Construction on 17th Ave 2018

17th ave Construction 2018

Rejoice! There will be no construction anywhere along 17th ave from July 5th 2018 – September 4th 2018.

When construction starts in April 2018, it’s our mission to make sure that you can still access your favourite spots on the ave. Construction will be performed on two to three blocks at the same time along with some intersections. There are still plenty of options to access 17th ave during this time whether you’re on foot, cycling, taking transit, or driving.

We are implementing some new initiatives to make parking easier. There will be valet parking on Thursdays – Sundays during construction in the underground lot behind Best Buy! That parking lot has over 250 spots! There are also plenty of nearby above ground parking lots as well as street parking on neighbouring roads. Explore your parking options below.

Road Closures & Updates

Closure: 17th ave around College Lane SW Friday, April 13 to Sunday, April 15: Single lane closure on eastbound 17th Ave between College Lane and 6th st SW and a full road closure of College Lane from 4 :00pm Friday, April 13th until 9:00pm Sunday, April 15th to accommodate the replacement of a fire hydrant near Western Canada High School.

Pre-construction activities: Construction crews have started preppping the work areas, so you will notice fencing going up between 2nd st SW – College Lane SW during the week of April 23rd. Utility and road work will start afterwards as long as the weather permits it.

Access: All sidewalks will be open throughout construction. Drivers can use the 14th ave and 15th ave one-way streets. There is tons of parking in neighbouring streets and nearby parking lots.

Information Sessions: There were two information sessions held on April 4th and 7th to provide updates on the project, to view the information from these sessions, visit the project archive page.

2nd st SW – 5th st SW

Construction from 2nd st SW – 5th st SW begins in April 2018 and is scheduled to be finished by May 2018. This project includes construction on eastbound traffic lanes, work on the intersections, landscaping, and street lights.

Time frame: April 2018 – May 2018

Vehicle Traffic: 17th ave is open for drivers, as well as street parking.

Pedestrian Traffic: All sidewalks and crosswalks are open.

Bus Routes: Bus routes and stops are running and open along 17th ave.

5th st SW – 8th st SW

Construction in this area will be replacing water and sanitary lines, rebuilding 17th ave, intersection construction and replacing street lights.​​​​​​​​​​​​​ Contruction begins in early April 2018 and is divided into several construction areas as follows:

  • 5th Street – College Lane S.W.: April – June 2018
  • College Lane – 8th Street S.W.: May – July 5, 2018
  • 7th Street – 8th Street S.W.: September 2018
  • 8th Street – 10th Street S.W.: September 4 – Nov 2018

This project includes construction on eastbound traffic lanes, work on the intersections, landscaping, and street lights.

Vehicle Traffic: Later on in April (no exact date), drivers and transit will use the 14th – 15th ave one-way streets. Sidewalks and intersections will remain open. When the time comes that 5a st closes, drivers will be able to use 5th st to access 17th ave. Alleyways will be open throughout construction.

Pedestrian Traffic: All sidewalks and crosswalks are open, however when construction around 5a street begins, pedestrians will be directed around the area.

Bus Routes: Bus routes and stops are running and open along 17th ave.

Road Construction Map

2nd st - 5th st SW

Construction runs from April 2018 – May 2018

5th St - College Lane SW

Construction runs from April – June 2018

College Lane SW - 8th st SW

Construction runs from May – July 5th 2018

7th st SW - 8th st SW

Construction runs for September 2018

8th st SW - 10th st SW

Construction runs from September 4th – November 2018

5a st Closure

Road closure from 17th ave – 18th ave April 6th @9am – April 8th @9pm

For any inquiries about the construction on 17th ave this season, please contact the City of Calgary‘s Construction Project Team at cityofcalgary17@calgary.ca

Other Concerns?

To report a concern that is not directly linked to the Construction Project Team, please contact

Esther Kelly, Executive Director 17th Ave RED BIA

brz@17thave.ca

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