CALGARY – Today, The City of Calgary has reached a milestone making significant progress repairing the original feeder main break near 16 Avenue N.W. and Home Road.

The City concluded the inspection on the remaining 300 metres of pipe and preliminary results indicate no new hotspots have been identified. Work is underway developing an inspection plan for the remainder of the network. More details will be shared as they become available.

“This progress would not be possible without the support of our partners both near and far,” says Capital Priorities and Investment Francois Bouchart. “From sourcing materials across North America to collaborating with leading industry professions, our gratitude goes out to all those stepping up to support Calgary as we recover together.”

San Diego County Water Authority sent Calgary a segment of pipe for its feeder main. Repairing the damaged sections remains our top priority. Initial inspections and site prep work are already underway and construction work on the additional areas identified at risk will start  June 17. Crews will continue working 24 hours a day work but will work to mitigate noise throughout the night for area residents.

ROADS AND MOBILITY

Eastbound lanes of 16 Avenue N.W. where the initial break happened are reopening to traffic today (June 17).

From 16 AV NW from 49 ST NW to Home Road will have the west bound lanes closed. East bound lanes will be opened into a two-way single lane traffic setup.

16 AV NW will be closed in both directions from 46 AV NW and 45 AV NW

16 AV NW will be closed in both directions from 43 ST NW to BOWNESS RD NW

East/West traffic will be detoured onto Bowness Rd. Expect delays.

 

BYLAW AND ENFORCEMENT

To date the City has received 6,214 calls to 311 about this emergency.  Calgarians are encouraged to use the 311 app or Calgary.ca to make your service requests.

The City continues to following up on calls to 311 for water misuse. Since the event began, they have received 1,892 calls, the majority of those have been resolved with 105 cases remaining open.

A fire ban remains in effect for the City of Calgary. They’ve received 334 calls with 19 cases still open.

The City of Calgary thanks affected residents and businesses for their patience and cooperation during this time.

To learn more about interruptions to City services (including pools and arenas), a resource of frequently asked questions and the latest updates, visit Calgary.ca/16avewatermain or contact 311.

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