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37th Street Overpass Construction is on Schedule

posted Jul 11, 2010, 3:01 PM by Geoffrey Vanderburg   [ updated Jul 11, 2010, 3:03 PM ]

July 7, 2010 

Construction started on the Glenmore Trail and 37 Street S.W. project the week of May 10,
2010. Construction is currently on schedule and moving forward throughout the summer.

Residents and motorists can expect to see the following activities over the next few months:

Bridge Construction

Construction crews have started work on the mechanically stabilized earth (MSE) walls for the
bridge abutments. This work is taking place on both sides of Glenmore Trail east of 37 Street.
This work requires moving around large amounts of earth. To help lower the amount of dust
entering nearby communities, crews will be using a water truck, as required, to help dampen the
area.

Fabrication of the bridge deck panels and girders is happening off-site in July, and once
completed these items will be brought on-site for assembly in August.

Roadway Construction

Excavation for the roadway leading to and from the new bridge is ongoing. As work nears
Glenmore Trail some lane closures have been taking place. Currently, all these lane closures,
except one, have been kept to non-rush hour times between 9 a.m. and 3 p.m. One lane
closure was extended as part of some emergency work performed by Enmax for the area.
Residents and motorists can expect similar lane closures during the summer as construction
progresses.

Utility Work

As part of this project, Enmax distribution and transmission lines are being relocated. The
majority of the distribution lines have been relocated with the remainder are expected to be
moved during the summer. The transmission lines, which required approval from the Alberta
Utilities Commission (AUC) prior to relocation, will also be moved this summer as approval was
received at the end of June.

Installation of street lighting is happening as part of this project. This work has started and will
continue throughout the rest of the summer and early fall.

Free flow on Glenmore Trail is still scheduled to happen by the end of 2010 with the remainder
of construction finishing up in 2011. Phase two for Glenmore Trail and 37 Street S.W. will go
forward once the alignment for the southwest ring road is determined.

For more information please visit calgary.ca/ti, call 3-1-1 or contact:

Jennifer de Vries
Communications Strategist
The City of Calgary, Transportation
403-268-5041 or jdevries@calgary.ca

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