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17 Ave SE BRT Update - upcoming detours and closures (September 28, 2018)

 
Rendering of the 17 Avenue and 36 Street SE Station. Source: City of Calgary

Rendering of the 17 Avenue and 36 Street SE Station. Source: City of Calgary

Written by the BRT Project Team

Published on September 28, 2018

Crews are busy at work on International Avenue, and there are some detours and closures this weekend.

September 29 to October 1, 2018 – 17 Avenue and 19 Street SE

  • Starting at 7 a.m. September 29, 2018 westbound 17 Avenue S.E. will be reduced to one lane at 19 Street S.E.

  • The westbound left turn lane on 17 Avenue S.E. to 19 Street S.E. will also be closed.

  • Eastbound 17 Avenue S.E. will be reduced to one lane east of the 19 Street S.E. intersection. 

October 4, 2018 – 17 Avenue and 19 Street SE

  • Traffic lanes on 19 Street S.E. will be shifted and the pedestrian crosswalk on the east side of 19 Street will be opened. This work is weather dependant.

October 5 to 9, 2018 - 17 Avenue and 19 Street SE

  • Starting at 7 a.m. September 29, 2018 westbound 17 Avenue S.E. to 19 Street S.E. will be reduced to one lane at 19 Street S.E.

  • The westbound left turn lane on 17 Avenue S.E. will also be closed.

  • Eastbound 17 Avenue S.E. will be reduced to one lane east of the 19 Street S.E. intersection.

Source: The City of Calgary

Source: The City of Calgary

Don’t forget your favourite businesses on International Avenue are open during construction, so make sure to stop by.

Stay in touch with the BRT Project Team and get all updates by visiting www.calgary.ca/17AveSEBRT.

 

Bridgeland-Riverside Water Main replacement at 7A Street NE

Hi Bridgeland-Riverside,

The Ward 9 Office received notice that there is water main work starting September 24. The work is estimated to take 2 weeks to complete and will effect the area in the picture below.

The City of Calgary will be replacing a water main on 7A Street NE, from Centre Ave NE to 1st Ave NE. The City has chosen to replace the water mains in this area given the past history of water main breaks and age of the infrastructure.

The City has chosen to replace the water mains in this area given the past history of water main breaks and age of the infrastructure.

The City has chosen to replace the water mains in this area given the past history of water main breaks and age of the infrastructure.

If you would like more information, please click the link for the notice that was sent by Water Resources on September 12 giving more information about the water main replacement program.

If you would like more information on the project, you may also contact North Star Contracting’s project manager, Michael Campese, at 403-370-4434.

Please let your neighbours know.

Thanks!

Your Team Ward 9

Join us for the Ward 9 Traffic Safety Meeting

 
Join us for the annual ward 9 Traffic Safety Meeting. Photo source Lisa Wolansky.

Join us for the annual ward 9 Traffic Safety Meeting. Photo source Lisa Wolansky.

Did you know that The City of Calgary and Calgary Police Service host annual meetings about traffic safety in each ward?

On Monday, November 5 from 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM at the Forest Lawn Community Association (4020 26 Avenue SE) the annual Ward 9 Traffic Safety Meeting will be taking place. 

The Community Traffic Safety meetings are a great opportunity to learn about traffic safety initiatives in your community and provide your input on how we all can improve traffic safety in our neighbourhoods.

Presentations by The City and Calgary Police Service highlight work being done, followed by an open discussion with various safety experts from The City of Calgary, Calgary Police Service, and Ward 9 Councillor Gian-Carlo Carra.

Please RSVP by sending an email to ward09@calgary.ca

 

Upcoming 17 Avenue SE BRT upcoming detours and closures

 
Rendering of the 17 Avenue and 36 Street SE Station. Source: City of Calgary

Rendering of the 17 Avenue and 36 Street SE Station. Source: City of Calgary

Written by the BRT Project Team

Published on September 14, 2018

Crews are busy at work on International Avenue, and there are some detours and closures this long weekend that residents and businesses should be aware of.

September 14 to September 17, 2018 – Barlow Trail closed between 26 and 27 Street S.E.

  • Vehicles will be detoured to 26 Street S.E. and 16 Avenue S.E. to access east and westbound 17 Avenue S.E.

 

September 15, 2018 – Traffic switch at 17 Avenue and 28 Street S.E.

  • Starting at 9 a.m. September 15, crews will be shifting traffic to the north side of 17 Avenue S.E.

  • Eastbound travel lanes at the intersection will shift slightly to the north 17 Avenue S.E. so crews can continue work on the south side of the Avenue.

 

Crews will be preparing intersections for paving this week, and there will be night time closures at:

  • September 12, 2018: 38, 40 and 42 Street S.E.

  • September 13, 2018: 33 and 36 Street S.E.

Source: The City of Calgary

Source: The City of Calgary

Once the prep work for paving is complete this week, crews will begin paving the intersections. We anticipate we’ll be working at each intersection – weather dependant – on:

Monday September 17, 2018

52 Street & 17 Avenue S.E. intersection, 7 p.m. to 5 a.m.

  • Calgary Police will be on hand to direct traffic, and east bound and westbound traffic will be maintained at all times.

