Update to Ramsay & Inglewood on Green Line construction and and more…

July 17th, 2020 by rca_admin Leave a reply »

July edition of the Inglewood/Ramsay newsletter.

As there is currently different construction projects happening in the two communities there are construction updates in this newsletter on:

  • Green Line construction
  • Inglewood Sanitary Trunk
  • Inglewood Sanctuary and Nature Centre

There is also an interesting story on how a new fence is coming to Mills Park in commemoration of the old 9 Avenue S.E. bridge and starting on Monday residents will have opportunity to participate online in an engagement opportunity for Jack Long Park that is on schedule to open this fall 2020. Finally, there is some information about the new e-scooter parking zones now in Inglewood and update on the overall Green Line project.

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Inglewood/Ramsay City Projects Update –

July 2020

See below for important updates on upcoming construction and projects in the Inglewood and Ramsay communities.

Green Line – Construction Update

Work to relocate ENMAX and Shaw utilities to prepare the way for the Green Line on 11 Street S.E. between 20 Avenue S.E. and 21 Avenue S.E. continues. The ground conditions in the area have created some delays and the truck detour for Sofina Foods (use to be known as Lillydale) is now expected to end on July 28. Work in the area will continue as Shaw begins preparations to move utilities. ATCO is also relocating a gas line in this area (the crossing of Canadian Pacific Rail at 20 Avenue S.E.). This is expected to be completed by the end of July. There is currently a temporary on-street parking zone on 11 Street S.E. to accommodate parking for area businesses which will be removed upon completion of ATCO construction.

Starting on Aug. 3, Canadian Pacific (CP) will be working to relocate railway track behind the Ramsay Design Centre to make way for the future Green Line track. Work includes relocating current railway track, and removal of abandoned track along the west side of the Wye. Work will also include the installation of new fencing along the CP property line with adjacent lands. This work is expected to continue for 12-16 weeks. For more information, please visit calgary.ca/greenline.

Jack Long Park – Public Engagement Opportunity from July 20 to Aug. 4

Construction is well underway to redevelop Jack Long Park into a new cultural hub for the community. Before the park is scheduled to reopen this fall, we are looking for input from local community members on one of the park’s design features – new custom bike racks. Citizens are encouraged to visit engage.calgary.ca/jack-long-park (when website is live starting on Monday, July 20) to provide their input on three different bike rack designs.The engagement opportunity is open for input from July 20 to Aug. 4. To select the final bike rack design, The City will take into consideration the feedback obtained from this public engagement, balanced with City policies, bylaws, and priorities. The preferred design, along with a What We Heard, What We Did Report will be shared with the public in the fall of this year at engage.calgary.ca/jack-long-park.

Background

Construction to redevelop Jack Long Park began in October 2018 and was briefly suspended in the summer of 2019 with the discovery of historic artifacts within the site. An archeological assessment of the site was completed in the fall of 2019, and construction resumed in spring 2020. The updated park will offer a new recreational space for families and youth, with a natural play area, picnic tables and a large family style harvest table and chairs, among other amenities. See an artist rendering below of what the park will look like when it opens to the public. For more information, please visit  calgary.ca/jacklongpark.

Mills Park – Project Update

New fence coming to Mills Park in commemoration of old 9 Avenue S.E. bridge

We have salvaged some rustic pedestrian railings from the old 9 Avenue S.E. bridge and upcycled them into a fence for the newly designed and opened Mills Park in Inglewood. The railings were lovingly cleaned, repaired and sandblasted before receiving a new coat of paint and arriving back in Inglewood at their new home.

Construction on the new 9 Avenue S.E. bridge continues and is scheduled to open in fall 2020. Visit Calgary.ca/9avebridge to learn other ways The City plans to commemorate the old 9 Avenue S.E. bridge. For more information on Mills Park, please visit calgary.ca/millspark.

 

 

 

Inglewood Sanitary Trunk – Project UpdateThe Inglewood Sanitary Trunk project will continue to work at 8 Avenue and 9 Street S.E. until the end of August to connect the new sanitary pipes to the existing Inner-City Trunk. This intersection will remain closed during this time.

In addition, we have been installing manholes at the shafts located along 11 Street S.E. and at the end of 9 Street S.E. and Adelaide Street S.E. Final site restoration and landscaping will follow once this work is completed.

Thank you to the residents of Inglewood and Ramsay for your patience and understanding while we complete this important upgrade to the sanitary system. For more information, please visit calgary.ca/IST.

Green Line – Project Update

Following the Request for Qualification (RFQ) process completed in 2019, a shortlist of qualified bidders was selected to proceed to the Request for Proposal (RFP) stage. On July 24, 2020, Green Line will be releasing the RFP for Segment 1 of the Green Line LRT.

Segment 1 includes Ramsay / Inglewood to Shepard (126 Avenue S.E.) and a Maintenance and Storage Facility. Construction is expected to begin in 2021. For more information, please visit calgary.ca/greenline.

Inglewood Bird Sanctuary and Nature Centre – Construction Update

All pathways in The Inglewood Bird Sanctuary are currently open. However, the Nature Centre, the building on site that houses the washrooms, interpretive displays and drinking fountains, is currently closed for renovations. Construction on the Nature Centre is anticipated to be finished in fall 2020. Information on when the Nature Centre will be open, will be announced on Inglewood Bird Sanctuary.

 

 

New E-Scooter Parking in Inglewood for Scooter Riders

With more people using shared electric scooters (e-scooters), we are now testing ways to mitigate public safety concerns while still offering mobility options for Calgarians. Something new you will notice now in Inglewood are painted parking areas intended to be used as a go-to place to find an e-scooter or to end your ride. These areas are called Share & Go Parking zones.

 

The zones are painted in some areas of the sidewalk (photo below) and pathways. You can find the zones in Inglewood located at the Elbow River Traverse, 8 Avenue S.E. and 12 Street S.E., as well as, the 12 Street S.E. bridge. The cost to install the new zones was funded by the permit fees paid by the e-scooter companies and the zones were painted without removing any public parking spots.

Watch this video to learn how easy it is to park your shared e-scooter in the new zones. For more information, please visit calgary.ca/scootershare.

 

 

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