Community Drainage Improvements, update November 2017
The City of Calgary are planning implementation of the Woodlands Woodbine Community Drainage Improvements (WWCDI) project. This project aims to implement storm water retrofit improvement solutions to reduce flooding problems in the existing south-west communities of Woodlands, Woodbine, Cedarbrae, and Braeside. The most significant element of this project is the construction of a new dry pond in the fields located east of the John Ware and St. Benedict schools at the junction of Southland Drive and Palliser Drive SW. Construction is expected to begin in early 2018 with completion by that fall. While both schools currently have access to the field for their use, fields will remain inaccessible to the public until installation of the dry pond is complete. To find out more details follow this link.
Oakridge Crossing Development, update November 2017
Plans are being presented to redevelop the Coop Grocery Store site at Southland Drive and 24th Street. See project info. here. The project is in the development stage with community and public engagement sessions were carried out during August and September 2017. The Final Engagement Summary Report can be seen here.
City Administration have recommending approval of the submission to the Calgary Planning Commission (CPC). They shared the final application, the results of public engagement and how they made their decision in an information session on November 9. A copy of the information panels at the final information session can be viewed here. A winter 2018 (date tba) Public Hearing of City Council is planned, and development permit is targeting a winter 2018 CPC date.
All input gathered through all phases of engagement will also be used in reports provided to Calgary Planning Commission and City Council. You can still get involved by submitting your written comments to City Administration or members of Council, and by attending the Public Hearing of Council.
Southwest Calgary Ring Road (SWCRR), update December 2017
The SWCRR is being constructed by the Alberta Transportation on behalf of the Province. As many of you will have seen, construction is well underway. Contractor KGL Constructors has provided a Winter Construction Update (newsletter) to summarize current activities and those planned through the upcoming winter period. It can be viewed here. In addition, some interesting progress photos (September 2017) can be found here.
Anderson Road Widening, update August 2017
This City of Calgary Project is underway to widen Anderson Road from 4 lanes to 6 lanes west of Elbow Drive to carry increased traffic flow to and from the new South West Calgary Ring Road (SWCRR) currently being constructed by the Alberta Transportation on behalf of the Province. Construction work began in August, at Elbow drive and is set to move westwards. The Project is scheduled to be complete in late-2019, ready to connect to SWCRR per the below timeline.
Follow this link to access to other interesting information including maps of the proposed route and SWCRR interchanges.
90th Avenue and Southland Drive, update December 2017
This City of Calgary Project includes changes to these roadways near our Community to allow connection to the SWCRR. The designs are nearing completion and construction is expected to begin in the spring of 2018 and be completed by end of 2019. To find out more details follow this link. The planned modifications to pathway connections are provided here.
South West Bus Rapid Transit (BRT), update December 2017
The South West Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) is being designed carry commuters from Woodbine into the Downtown core, servicing other communities en-route. The Project has has completed the facilitated citizen involvement sessions and online engagement to move to the final design. Results of these involvement and engagement sessions is available at the City website link below. Work has been carried out by Atco Gas to replace a HP Line under 14th Street – this is a precursor to the City’s BRT Project. Although some construction work on the bus-only access lanes has been completed at SE corner of Crowchild Trail and Glenmore Trail, the remaining (main) BRT construction schedule remains unclear. City Council recently approved to proceed to tender the project, despite a motion by two Councillors to defer tendering pending a review of the project’s cost-benefit after seeing significant increase in the scope and cost since initial Council approval was given in 2011. To find out more details follow these links: SW BRT Project and Update from City of Calgary