Provide your input

The City is doing several construction projects, called Enabling Works, to get ready for the Green Line LRT.

One of these projects proposes closing the 69 Avenue S.E. crossing at CP, widening 78 Avenue S.E. to three lanes (east of Ogden Road), and building an underpass to connect 78 Avenue S.E. under the CP and future Green Line LRT tracks to Ogden Dale Road 78 Ave S.E. would then become a designated truck route.

We are hosting two events as well as collecting input online. You can provide your feedback at the bottom of this page.


Project highlights

  • 69 Avenue S.E. crossing of CP proposed to close to accommodate future CP operations
  • 78 Avenue S.E. would become new connection between Ogden Road and Ogden Dale Road
  • Truck route would be redirected to 78 Avenue S.E. by way of Glenmore Trail to limit trucks moving through the heart of the community
  • 78 Avenue S.E. would be widened to three lanes by 2020 and widened later (~2040) to four lanes
  • New signals would be placed at the intersection of Ogden Road and 78 Avenue S.E.
  • A new underpass on 78 Avenue S.E. under the CP and Green Line LRT tracks would accommodate traffic

Provide your input.

This is the first phase of public engagement. The project team will consider your input in evaluating the project and will look for opportunities to incorporate it. If things have been suggested that we are unable to do, we will explain why in our report back.

We will return to the community in early 2018 for a second round of engagement. Click here to see an image outlining the public engagement process.


Do you have any fears about this project? What makes you nervous?

Try to limit it to one thought per note. You can submit as many notes as you like.


Why are we asking you about "fears"?

"Fears" will help us to identify peoples' top concerns. The project team will review that input to see how they could address those issues in their design if the project proceeds. In early 2018, we will return to discuss your fears in more detail and look for ways to address them.

6 December, 2017

Vernon23 says:

“Removing a lane from heavy users for light users. It caused major issues on 11th. It didn't work there. You will drive all business out.”

24 November, 2017

Fritz says:

“ biggest fear is that with this 78 Ave underpass and widening we invite more heavy traffic into the community trucks should not be allowed”

23 November, 2017

Trevor. says:

“Ogden Road south of 69th already designated as no trucks, this will only increase traffic into the heart of our community.”

23 November, 2017

Trevor. says:

“Heavy trucks added to an intersection already busy with major buss routes (CT and school), pedestrians and commuters, is this safe?”

What do you hope will happen as a result of this project?

Try to limit it to one thought per note. You can submit as many notes as you like.


Why are we asking you about "hopes"?

"Hopes" will help us understand your ideas for how this project could maximize public benefit and be the best it could be. The project team will review that input to see if some of those hopes can be addressed through their design if the project proceeds. In early 2018, we will return to discuss your hopes in more detail and look for ways to address them.

6 December, 2017

Vernon23 says:

“Removing a lane from heavy users for light users. It caused major issues on 11th. It didn't work there. You will drive all business out.”

24 November, 2017

Fritz says:

“ biggest fear is that with this 78 Ave underpass and widening we invite more heavy traffic into the community trucks should not be allowed”

23 November, 2017

Trevor. says:

“Ogden Road south of 69th already designated as no trucks, this will only increase traffic into the heart of our community.”

23 November, 2017

Trevor. says:

“Heavy trucks added to an intersection already busy with major buss routes (CT and school), pedestrians and commuters, is this safe?”

Background Information

What are "Enabling Works"?

In December 2016, the Federal and Provincial Government committed more than $250 million to fund a series of Enabling Works for the Green Line LRT.

Projects such as utility relocations, land preparation, environmental remediation and transit improvements typically require long lead times ample resources. Proactively completing these projects in advance of major Green Line construction will help manage project timelines and risks, and will allow future Green Line construction to occur more efficiently.

Types of Enabling Works projects include: land preparation, heavy rail projects, transit improvements, environmental remediation, and utility relocations.


What is the Green Line LRT?

The Green Line is Calgary’s next light rail transit (LRT) line, and one of the highest public transit infrastructure priorities for the city. The Green Line is designed to be both a transit system and a platform for development and City Shaping; it will provide efficient service and connections to destinations throughout the city, and areas where people can live affordably with access to amenities, services and sustainable mobility options.

The Green Line will be an important piece of Calgary's transit network, adding 46 kilometres of track to the existing 59 kilometre LRT system.

End-to-end, it will connect communities between Keystone and Seton to downtown and various other destinations along the way. Once the full alignment is built, the line will carry an estimated 240,000 trips per day.

The Green Line will provide direct connections to the new South Health Campus, new recreation centres, major employment centres, the new $168 million National Music Centre, the new $245 million Central Library, Stampede Park, and several business revitalization zones. The Green Line will also integrate with future rail connection to the Calgary International Airport, which is in the midst of a $2 billion expansion.


Stage 1 construction

On June 26, 2017, City Council approved the full vision for the Green Line LRT, including the full 46 km route from 160 Avenue N to Seton and 28 stations. Construction on the first 20 km is anticipated to begin in 2020, and will extend from 16 Avenue N (Crescent Heights) to 126 Avenue SE (Shepard). This first stage of construction is expected to be complete by 2026. Once the first stage is complete, the line will be expanded incrementally to the north and southeast as additional funds become available.