We received a memo from the City of Calgary dated June 3, 2019 providing a brief construction update on the Westbrook Pedestrian Overpass project. The contents of that letter are:
“Work continues on the Westbrook Pedestrian Bridge Replacement project. Currently crews are focused on the construction of ramps and stairs on both sides of Bow Trail. Concrete for the east ramp is expected to be poured in June, weather permitting. Crews will then shift their focus to construction of the west ramp. The contractor is currently targeting late August for installation of the main bridge span.
Members of the public are reminded to exercise caution, follow detour signage and remain aware of potential hazards when travelling near construction sites. Drivers using Bow Trail are advised to watch for temporary lane closures and to follow posted traffic signage while passing through the construction area. The construction team would like to express thanks to the public for showing patience during this phase of construction.”
You can see the letter by clicking the following link: CofC Pedestrian Bridge Update
More information can be found on the City of Calgary website or by clicking the following link: https://www.calgary.ca/Transportation/TI/Pages/Pedestrian-bridges/Westbrook-pedestrian-overpass.aspx
Many of our residents have provided input into the proposed Pedestrian Bridge project over the last couple of years. In September of this year, the Pedestrian Bridge project went to the Calgary Planning Commission with the attached site plan, and a project rendering of the selected design.
Detailed design is currently underway and the City will update the project webpage when that process is complete. We anticipate construction to begin in the first quarter of 2018 and expect the bridge to be completed within 12 to 15 months of commencement of construction. While there may be intermittent closures on the current pedestrian overpass, we don’t expect any major impacts to citizens. We will provide updates as the project progresses.