Work on the Westbrook Pedestrian Overpass is finally nearing completion — though that means one more weekend of extra traffic on Bow Trail SW.
A release from the City of Calgary states that the roadway will be closed between 33rd and 37th Streets SW this Friday evening for the scheduled demolition of the old pedestrian bridge.
The closure is expected to span from 9 pm on Friday, December 6 to noon on Saturday, December 7.
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Lane closures will also be in effect for the area until 5 pm on Saturday, though traffic will be able to get through from noon to 5 pm that day.
“This work will create construction noise and dust in the area and is expected to result in travel delays on local roads – please plan accordingly,” said Dwain Babiak, Senior Structural Engineer with the City of Calgary, in the release.
“Pedestrians using pathways in the area should follow marked detours and be aware of construction activities and the movement of construction equipment and trucks during performance of the work.”
Balsam Drive will also be closed to traffic from 9 pm Friday to noon Saturday, and there will be further traffic restrictions on Monday, December 9 and Tuesday, December 10 due to additional demolition work on the east ramp, according to the release.
The new Westbrook Pedestrian Overpass will be officially opened to public before 7 am on Monday, December 9, though some parts of the bridge may remain closed by that time until final work is completed.
“We thank residents in the area, and commuters travelling through the area for their patience and understanding during this phase of construction,” the release states.
It is also noted that the work is weather dependent and that updates are being shared on the City of Calgary’s website.