50 Street & 17 Avenue S.E. intersection, 7 p.m. to 1 a.m. there will be a full closure of the intersection.

  • Traffic will be detoured to 16 Avenue and 19 Avenue S.E. so crews can complete this work.

 

Tuesday September 18, 2018

17 Avenue & 50 Street S.E. intersection, 7 p.m. to 5 a.m. there will be a full closure of the intersection.

  • Traffic will be detoured to 16 Avenue and 19 Avenue S.E. so crews can complete this work.

17 Avenue & 47 Street S.E. intersection, 7 p.m. to 5 a.m. there will be a full closure of the intersection.

 

Wednesday September 19th, 2018

17 Avenue & 44 Street S.E. intersection, 7 p.m. 5 a.m. there will be a full closure of the intersection.

  • Traffic will be detoured to 16 Avenue and 19 Avenue S.E. so crews can complete this work.

17 Avenue & 42 Street S.E. intersection, 7 p.m. to 5 a.m. there will be a full closure of the intersection.

  • Traffic will be detoured to 16 Avenue and 19 Avenue S.E. so crews can complete this work.

 

Thursday September 20th, 2018

17 Avenue & 40 Street S.E. intersection, 7 p.m. to 5 a.m. there will be a full closure of the intersection.

  • Traffic will be detoured to 16 Avenue and 19 Avenue S.E. so crews can complete this work.

17 Avenue & 38 Street S.E. intersection, 7 p.m. to 5 a.m. there will be a full closure of the intersection.

  • Traffic will be detoured to 16 Avenue and 19 Avenue S.E. so crews can complete this work.

 

Friday September 21st, 2018

17 Avenue & 36 Street S.E. intersection, 7 p.m. to 5 a.m.

  • Calgary Police will be on hand to direct traffic, and east bound and westbound traffic will be maintained at all times.

17 Avenue & 33 Street S.E., 7 p.m. to 1 a.m. there will be a full closure of the intersection.

  • Traffic will be detoured to 16 Avenue and 19 Avenue S.E. so crews can complete this work.

 

Saturday September 22nd

17 Avenue & 33 Street S.E. intersection, 7 p.m. to 5 a.m. there will be a full closure of the intersection.

  • Traffic will be detoured to 16 Avenue and 19 Avenue S.E. so crews can complete this work.

17 Avenue & 31 Street S.E. intersection, 7 p.m. to 5 a.m. there will be a partial intersection closure. Eastbound traffic and northbound to eastbound will be closed. Westbound traffic on 17 Avenue S.E. will be maintained in the right most lane.

Don’t forget your favourite businesses on International Avenue will be open during construction, so make sure to stop by. Thank you for your patience as we work to make 17 Avenue a great space for everyone. For more details on the work happening over the next few weeks please see the attached update.

For more information visit calgary.ca/17avesebrt

 

Green Line Utility work near Pop Davies Park

 
There will be utility work being done near Pop Davies Park in Millican-Ogden in preparation for the Green Line LRT. Photo source: City of Calgary

There will be utility work being done near Pop Davies Park in Millican-Ogden in preparation for the Green Line LRT. Photo source: City of Calgary

Hello Millican-Ogden-Lynnwood,

I wanted to send you a note regarding some utilities work around Pop Davies Park in case you come across it and have questions or concerns.

With the Green Line coming to Millican-Ogden soon, Enmax will be doing some preparation work by conducting shallow utilities work along Ogden Road SE, in the area north of Pop Davies Park.

What’s being done?

Overhead wires will be lowered to underground ducts. The ducts will be directionally drilled. In order to do this, hydrovac work will occur with traffic accommodations with the road right-of-way to ensure that the drilling is successful. The work will also include removing abandoned poles along the west side of Ogden Road from the CN bridge south to just pas Millican Road.

How long will this take?

Work began on August 29, 2018 and will continue for approximately three weeks.

Will there be signage?

No signage will be posted for this work, though Enmax vehicles will be seen on-site. Please note that there are no direct impacts to private properties or private accesses during this construction.

What will the impacts be?

Traffic accommodations will be made from about September 5 to September 14 to ensure that traffic flows as smoothly as possible. There will also be two 15-30 minute windows of closure that will be coordinated with Roads to remove overhead wires will be necessary, though when they will happen hasn’t been decided and will be determined as the work progresses. One closing will be across Ogden Road south of the CN bridge, and the other will be across Millican Road along Ogden Road.

Also, I have been informed that no trees are being removed. There is an expectation that the smell of petrol from contaminated soil will be noticeable near the small excavations for drilling once the earth is opened up.

The Green Line team has indicated that the smell itself does not present a danger to humans and animals. The hydrovac truck will be operating in the area during the first 2-3 weeks and will be quite noisy but will only be operated during the work days, and not evenings and weekends and the excavations will be fenced off for general public safety according to best practices.

If you have any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to contact 311. If you feel 311 isn’t appropriate, please contact my office and we will do the best to satisfy your concern.

Have a great weekend, and be sure to share this information with folks in the community who may have interest.

See you soon.