PCL begins Calgary’s Green Line utility relocation

Thursday, May 27, 2021

City of Calgary has named PCL Construction Management Inc. as the construction management contractor for the Green Line utility relocation project. PCL will manage the relocation of city utilities, schedule and coordinate the relocation of third-party utilities for electricity, phone, cable and fibre optic, and other services.

Preconstruction planning will begin this spring with construction starting fall 2021 with a project timeline of two to three years. The city is prioritizing utilities located in parts of Beltline east and downtown Calgary.

The utility relocation project is an important milestone on the Green Line LRT journey, says Green Line general manager Michael Thompson. “This essential advanced work project will make way for the Green Line by relocating shallow and deep embedded utilities in some areas of Beltline east and downtown that will conflict with main construction.”

The Green Line LRT is the largest infrastructure project in Calgary’s history. In total, the Green Line will be 46 kilometres of Light Rail Transit (LRT) from Seton in the southeast to 160 Avenue N. This line will almost double the existing LRT network.

Thompson says the city is committed to supporting business and residents. “The city is undertaking a review of its stakeholders potentially impacted by the project in Beltline east and downtown to ensure they are engaged and informed, and any necessary mitigation is considered. The city is committed to working with businesses and residents in the area and has a team that will be equipped to respond to public concerns, address issues and support timely resolution.”

Since 2017, Green Line has been conducting utility relocations and other enabling works and early works projects along the southeast alignment from Shepard to Ramsay/Inglewood stations.

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