Here are the road closures to expect this long weekend in Calgary

Aug 1 2019, 11:45 pm

Long weekends mean time spent with friends and family, an extra day off, and, unfortunately, some serious road congestion.

If you’re planning on taking a short road trip this weekend, plan ahead. Some roads will be closed for construction and events that will be happening over the Heritage Day weekend.

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Here are some roads that will be closed, according to a release from the City of Calgary:

Southwest closures

Glenmore Trail

  • August 3 to August 4 (7 am to 7 pm): One eastbound lane between 37 Street and Crowchild Trail will be closed. Major delays expected in the eastbound direction on Glenmore Trail

Alternatives:

  • North-south routes: Elbow Drive; Macleod Trail; and Deerfoot Trail
  • East-west routes: Glenmore Trail; east of Crowchild Trail; Heritage Drive; Anderson Road

Crowchild Trail fly-over

  • 9 pm on August 2 to 5 am on August 6: Crowchild Trail fly-over to eastbound Glenmore Trail from southbound Crowchild Trail will be reduced to one lane. Major delays expected in southbound direction on Crowchild Trail

Alternative:

  • North-south routes: Elbow Drive; Macleod Trail; and Deerfoot Trail
  • East-west routes: Glenmore Trail; east of Crowchild Trail; Heritage Drive; Anderson Road

14 Street SW

  • August 3 to August 5 (7 am to 7 pm), and August 6 to August 7 (9 am to 7 pm, non-peak direction): Two lanes will be open on northbound 14 Street SW between Heritage Drive and 75 Avenue  SW
  • 9 pm on August 2 to 5 am on August 3 : Multiple lanes closed on 14 Street SW between 90 Avenue SW and Heritage Drive. All traffic will be shifted to the west side of 14 Street

Macleod Trail ramp

  • 9 pm on August 1 to 5 am on August 2: ramp closure on southbound Macleod Trail to Shawville Boulevard SW

Crowchild Trail access from 54 Avenue SW

  • August 2 (10 am to 2 pm) and August 3 (8 am to noon): Access to Crowchild Trail from westbound 54 Avenue SW will be closed. Traffic will be detoured to 50 Avenue SW via 21 Street SW

77 Street SW

  • 9:30 am on August 2 to 5 am on August 5: Road closed on 77 Street at Spring Valley View SW. Use alternative routes provided.

11 Avenue SW

  • August 3 (7 am to noon): Reduced lanes on 11 Avenue SW between 12 Street and 13 Street SW

Northwest/southwest closures

Crowchild Trail upgrades

August 2 to August 3

  • 9 am to 3 pm: Single lane closure along northbound Crowchild Trail to westbound 5 Avenue NW
  • 9 am to 3 pm: Single lane closure along eastbound Memorial Drive/Parkdale Boulevard and a single lane closure along eastbound Bow Trail
  • 10 pm on August 2 to 8 am on August 3: Full closure of eastbound Memorial Drive/Parkdale Boulevard to southbound Crowchild Trail ramp
  • 10 pm on August 2 to 5 am on August 3: Full closure of southbound Crowchild Trail to 12 Avenue SW east (via 10 Avenue SW) ramp

August 3 (7 am to 3 pm)

  • Single lane closure along northbound Crowchild Trail to westbound 5 Avenue NW

August 6 to September

  • Single lane daytime closures along Crowchild Trail (on either side of the Crowchild and Kensington intersection)
  • Single lane closures along Kensington Road (on either side of the Crowchild and Kensington intersection)

Nightly (9 pm to 5 am)

  • Single and double lane closures along northbound and southbound Crowchild Trail (between Bow Trail and 5 Avenue NW)
  • Single lane closures along 10 Avenue SW (under Crowchild Trail)
  • Single and double lane closures along eastbound Bow Trail (over Crowchild Trail)
  • Increase in activity at intersection of Bow Trail and 10 Avenue SW, and intersection of Crowchild Trail and 5 Avenue NW

Northeast closures

Memorial Drive NE

  • 6 am on August 3 to 5 am on August 6: Reduced lanes and two-way traffic on south side of Memorial Drive NE between 36 Street and 44 Street NE

Southeast closures

Macleod Trail

  • 8 pm on August 2 to 5 am August 6: Macleod Trail SE will be reduced to one northbound lane between 17 Avenue and 14 Avenue SE with access to 17 Avenue SW
  • Motorists advised to use alternative routes

162 Avenue SE interchange

  • 9 pm on August 3 to 5 am August 4 : Interchange closed

4 Avenue SE

  • 6 am on August 3 to 5 am on August 5: Reduced lanes on 4 Avenue SE at MacLeod Trail
  • Motorists should expect delays

Special event road closures

Chasing Summer-August 3 to 5 (11 am to 1 am)

  • Barlow Trail closed between Memorial Drive SE and 17 Avenue SE between 11 am and 1 am daily
  • Right lane of the exit ramp from eastbound Memorial Drive SE to Barlow Trail SE will be closed between 11 am to 8 pm daily
  • Exit ramp will be closed to all traffic except taxis between 8 pm to 1 am daily
  • Speeds on westbound Memorial Drive SE will be restricted to 60 km/h during the event

Inglewood Sunfest-August 3 (6 am to 8 pm)

  • 9 Avenue SE will be closed from 11 Street to 14 Street SE
  • 12 Street and 13 Street SE will be closed north and south of 9 Avenue SE with local traffic only
  • Motorists advised to drive with caution, watch for pedestrians and avoid area by using alternative routes

Tour de Bowness Hill Climb-August 4 (8 am to 2 pm)

  • Mackay Road NW will be reduced to single lanes northbound and southbound
  • Motorists advised to drive with caution, watch for pedestrians and avoid area by using alternative routes

Bow Cycle Tour de Bowness and Street Festival-August 5 (5 am to 5 pm)

  • Bowness Road NW will be closed between 62 Street and 66 Avenue NW
  • Bowwood Drive NW will be closed between 63 Street and 66 Avenue NW
  • 36 Avenue NW will be closed at Bow Anne Road NW
  • 63 Avenue NW will be closed between Bowness Road and Bow Crescent NW
  • 64 Street will be closed between Bowness Road and Bow Crescent NW
  • 65 Street NW will be closed between Bowness Road and Bow Crescent NW
  • Motorists advised to drive with caution, watch for pedestrians and avoid area by using alternative routes

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Drive safe out there, Calgary!