The City of Calgary is kicking off a major road project to rejuvenate 17th avenue. The project, expected to take between three and four years, will make 17th Avenue a safer place for pedestrians and drivers, but in the short term will cause some headaches on the road.

We’ve collected information, links and maps so you can be informed about the construction and how traffic patterns will be changed. Avoid frustration by reading over the details of the project, and planning your new route to and from Grace Church ahead of time.

The Project

The City has prepared a short video to provide an overview of the project, and what’s changing on 17th.

Detours

During the project, sections of 17th Avenue between MacLeod Trail and 14th Street will shut down. To help keep traffic moving, the City is changing 14th and 15th Avenues into one-way streets beginning on May 23.

14th Avenue will carry westbound traffic, and 15th Avenue will carry eastbound traffic.

17th Avenue Construction

Parking

Both the north and south parking lots at Grace will stay open during construction. Street parking will also continue to be available on both the north and south sides of 15th Avenue.

More information

The City has set up a comprehensive website for the project. The site explains project goals, timelines, schedules, and traffic patterns. Visit www.calgary.ca/Transportation/TI/Pages/Road-projects/17-Ave-SW-construction.aspx

They’re also offering a digital newsletter you can sign up for that will keep you informed of the projects progress. Click here to sign up: https://secure.campaigner.com/CSB/Public/Form.aspx?fid=1354945