Mission Bridge Rehabilitation Construction Overview – Spring/Summer 2024

Project Overview

Mission Bridge, located at the south end of the Mission District at the intersection of Elbow Drive and 4 Street S.W., connects the neighborhoods of Roxboro and Rideau Park. The narrow, three-lane bridge was opened to traffic in 1915 and consists of four concrete arches spanning over the Elbow River. Mission Bridge last underwent a majorrehabilitation in 1987 and is now in need of upgrading. We are planning this rehabilitation to start in May 2024 in hopes of extending the life of the bridge and making it more user-friendly for all modes of transportation.

The main objectives of the project are to extend the service life of the bridge by 35 years, and to improve the overall mobility for pedestrians, cyclists and motorists.

2024 Construction Schedule

  • Construction activities are dependent on several factors. Timelines may change due to inclement weather, complexity, supply chain and/or other unexpected circumstances.
  • Some early works have already been completed including traffic signals work and tree removal; environmental restoration is planned once the project reaches substantial completion.
  • Beginning on May 13, there will be a lane reduction on Mission Bridge. The lane on the west side of the bridge will be closed; two-way traffic will be able to continue across the bridge during this stage as the east side lanes will be detoured for north and southbound motorists. Cyclists will need to share the road during this closure with motorists. People travelling through the area are asked to follow posted detour signage for their safety and that of construction crews.
  • Access for cyclists, pedestrians and other mobility types besides vehicles will be maintained – you can continue to walk, wheel and ride across the bridge.
  • Further lane closures are planned for the bridge over the summer but will not happen until after Stampede 2024.
  • A full bridge closure is planned for mid-fall 2024 with access to cross the bridge. There will be some sidewalkreductions and wheeling users are likely to have to dismount when crossing the bridge.
  • For project updates, subscribe to our Mission Bridge Rehabilitation newsletter. Simply visit our project page to sign up.
  • You can find project updates on the project page at www.calgary.ca/missionbridgerehab

More detailed project information will be shared when construction moves to the next phase. We thank youfor your patience and understanding as we work to complete these important infrastructure and community improvement projects.

Project Information or Questions

Please call 311 with additional questions or concerns or visit:

Mission Bridge Rehabilitation Project website: www.calgary.ca/missionbridgerehab

Calgary Traffic Report and Road Closures website: Calgary traffic report and road closures