Stampede LRT station revamp will allow 17th Avenue to extend into park

Stampede LRT station revamp will allow 17th Avenue to extend into park

Stampede LRT station revamp will allow 17th Avenue to extend into park Work gets underway, periodic lane closures on Macleod Trail expected Construction got underway Thursday on a major overhaul of the Victoria Park/Stampede LRT station that includes knocking down the elevated portion to bring passenger access to street level. The project will also result in 17th Avenue being extended eastward into Stampede Park at a level crossing of the tracks. Between now and October, crews will remove the staircases to the existing station along Macleod Trail and from Stampede Park, according to a release from the Calgary Municipal Land Corporation (CMLC), which is managing the project. Accessible street-level pedestrian crossings at Macleod Trail to the station and street-level access across the LRT tracks into Stampede Park will be added. A temporary LRT station and platform will be built to allow transit riders to continue to board the train at Victoria Park/Stampede while construction is underway. Opening the park to 17th Avenue is happening at the same time as a major extension of the BMO Centre gets underway, with that …
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