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37th Street AltaLink

July 20

Construction Schedule Update 

As part of the Southwest Calgary Ring Road Transmission Project, AltaLink started construction in May 2017 to relocate a portion of a transmission line underground along 37 Street SW. We anticipate this work to be complete by October 2017.

Construction along 37 Street SW was scheduled to be implemented in four phases:

 Phase 1: Lakeview Drive to 58 Avenue SW

 Phase 2: 54 Avenue SW to 61 Avenue SW

 Phase 3: 58 Avenue SW to Law Drive SW

 Phase 4: 61 Avenue SW to 66 Avenue SW

AltaLink previously intended to complete each phase prior to starting construction on the next phase.

In order to complete the work as efficiently as possible, AltaLink has determined that allowing for some overlap between the phases of construction identified above will allow us to maintain our commitment to the construction schedule.

This will mean while working on the clean-up, backfill and reclamation of one phase, we will expand our construction area to include a portion of next phase by approximately 250 metres starting with the preliminary construction activities of pavement cutting/removal and utility location. We plan to apply this approach to each phase of construction in order to help our crews to maximize construction efficiency in your community.

We appreciate your ongoing cooperation during this project. If you have any questions, please contact or 1-877-267-1453.

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June 8

During the AltaLink construction on 37th St SW, please use the designated detour routes. For both safety and out of courtesy for the affected residents, please do not use the back allies as a bypass.

May 15

Thank you to those who attended our construction open house held on April 11, 2017. We plan to begin construction along 37 Street in mid-May 2017, and complete the work by October 2017.

Construction along 37 Street will be split into four phases:

Phase 1: Lakeview Drive to 58 Avenue SW (approximately 625 metres)

Phase 2: 54 Avenue SW to 61 Avenue SW (approximately 625 metres)

Phase 3: 58 Avenue SW to Law Drive SW (approximately 520 metres)

Phase 4: 61 Avenue SW to 66 Avenue SW (approximately 440 metres)

Please visit or for maps outlining the traffic accommodation plan for each phase.

- Where possible, traffic and parking restrictions will be localized and adjacent to the construction work area to allow traffic to travel north and south along 37 Street outside of the construction zone.

- Within the construction zone, traffic will be restricted to one-way on the northbound lane, with detour routes available for southbound traffic. Periodically, both northbound and southbound traffic will be detoured in order to accommodate construction activities.

- Parking will also be limited for adjacent residents within the construction zone.

- AltaLink may use flagmen and/or police along with traffic control devices to assist with the movement of traffic. Detour routes and temporary road closures will be clearly identified with signage at key access points along 66 Avenue and 37 Street and along the detour.

- 37 Street will remain accessible for residents, public transit (some stops may be temporarily relocated), emergency services and recreational users, and pedestrian access along the east side of 37 Street will be maintained.

- During phase 4, pedestrian and vehicle access to North Glenmore Park may be temporarily re-routed and the Weaselhead Natural Environment Parking Lot will be temporary closed for a short period of time.

Construction of two structure foundations south of 66 Avenue began May 1, 2017 and will be completed by May 11, 2017. Temporary fencing will be installed while the work takes place. The structures will be installed on the foundations at a later date.

Throughout the majority of construction we anticipate work will take place six days per week, Monday through Saturday, between 7 a.m. and 7 p.m. Any work that is required on Sundays will take place between 9 a.m. and 9 p.m. We appreciate your cooperation during construction, and should you have questions about the project please contact our Right-of-Way Access Coordinators:

For 37 Street and the Lakeview community, please contact Steven Day at 403-387-8263

For all other sections of the project, please contact James McCorquodale at 587-830-1007

Apr 15

AltaLink is in the process of removing approximately 2.5 kilometres of 240 kilovolt (kV)/138 kV double circuit steel lattice transmission line from Tsuut’ina Nation land and relocating it underground within the Transportation/Utility Corridor (TUC) south of Glenmore Trail and west of 37 Street Southwest. These construction activities are part of the Southwest Calgary Ring Road Transmission Project. On April 11, 2017, AltaLink invited Lakeview residents to join them for an open house at the Lakeview Community Hall before construction along 37th Street begins at the end of May. Construction is expected to wrap up by October 2017.


For your convenience, here is a PDF of the panels displayed at the open house.