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The City of Calgary is upgrading downtown underpasses. Learn more about the project happening on the 1st Street and 8th Street SW underpasses.

Downtown Calgary is connected to the Beltline in the south by several underpasses that run underneath the CP tracks between 9th and 10th avenue. These underpasses are either in the planning stages or are currently under construction. The scheduled enhancements are a part of the City of Calgary's goal to create a walkable city and increase mobility, safety for pedestrians to enjoy while coming into the downtown core.

The following underpasses will be enhanced: 1st Street SW, 4th Street SW, 5th Street SW and 8th Street SW.

1st Street SW and 8th Street SW are currently under construction. Expect delays and detours.

1st Street SW Underpass Enhancement

From the City of Calgary:

Construction is now complete on the west side of the 1 Street S.W. Underpass Enhancement project.

The east side pedestrian walkway is now closed between 9 Avenue and 10 Avenue until the enhancements on that side are completed. During this time, pedestrians will be detoured to the newly enhanced west side walkway. One lane of northbound vehicle traffic will also be closed during construction on the east side.

Completion of the east side of the underpass is anticipated for fall 2015.

For more information see: Calgary.ca/1stunderpass

8th Street SW Underpass Enhancement

From the City of Calgary:

Construction will begin July 15 on enhancements to the 8 Street S.W. underpass located between 8 Avenue and 10 Avenue to provide greater safety and comfort for users of underpass pedestrian walkways.

This project will result in some underpass pedestrian and road restrictions and closures.

For more information see: Calgary.ca/8stunderpass


For more information on the Underpass Enhancement Project Visit: Centre City Underpass Enhancement Project