My office has been asked about construction under way and what is happening, so I figured I can showcase some of the projects under way this summer. Over $130M new investments are under construction this summer in Calgary.
This is not including the Green Line, BMO expansion, Glenbow Museum renovation, and the Arts Commons expansion. For many, Calgary has two seasons: winter and construction season. #yyc #yycbuilds #yyccc
Bridgeland Main Street
We are beginning construction on Phase 1 of the Bridgeland Main Street project, with work taking place on Edmonton Trail starting this spring. Phase 1 includes streetscape improvements and infrastructure upgrades along Edmonton Trail from Memorial Drive to 2 Avenue N.E., utility relocations, as well as gateway features on Memorial Drive beneath the 4 Avenue flyover, and at the triangle where 4 Street meets Edmonton Trail N.E. Design of Phase 2 is still being finalized however, construction is currently unfunded.
“We look forward to providing wider sidewalks with more plants and trees, new lighting to illuminate the road and pedestrian space, and a better experience for people walking in the neighbourhood,” said Construction Project Manager, Ervina Hendra. “We will also extend the separated wheeling lane to 4 Street N.E. and connect to the existing lane on 2 Avenue N.E. to make it safer for people on wheels.”
To minimize impacts in the area, we are working with surrounding projects to coordinate construction impacts and access.
“The improvements being done for Bridgeland’s Main Street will support creating vibrant spaces for people to live, work and play”, said Zach Morgan, Public Realm Project Manager. “Thanks to public and business input, we have designed a place that reflects the character of the neighbourhood and the people who live and work there.”
For more on this project, click here.