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Bridgeland Main Streets

Phase 2 – 1 Avenue N.E.

Project update - May 2024

Phase Two of the Bridgeland Main Streets project began its second year of construction in late April 2024. Our focus this season centers on the area along 1 Avenue N.E. between 11 and 7A Streets N.E.

The map below shows the Stage 1 work areas and detour plan.

Bridgeland 1 Avenue N.E. detour map
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We'd like to inform you about upcoming road closures required for utilities installation:

Recently completed utilities work:

We recognize that construction and community changes can be challenging. We want to thank you for your patience while we complete this important work. Please see an anticipated schedule and work locations in the chart below.

Parking

Businesses remain open throughout the construction period! Navigate your way through Bridgeland by walking, cycling, or using other transportation options, following the designated construction detour signage. Refer to the map below to find convenient parking locations during construction.

Bridgeland parking map
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Contact us

Do you have a specific question about the Bridgeland Main Street Construction project? Send us an email: 
bridgelandmainstreet@calgary.ca

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Work locations and construction impacts

Below you will see the coming sections of work.

Location Construction Scope Impact Anticipated Schedule* Status More Information
North side of 1 Ave. N.E. from 11 St. N.E. to 9A St. N.E.
  • Widened sidewalks
  • Pedestrian crossing & curb repair
  • Lighting upgrade
  • Tree planting
  • Street furniture install
  • Lane restrictions (one-way vehicular traffic detour)
  • Temporary relocation of transit stop, Canada Post mailbox and parking pay machine, as required
  • Heavy machinery operating in the area
  • Noise

April 21 start (approximately 8 weeks of construction)

In progress
North side of intersection on 11 St. N.E. at 1 Ave. N.E.
  • Underground utility crossings installation
  • Road closure of 11 St. on north side of intersection
  • Roadway cutting, utility installation in roadway.
  • Heavy machinery operating in the area
  • Noise

May 11 and 12 (approximately 2 days of construction) Complete
North side of intersection of 10 St. N.E. at 1 Ave. N.E.
  • Underground utility crossings installation
  • Road closure of 10 St. on north side of intersection
  • Roadway cutting, utility installation in roadway.
  • Heavy machinery operating in the area
  • Noise

May 18 and 19 (approximately 2 days of construction) Upcoming
North side of intersection of 9A St. N.E. at 1 Ave. N.E.
  • Underground utility crossings installation
  • Road closure of 9A St. on north side of intersection
  • Roadway cutting, utility installation in roadway.
  • Heavy machinery operating in the area
  • Noise

June 1 and 2 (approximately 2 days of construction) Upcoming

* Please note: the anticipated schedule is subject to change depending on factors such as complexity, weather, supply chain, and access.

The second phase of the project will see operational and streetscape improvements along 1 Avenue N.E. from 4 Street N.E. to 11 Street N.E., and along 2 Avenue N.E. between 6 Street N.E. to 10 Street N.E.  and is expected to be in construction until Fall 2025. 

The map below shows the 2024-2025 construction areas along 1 Avenue N.E.

Schedule subject to change as required to meet project requirements

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Project scope

The 1 Avenue N.E. Main Street underwent the “design” step of the Main Streets program in 2018 and 2019. Based on community feedback, technical analysis, and financial considerations, we created a plan to support the needs identified by the community.

Phase Two of the Bridgeland Main Street project involves operational and streetscape improvements along 1 Avenue N.E. from 4 Street to 11 Street, and along 2 Avenue N.E. between 6 Street N.E. to 10 Street N.E.

Work includes:

  • Widened sidewalks.
  • More plants and trees.
  • New street lighting along the road and sidewalks.
  • New crosswalks with wheelchair ramps complete with tactile plates to help those with vision loss at intersections.
  • Additional/upgraded pedestrian crossing signals at several intersections. Changes to intersection controls on 2 Avenue N.E.
  • New waste & recycling bins, bike racks and benches.

Please see the Roll Plot for more detailed information:

  • 4 Street N.E. to 6A Street N.E.
  • 6A Street N.E. to 8A Street N.E.
  • 8A Street to 11 Street N.E.

What is planned for Bridgeland Main Street Phase 2: 1 and 2 Avenues N.E.?

The 1 Avenue Main Street vision encompasses numerous considerations, including:

  • A focus on urban design and placemaking.
  • Enhanced pedestrian safety and comfort.
  • Improved mobility options, including transit and cycling
  • A design that is uniquely “Bridgeland-Riverside” and reflects its heritage and community identity.
  • Improved connections to park spaces and amenities.
  • Enhancing the community’s Main Street as a destination that will support existing and new local businesses.

A rendering of what 1 Avenue may look like:

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The proposed plans for 2 Avenue N.E. include the adjustment of the intersection controls and new stop signs. 

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What to expect through Construction on 1 Avenue and 2 Avenue N.E.

What you can expect during construction:

  • Sidewalk closures and detours ensure pedestrians and cyclists can travel safely through the area and still access their destinations.
  • We will work directly with individual businesses to minimize the impacts of construction and provide continued access to their property as much as possible.
  • The temporary closure of some parking, roads, and potential road detours. Traffic will be maintained during construction, by way of local detours.
  • Temporary relocation of transit stops, Canada Post mailboxes, and/or Calgary Parking Authority pay machines.
  • An increase in on-site construction activity, including construction crews, vehicles and heavy equipment, and an increase in noise and vibration throughout construction. 

Timeline

  • Live (2025)
    • Ongoing investment in development
    • Operations and maintenance
  • Build (2022 – 2025)
    • Phase 1 (Edmonton Trail) 2022-2023
    • Phase 2 (1 Ave. N.E.)
      2023-2025
    • Construction of designs based on streetscape master plan
  • Design (2018 – 2021)
    • Pedestrian safety measures implemented
    • Detailed design work complete
    • Community engagement
    • Bridgeland Streetscape Master Plan completed and approved
  • Plan (2017)
    • Land use redesignation and infrastructure assessment
  • Strategize (2014 – 2016)
    • Public engagement and market studies

Want to learn more about the Main Streets Program visit Calgary.ca/mainStreets


Project documents

Project background

The City developed a Streetscape Master Plan for Bridgeland based on citizen feedback, technical analysis, and financial considerations.

The vision for the Bridgeland Main Streets project is to build a streetscape that includes well-designed, quality public realm elements and public space, that prioritize the pedestrian experience and will support ongoing redevelopment and a thriving economic environment. Once complete, it will offer a variety of safe, accessible mobility connections, new community gathering spaces, and a uniquely Bridgeland character.

The key features of Bridgeland Main Streets are:

  1. Prioritize pedestrian safety
  2. Enhanced landscaping for pedestrian comfort
  3. Unique streetscape elements
  4. New opportunities for community gathering
  5. Improved mobility options

Past engagement: 1 Avenue N.E.

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