Road Closures, Detours Ahead for LRT Green Line Preparation Works in Victoria Park
Calgary construction crews will soon be returning to Victoria Park as part of preparations for the LRT Green Line.
The intersection of Olympic Way (Fourth Street SE) and 12th Avenue will be closed as crews install new underground utilities to replace those that need to be removed for a new tunnel through the core.
And work on the 17th Avenue extension through the Stampede grounds, the intersection of Corral Trail, Stampede Trail and Olympic Way (in front of the Scotiabank Saddledome) will be closed August through September.
Wendy Tynan, city spokeswoman for the Green Line project, said detours will be in place and access to businesses will be maintained – but work could take several months to complete along 12th Avenue.
« As you can understand, in a large construction project like this, until they actually get to work, we won’t know precisely. But we anticipate it could take up to four months. before the intersection is closed, » she said. .
Tynan says other underground projects needed for the Culture and Entertainment District will be completed during the closures.
Beginning July 23, the intersection of 12th Avenue and Fourth Street/Olympic Way SE will be closed.
- 11th Avenue SE will become a two-way road between Third Street and Fourth Street SE with one eastbound lane and three westbound lanes.
- Cyclists will be diverted from the 12th Avenue SE bike path to 3rd Street and then to 10th Avenue SE
- Fifth Street SE will be the primary northern access to Stampede Park for traffic, pedestrians and cyclists.
- People heading to East Village from the south should take Macleod Trail to Ninth Avenue SE as vehicles will not be able to turn left from 11th Avenue onto the Fourth Street SE underpass.
From August 2 to September 30, the intersection on the Stampede grounds of Corral Trail, Stampede Trail and Olympic Way (in front of the Scotiabank Saddledome) will be closed.
- Vehicular traffic will be diverted around the Scotiabank Saddledome, connecting to Fifth Street SE to the north and Stampede Trail to the south.
- Pedestrians and cyclists will be diverted around the intersection through the park at the At the edge of the arc sculpture.