It is with genuine excitement and enthusiasm that I send out this invitation on behalf of the 12 Street S.E. Bridge Replacement and the Zoo Flood Mitigation project teams, as well as your Team Ward 9, to join us for the official opening of Zoo Road and the 12 Street S.E. (Zoo) Bridge.
Please Join Us!
When: Saturday December 9, 2017
Time: 1pm to 3pm
Where: 12th Street Bridge S.E. (south side)
There will be food and warm drinks along with games, caroling, horse and wagon rides and a visit from Santa. Don't miss out on this family-friendly celebration to thank our Ward 9 neighbours for their patience and understanding.
On that note, I would like to personally thank all of you who endured the many months of construction (and earsplitting noise from the pile driving!). I know this was not always easy, and there were a lot of lessons-learned as we worked to coordinate the different projects happening throughout Inglewood and Ramsay.
The 12 Street S.E. Bridge is just the beginning. Through the Main Streets program we will also address the entire length of 12 Street S.E. from the bridge deck to the Green Line LRT Station, four blocks south. With more major infrastructure work to come, I am confident that we will be able to mitigate the impacts on our communities while meeting the project timelines. And you can be sure that I will be fighting tooth-and-nail to ensure the needs and wants of our neighbours are heard by City Administration.
This historic re-investment into the original neighbourhoods of Calgary is an incredible first step in building a better city for us all. I am proud to say that we are working towards a city that focuses on putting tax-dollars back into the inner-city rather than subsidizing unsustainable growth out on the edges. Over this term you can be sure that I will be holding the City's feet to the fire to make sure that we extend this re-investment to all our great neighbourhoods in Ward 9 (I'm looking at you, East Calgary).
Want to know more?
Have a look at all the Inglewood and Ramsay area projects.