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Road and lane closures expected as demolition of SW Calgary pedestrian bridge begins

FILE PHOTO: Westbrook overpass installation. (CREDIT: The City of Calgary)

CALGARY (660 NEWS) — A pedestrian bridge in southwest Calgary is set to permanently close this Friday.

The Bow Trail bridge will close at 9 p.m. Dec. 6 with demolition due to begin at that time.

Bow Trail S.W. between 33 St. and 37 St. will be closed until noon on Saturday, Dec. 7 to accommodate the demolition, with traffic in the area being detoured to 17 Avenue. Balsam Drive will also be closed to traffic while work is done to tear done the bridge.

Along with road closures, some lanes will be closed along the stretch of Bow Trail through Saturday, December 7.

“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,” Dwain Babiak, Senior Structural Engineer with The City of Calgary said in a news 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.”

The new bridge is expected to be available to pedestrians on Monday, December 7 with some parts of the east stairs possibly remaining closed until work is completed.

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