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Calgary, Alberta, Canada

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7TH Avenue LRT Refurbishment Phase 2 Weekly Update November 14th

Intersection of 11 Street and 7 Avenue Downtown West Calgary Association; Mewata Armoury; Science Centre

Current Progress

The intersection of 7 Avenue and 11 Street is closed for utility work. This utility work is necessary to upgrade the LRT power supply to meet the future requirements of four car trains. Excavation to be done using large equipment including: hydro-vac trucks, a large backhoe and a backhoe with plate tamper (for compaction). Intermittent noise and vibrations may be expected due to excavation and compaction using backhoe and large plate tamper.

Pedestrian access across 7 Avenue at 11 Street via midblock crossing east of the intersection.

7 Avenue Between 10 Street and 11 Street S.W.

Kerby Centre; Small Parking Lot; West End Apartments; West Pointe Plaza Condos, Provincial Parking Lot; Total Skin Care Centre; Chartwell Technology; Mainstreet Equity; Darsi Enterprises

Current Progress

Construction of Storm Sewer includes concrete encasement with use of concrete pump to place concrete. Compaction of sewer with use of large backhoe and plate tamper. Intermittent noise

and vibrations may be expected due to concrete pumping and compaction of sewer using backhoe and large plate tamper.

Forming of Curbs and Gutters, track slab and bus slab.

Placing of concrete using concrete pumps.

Grading of Avenue in advance of concrete slabs using various types of compaction equipment.

Intermittent noise and vibrations may be expected due to compaction.

Work being completed inside the Kerby Centre including demo and remediation.

7 Avenue Between 10 Street and 9 Street

Athabasca University; Plaza 1000 , Altalink; SNC Lavalin Transmission and Distribution; Marvel College; Calgary Association of Self Help; International House Calgary; Impark Lot 19

Current Progress

Excavation work being done in the North West end of the block to install a fire hydrant.

Intermittent noise may be expected due to excavation for fire hydrant using hydro vac truck.

Placing of concrete over ductbank.

7 Avenue Between 9 Street and 8 Street

Pentland Place Apartments; Dundee Realty; O’Neil Towers; Garden Towers

Current Progress

Excavation on 7 Avenue between 8 Street and 9 Street being done in order to install a duct bank and the poles that support the overhead LRT power lines.

Breaking out of concrete.

Compaction of duct bank trench using backhoe and plate temper, and placing of concrete over ductbank.

Intermittent noise and vibrations may be expected due to hydro vac and breaking out of concrete, and compaction.

LRTGary YoungComment