Expect traffic delays as multimillion-dollar Barlow Trail renovation begins Monday

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A Google Streetview image of the portion of Barlow Trail N.E. just before the 16th Avenue offramp that will be affected by the City of Calgary's new construction improvements in the area. (Google Maps - image credit)
A Google Streetview image of the portion of Barlow Trail N.E. just before the 16th Avenue offramp that will be affected by the City of Calgary's new construction improvements in the area. (Google Maps - image credit)

Parts of Barlow Trail N.E. will be under construction and traffic will be disrupted beginning Monday as the City of Calgary starts a multimillion-dollar refurbishment.

The city has set aside $17 million for the overhaul.

It will include pavement restoration and reconstruction of the roadway between Fourth Avenue and Sunridge Boulevard, including the ramps on 16th Avenue.

Work on the 16th Avenue bridge deck and structure supports is included in this project.

The bridge was built in 1978 and the city says it needs "intervention."

A multi-use path along Meridian Road, from Centre Avenue to 28th Street N.E., will also be built.

"Business access will not be impacted, however there will be some delays for drivers in the area as we undertake these important life-cycle projects," said transportation project manager Peter Rudolf in a news release.

The city intends to shift traffic to either side of Barlow Trail while work is being completed.

The project is set to wrap up in fall of 2021.