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City warns of ramp closure, traffic disruptions on Calgary’s Crowchild Trail

City warns of ramp closure, traffic disruptions on Calgary’s Crowchild Trail
WATCH: Get ready for a major traffic disruption in Calgary starting on Thursday night. The 10th Avenue ramp onto northbound Crowchild Trail will be shut down for two weeks. Carolyn Kury de Castillo has more.

UPDATE: The westbound 10 Avenue S.W. ramp reopened on June 24, 2019, according to the city. Crews “worked around the clock” over the June 22-23 weekend to get it done a few days early.

The City of Calgary is warning drivers of disruptions to major routes over the next couple of weeks as construction ramps up on Crowchild Trail.

For the upgrading project, workers will reconfigure the westbound 10 Avenue S.W. to the northbound Crowchild Trail ramp.

From June 13 at 10 p.m. to June 28 at 5 a.m., the westbound 10 Avenue S.W. to the northbound Crowchild Trail ramp will be closed.

Crowchild Trail ramp pictured on June 12, 2019.
Crowchild Trail ramp pictured on June 12, 2019. Global News

After that is done, the westbound 10 Avenue S.W. ramp will temporarily merge onto the right-hand side of Crowchild Trail, according to the city.

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The westbound Bow Trail to the northbound Crowchild Trail ramp will continue to come up into its own lane on the far left-hand side of Crowchild Trail as it does now, the city explained in a news release on Wednesday.

Construction on Calgary’s Crowchild Trail on May 24, 2019.
Construction on Calgary’s Crowchild Trail on May 24, 2019. Global News

By the end of summer, both ramps will be reconfigured and the 10 Avenue S.W. merge condition onto Crowchild Trail will be eliminated.

Traffic from the 10 Avenue S.W. and Bow Trail ramps will join together and enter the northbound Crowchild Trail as a dedicated, added right-hand lane, the city said.

Detour options

For westbound 10 Avenue traffic travelling north on Crowchild Trail:

  • northbound 14 Street → westbound Memorial Drive → northbound Crowchild Trail
    • note: the city will be modifying green light times along 14 Street N. to accommodate more traffic
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  • westbound Bow Trail → southbound 26 Street → eastbound 17 Avenue → northbound Crowchild Trail

For eastbound Bow Trail traffic travelling north on Crowchild Trail:

  • northbound 16 Street → westbound Bow Trail → northbound Crowchild Trail
Memorial Drive Ramp - before
Memorial Drive Ramp - before Courtesy: City of Calgary
Memorial Drive Ramp - after
Memorial Drive Ramp - after Courtesy: City of Calgary
Bow River Bridge - before
Bow River Bridge - before Courtesy: City of Calgary
Bow River Bridge - after
Bow River Bridge - after Courtesy: City of Calgary
Bow Trail/10 Avenue S.W. - after
Bow Trail/10 Avenue S.W. - after Courtesy: City of Calgary
Bow Trail/10 Avenue S.W. - before
Bow Trail/10 Avenue S.W. - before Courtesy: City of Calgary
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Crowchild Trail - before
Crowchild Trail - before Courtesy: City of Calgary
Crowchild Trail - after
Crowchild Trail - after Courtesy: City of Calgary