City officials were in Bowness on Monday night, holding an information meeting about a new sewer line planned for the neighbourhood in northwest Calgary.

Staff say the Bowness Sanitary Trunk would run from 13 Ave., across the Bow River, along 16 Ave., and along the CP Rail line to 48 Ave. N.W.

The meeting on Monday night was to answer any questions from residents about the plan.

The 3,000 metre line, made of concrete, would cost somewhere in the range of $50M to build.

Without the new line, there may need to be a cap on development in Bowness.

Staff say they fielded all sorts of questions during the meeting.

“It’s all kinds of questions: ‘what impact will there be on my neighbourhood, how long my street will be closed, why are we doing this project?’,” says Gregory Kozhushner with the City of Calgary Water Resources. “Technical questions and completely reasonable questions, ‘will it be in front of my house, can I park a car?’”

If council approves the project, construction is expected to be complete in 2017.

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