The existing pathway on the south side of the Bow River (labelled 2 on the plan) will be realigned (labelled 1 on the plan) to accommodate the new Bow River Bridge. The new pathway alignment was selected to minimize impacts to the surrounding environment and has been approved by The City of Calgary.
The section of pathway labelled ‘4’ is underneath the new Stoney Trail NW bridge and will be temporarily closed to protect public safety during construction. A new permanent timber staircase with bicycle ramp (labelled 3 on the plan) will provide alternative access until section 4 is reopened in 2022.
For approximately one month in early 2020 (currently planned for February 2020), the entire pathway will be closed to realign the pathways and for other preparatory work for bridge construction.
Pathway users can expect to see timber clearing, excavation, ground profiling / grading and other associated works in this area. For any pathway changes or closures appropriate signage will be posted in advance.
Please note that The City of Calgary plans, designs and maintains the pathway network and Alberta Transportation provides connectivity through the Transportation Utility Corridor. Once the project is complete, the pathways under the bridges will be maintained by The City of Calgary.