellers in the area for years to come.”

John Laurie Boulevard N.W. restoration and reconstruction

In Calgary’s northwest, road restoration was undertaken on John Laurie Boulevard N.W. from Shaganappi Trail to 14 Street, including full intersection reconstruction at Brisebois Drive N.W.

In addition to 4 km of pavement rehabilitation to improve durability and reduce maintenance, improvements include replacement of damaged catch basins, manholes and streetlights, as well as safety enhancements through the realignment of the Many Owls Parking Lot entrance at Nose Hill Park and installation of high tension cable barriers along John Laurie Boulevard.

A new multi-use pathway connection and accessibility ramps at the northwest corner of the Shaganappi Trail and John Laurie Boulevard N.W. intersection was also completed in coordination with the project, providing an important connection from the community of Edgemont to Nose Hill Park and the Shaganappi Trail N.W. intersection. Other upgrades included pathway widening at the 19 Street and 14 Street N.W. interchange.

“It’s important to recognize that John Laurie Boulevard is a key route to many communities and destinations in northwest Calgary, for people travelling in many different ways,” says John Laurie Boulevard N.W. Project Manager Adrian Tanase. “Incorporating both road restoration and pathway improvements as part of this project not only improves safety for drivers, but also provides better, safer connections for pedestrians and cyclists.”

Completed as part of The City’s 2021 lifecycle maintenance and roads restoration program, all three projects were delivered on time and on budget.

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