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Glenmore construction almost complete
Published Wednesday, September 10, 2008 4:58PM MDT
Construction on one of the most frustrating routes to drive in Calgary is almost complete.
For nearly three years, rotating lane closures and bumper-to-bumper traffic has been the norm for drivers who use Glenmore Trail.
Construction on the causeway between Crowchild Trail and 14 Street, S.W., started in 2005.
The upgrades cost nearly $170-million and include a new pedestrian bridge and additional lanes.
But things will get a lot worse before they get better.
Between now and September 17th, major delays can be expected along Glenmore Trail.
From 7 p.m. Wednesday until 6 a.m. Thursday, eastbound Glenmore will be completely closed at 14 Street. Traffic will be detoured while paving crews are at work.
From 10 p.m. Wednesday until 5 a.m. Thursday, westbound Glenmore will be reduced to one lane between 14 Street and Crowchild Trail for paving.
The entire Glenmore causeway upgrade is expected to be completed in early October.
For current information about the closures, click on the City of Calgary link above.