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Red Mile refurbished: fancy facelift planned for 17 Avenue

CALGARY – The City of Calgary has unveiled plans to revamp the city’s so-called Red Mile.

Reconstruction of 17 Avenue S.W. between Macleod Trail and 14 Street S.W. is expected to begin in the spring of 2016 and wrap up in fall 2017.

The facelift will include wider sidewalks and improved lighting, as well as a number of road safety improvements.

City officials say the changes will make the popular area safer and more-pedestrian friendly.

Proposed improvements to the sidewalks east of 2 Street S.W. on 17 Avenue.
Proposed improvements to the sidewalks east of 2 Street S.W. on 17 Avenue. City of Calgary

“After 30 years, the road needs to be reconstructed so it can continue to serve businesses and citizens for decades to come,” reads a statement on the City of Calgary’s website.

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The City of Calgary is hosting an open house on Wednesday to give Calgarians a sneak peek at its plans.

Open House Details
Location: ATB Financial, Community room (1110, 17 Avenue S.W.)
Date: Wednesday, October 21
Hours: 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.

– With files from Doug Vaessen

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