Project Update – February 10, 2020

Bow River Pathway Temporary Closure

The pathway on the south side of the Bow River connecting Valley Ridge and Bowness Park is fully closed for tree and brush clearing until later this month. There is no pathway detour available during this time, nor is there access to the Bow River pedestrian bridge to or from the west.

Please check > Bow River Bridge for details. The City of Calgary also maintains a Pathway Closures map.

Construction Progress Update

Work on the south side of the Bow River is progressing as planned during the temporary pathway closure.

Controlled Blasting

As this work continues, controlled blasting has been happening closer to residents. People living and working close to the controlled blasting can expect to feel vibrations and we understand this may cause concern. Please take a few minutes to read the information available online, including the seismograph reports which are published each week. There will also be a public information session to provide an update on blasting activity and progress on Wednesday, February 12, 5 – 7 pm at WinSport’s Markin McPhail Centre (151 Canada Olympic Rd SW).

Construction Progress Update

Work on the 20 bridge structures within this project is ongoing and is focused primarily on piling and concrete work for the piers and abutments. EllisDon and its subcontractors have worked more than 40,000 hours since construction started last spring. This is equivalent to almost 14 years of work based on an eight-hour workday.

Utility Relocations at Old Banff Coach Rd SW

Utility relocations on Old Banff Coach Road SW, west of 85 Street SW, have been ongoing since August 2019. This work involves open excavations. As this work continues, drivers can expect reduced speeds through the area.

Thank you for your patience while this area is prepared for the start of ring road construction this spring. Drivers are reminded to use extra caution when navigating through active construction sites, reduce distractions and obey all speed and construction signage.

For up-to-date information on traffic detours and speed reductions as a result of construction activity please visit 511 Alberta.