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Spring 2012

Elbow Drive Road Reconstruction

Dear resident or business owner,
The City of Calgary would like to take this opportunity to thank residents and business owners impacted by construction activities along Elbow Drive for your patience during this process. We understand that construction and traffic slowdowns are an inconvenience for everyone, and we appreciate your understanding. The Elbow Drive Reconstruction Project is part of a continuing program dedicated to rebuilding Calgary’s aging roadways. Elbow Drive was identified as a priority for this work, and it is the first project to benefit from this program. The work along Elbow Drive is being undertaken in phases. Phases 1 and 2 are largely complete, except for the finishing work noted below. Phase 3, which is the reconstruction of the roadbed between Sifton Boulevard and 4 Street S.W., will begin in the spring of 2012 (see reverse).

Updates on the Elbow Drive Reconstruction Project will be posted at calgary.ca/ elbowdrive.

Phase 1 - Elbow Drive between 50 Avenue S.W. and Lansdowne Avenue
• The City of Calgary’s work for Phase 1 of the project is substantially complete. Any other minor repairs that are required will be completed within two to three years. • ATCO Gas has recently identified the need to undertake gas main replacement in this area. Please see their enclosed letter for more information. They will contact those residents who will be directly impacted. For more information, please call ATCO Gas at 403-245-7541. • Please note: The City of Calgary works with external utility companies when major road construction is planned to co-ordinate work at the same time, whenever possible. Utility repairs, replacements, and upgrades are prioritized by each utility owner based on the best information available to them at the time. Despite this coordinated effort, sometimes the nature of underground utilities results in a need to complete utility work independent of road construction. This is another reason why The City of Calgary delays final paving on new road construction projects. (See reverse.)

calgary.ca/elbowdrive | call 3-1-1

Phase 2 - Elbow Drive between Glenmore Trail and 50 Avenue S.W.
• The majority of the work in Phase 2 is now complete. Any remaining landscaping, curb and sidewalk work will be done in the spring/summer of 2012. • is includes relocation of some ENMAX facilities, where necessary, to accommodate the sidewalk construction. Th Various lane closures will be necessary to accommodate this work. Intersections of Elbow Drive and 50 Avenue and Elbow Drive and 58 Avenue S.W. • ork on the southbound section of the intersection of Elbow Drive S.W. at both 50 Avenue and 58 Avenue S.W. has W been completed. • Work on the northbound section of these two intersections will be done in the spring of 2012. • hen construction begins, 50 Avenue S.W. and 58 Avenue S.W. at Elbow Drive will be closed to all traffic for two to W three weeks.

Phase 3 – Sifton Boulevard to 4 Street S.W. (spring/summer 2012)
• econstruction of the roadway between Sifton Boulevard and 4 Street S.W. is in the planning stages and work will begin R in the spring of 2012. • nlike Phases 1 and 2, which involved replacement of most of the infrastructure on Elbow Drive, the work on this section U will focus primarily on reconstruction of the aging pavement structure. • arious upgrades and maintenance projects completed several years ago involved replacement of some sidewalks, curbs, V street lighting, landscaping, etc., which remain in good condition today. Therefore, any such infrastructure that is in good condition will be preserved, wherever possible. Locations that have not had recent replacement, or that are in poor condition, will be addressed. • epending on weather and other circumstances, the project should be complete by the end of the 2012 construction D season. • uring construction, the roadway will be reduced from four lanes to two for a period of between four and six months. D • Communication will take place with the community and commuters before the project starts and during the project.

The last step – a final layer of paving
• lbow Drive will receive a final layer of pavement at the end of the entire project. Final paving cannot begin until the E construction area has had time to settle, usually about two to three years after construction has taken place. • e final paving will smooth out any areas of uneven pavement around utilities and around repair patches, and at the Th construction joints of the different stages. • aving may occur in stages, but should not take more than one month for the whole project. There will still be access to P Elbow Drive; however, it will be reduced to accommodate the paving. Once again, we would like to thank all residents and business owners for your patience and understanding.

For questions about the Elbow Drive Reconstruction Project, please call 3-1-1 or visit calgary.ca/elbowdrive.

For questions about the ATCO Gas Line Replacement, please contact 403-245-7541.

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