The City of Calgary has released its summer paving plans, with 149 locations and enough asphalt to pave a single lane from Calgary to Edmonton.
Total investment this summer will be nearly $48 million.
This year, the city says it will use environmentally resilient strategies that aim to reduce energy consumption and the carbon footprint involved with paving. The city also plans to use low-carbon concrete for sidewalk rehabilitation and curb and gutter repairs.
While routes are planned, the exact time of when paving will take place has not been disclosed as it depends on weather and the timing of other projects. Drivers can see delays on these routes anytime between now and October.
“Keeping our roads in good condition is a priority for the city and the focus of our pavement rehabilitation program,” said Road Construction Manager Barry Poon. “This will ensure that our roads are safe for all users – pedestrians, cyclists, public transport users, drivers and the movement of goods, which is vital for the economy.”
Drivers are reminded that construction zones are workplaces and the city wants to keep workers safe while they do their jobs.
Drivers are asked to obey speed limits in construction zones and cooperate with other drivers to keep traffic flowing, leaving room for others to come together.
The city may ask residents of some residential areas to avoid parking on the street while paving these areas. Communities expected to see major residential work this summer include Rundle, Temple, Coach Hill, Mayland Heights, Parkhill and Cedarbrae.
Below are some of the main anticipated routes to work that may affect your daily commute.
Crowchild Trail South – 2 locations
If you regularly travel on Crowchild, you are no stranger to ongoing updates. This summer, watch the paving on the south side of the Bow River from Bow Trail to 24th Street SW and then between 50th and 54th Avenue SW
McKnight Boulevard and Temple
If your route is on McKnight Boulevard, be prepared for delays near the ring road between 52nd and 68th Streets NE The city indicates it will pave lanes both ways along this stretch this summer.
Also pay attention to the stretch of 68th Street NE along the east side of Temple between McKnight Boulevard and 32th Ave. NE If you live in Temple, pay attention to the many paved residential streets in the northeast corner of the community.
Richmond Road near Signal Hill and West Hills
This section of the road is typically full of motorists trying to access the business district or make their way between the Signal Hill community and Sarcee Trail. This summer, the city will pave 51st St. SW, east of Sarcee Trail, west of Sierra Morena Boulevard SW
There are also plans to pave the entire Sierra Morena Boulevard, which surrounds Sienna Hills, in the Signal Hill community.
Shaganappi Trail near the Crowchild Trail
A small section at the southern end of the Shaganappi Trail may experience delays this summer. Note paving on Shaganappi Trail between 40th Avenue NW and Northland Drive NW Also in these general areas, look for paving along Varsity Drive NW between 53rd Street NW and 37th Street NW
14 SW Street
Fresh off the work that was recently done between Rockyview Hospital and Southland Drive, the city will be taking back this area again. This year, look for paving on the 14th Street SW section of Southland Drive south to Anderson Road.
For a map of planned paving projects, visit the city’s road activities map at maps.calgary.ca/roadwayactivities.