Project Update – June 28, 2021

What’s Happening in Traffic This Week

Crestmont Boulevard S.W. Single Lane Alternating Traffic

Single lane alternating traffic is back in effect along Crestmont Boulevard S.W. for utility work until Wednesday, June 30 and then again on July 5 and 6. The road will be fully open during the long weekend, July 1 to 4, to avoid disruptions.

Trans-Canada Highway Reduced to One Lane Overnight

The Trans-Canada Highway will be reduced to a single lane in each direction at the Stoney Trail interchange for bridge work from 10 p.m. on Wednesday, June 30, until 5 a.m., Thursday, July 1. Delays are expected.

REMINDER: Lower Springbank Road S.W. Single Lane of Alternating Traffic

ENMAX will be working along Lower Springbank Road S.W. to decommission overhead power lines until July 9. A single lane of alternating traffic will be in place adjacent to the areas where they are working.

All work is weather dependent. Please check 511 Alberta and The City of Calgary’s traffic information map  for up-to-date information on traffic detours and speed reductions.

We appreciate your patience during construction.

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North Pier Segment Construction

The ‘balance’ in balanced cantilever construction is starting to become visible as the pier segments extend further and further from the piers in mid-air. 

For a quick refresher on balanced cantilever construction, check out the project updates from April 12 and May 10.

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May Progress Snapshot

A bridge deck was poured almost every week in May, the new West Valley Road S.W. alignment was paved, and girders were installed on one span of the bridge from northbound Stoney Trail over the Trans-Canada Highway.

1 Avenue S.W. / 101 Street S.W. Roundabout

Waterline Installation Along Canada Olympic Drive S.W.

Canada Olympic Drive S.W. is closed until late summer for utility installations, including relocating a waterline.

Stoney Trail Interchange and Mainline

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Old Banff Coach Road S.W.

Integral Bridge Abutments

A mud slab is thin layer of concrete that has no structural purpose. ‘Mud’ is typically a mixture of cement and sand, but no gravel, and often used for leveling or sealing. A mud slab was applied around the flexible pile casings for the bridge abutment to provide a clean and level working surface.

Integral abutments have been used on several bridges across the project – check out the February 1 and March 29 project updates for more detail.

Centre Pier Cap Formwork Stripped

Bow Trail S.W. Centre Piers

Sanitary Line Replacement at Bow Trail S.W.

The existing PVC sanitary line in the Transportation Utility Corridor (TUC), just north of Ascot Crescent S.W., was replaced with a high-density polyethylene pipe which will allow the road to be built over it.