Upcoming Water Feeder-main Installation – 126th Ave SE and 52nd St SE.

The City of Calgary, Water Services has an upcoming utility project in your area.  This project is a continuation of the work completed last year.  Over the next several months, The City will be improving the water supply system by installing a new water feeder-main pipe. This project is entitled the East McKenzie Feeder-main Project and the work will occur between late April and July 2013. The work area will include the eastern portion of 126th Avenue SE and will cross 52nd Street SE.  The attached map outlines the work area.

The purpose of the East McKenzie Feeder-main Project is to reinforce the existing water infrastructure in the southeast and provide additional supply to the commercial businesses in the area of 130th Avenue SE, and the residential neighborhoods of New Brighton, Copperfield, Mahogany, and Auburn Bay. In addition, this infrastructure will support future growth in the southeast quadrant of the City.

The construction of the project will result in the following:

·        There will be a detour on 52ndstreet. However, traffic movement on 52nd street will be  maintained, with one lane for each direction.

·        126th avenue will not be accessible, from 52nd street SE. Residents may access 126thavenue via 130th avenue and 48th street SE. Detour signs will be posted.

·        We do not anticipate any interruptions to water or sanitary services.

All adjacent businesses will be provided with notices of where/when the work will take place and whether a service disruption is forthcoming. Construction is anticipated to begin in late April and continue through late July 2013.