Road closures, detours coming for Green Line LRT prep work in Victoria Park

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A major overhaul of the Victoria Park/Stampede LRT station and extension of 17th Avenue into the Stampede grounds are underway.  (CMLC - image credit)
A major overhaul of the Victoria Park/Stampede LRT station and extension of 17th Avenue into the Stampede grounds are underway. (CMLC - image credit)

Calgary construction crews will soon be back in Victoria Park as part of the preparations for the Green Line LRT.

The intersection of Olympic Way (Fourth Street S.E.) and 12th Avenue will be closed as crews install new underground utilities to replace those that have 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 spokesperson for the Green Line project, says 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 appreciate, in a large construction project like this, until they actually get at the work, we won't know specifically. But we are anticipating it could be up to four months that the intersection would be closed," she said.

Tynan says other underground projects needed for the culture and entertainment district will be completed during the closures.

Closure details:

As of July 23, the intersection of 12th Avenue and Fourth Street/Olympic Way S.E. will be closed. 

  • 11th Avenue S.E. will become a two-way road between Third Street and Fourth Street S.E. with one eastbound lane and three westbound lanes.

  • Cyclists will be detoured off the 12th Avenue S.E. cycle track to Third Street and then to 10th Avenue S.E.

  • Fifth Street S.E. 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 S.E. because vehicles will not be able to turn left from 11th Avenue onto the Fourth Street S.E. underpass.

From Aug. 2 to Sept. 30, the intersection on the Stampede grounds of Corral Trail, Stampede Trail and Olympic Way (in front of the Scotiabank Saddledome) will be closed.

  • Vehicle traffic will be detoured around the Scotiabank Saddledome, connecting to Fifth Street S.E. to the north and to Stampede Trail to the south.

  • Pedestrians and cyclists will be detoured around the intersection through the park at the By the Banks of the Bow sculpture.

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