Downtown West - Kerby station is open!
The new Downtown West - Kerby station opened in December. Thank you for your patience during constuction and enjoy the new station just steps away from Kerby Centre.
November 13, 2012 - Update from Chad Geiger - Senior Manager Facilities
As the LRT platform construction is nearing completion, Kerby Centre is hosting a West LRT Information Session for members and nearby residents. The booth will be set up in the Kerby Centre Dining Room on Wednesday November 28, 2012 from 11:30am - 1:30pm. Representatives from Calgary Transit will be available to answer any questions you may have regarding the new West LRT line and the accompanying bus routes.
Also, the official Grand Opening of the Downtown West - Kerby Station (and the West LRT line) will be on Saturday December 8, 2012 at 10:00am. Please feel free to come down to Kerby for the festivities. Calgary Transit will be offering free rides from 11-4pm of the new route.
Regular LRT (fare) service begins on the morning of Monday November 10, 2012.
October 4, 2012 - Update from Chad Geiger - Senior Manager Facilities
In case you haven't heard, there will be no LRT running through the downtown corridor over the Thanksgiving long weekend (Oct 6 @ 2am - Oct 9 am) to complete work with the tie-in to the new West LRT line. The tracks will be closed from the west end at the City Hall platforms to the south end of the Sunnyside station.
A second track closure will happen between Saturday Oct 13 at 2am to the morning of Monday October 15 as well.
Bus service will run as normal along 7 Ave and Shuttle bus B201 will replace the train between the City Hall and Sunnyside stations (visit Calgary Transit website for Shuttle schedule).
September 19, 2012 - Update from Chad Geiger - Senior Manager Facilities
Starting Wednesday September 19, the City of Calgary will be working on repairing concrete on the back alley directly behind Kerby Centre. The work will be taking place over a 10 day period and will only be affecting the back alley entrance from 11st SW.
To enter Kerby Centre East Parking Lot or the turn around area, please use 10st SW. This work will not affect the entrances to the North Parking Lot.
September 11, 2012 - Update from Chad Geiger - Senior Manager Facilities
Click HERE to view the latest 7th Avenue Refurbishment Update from the City of Calgary.
August 22, 2012 - Update from Chad Geiger - Senior Manager Facilities
Permanent closure of the 10st SW LRT station will occur on September 15, 2012 at 2:00am. From that point onwards, the nearest stations to Kerby Centre will be the 7 St and 6 St stations.
The City of Calgary will be providing a free fare shuttle bust to help Kerby Centre visitors and clients get to and from Kerby Centre. This service will continute until the station in front of Kerby Centre is opened (date is currently undetermined).
The shuttle will operate weekdays from 8:30am to 11:30am and from 1:00pm to 3:30pm between the Kerby Centre and 6 St and 7 Ave SW. Frequency for the free fare shuttle will be 15 minutes or less. Calgary Transit will adjust the frequency based on ridership. Please see the Route Map below for more information or contact myself at 403-705-3248 or email@example.com.
August 16, 2012 - Update from Chad Geiger - Senior Manager Facilities
Above please find an updated Kerby Centre Access Map for the new entrance. Please note that all other entrances to Kerby Centre will be closed and used as exits only. For any questions about access or LRT construction, please contact myself at 403-705-3248 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
July 5, 2012 - Update from Chad Geiger - Senior Manager Facilities
The new entrance is COMPLETE! Starting on Monday July 9, 2012, anyone coming to Kerby Centre will be entering through the new addition. Please take a moment to thank the CANA construction workers on your way past for their hard work and dedication to completing this project!
Here is a list of other important updates regarding the LRT construction:
- 11st is now OPEN! As is 10st!
- Week of July 9-13, the main sliding doors will be opened as will the new addition doors. Visitors will be encouraged to get used to using the new entrance.
- Week of July 16-20, the main sliding doors will locked and all access to Kerby Centre will be through the new addition.
- Monday July 16, the sidewalk directly in front of Kerby Centre will be torn out. Shuttle services will run from the North Parking Lot to the east entrance and back. This will last for 4-6 weeks.
If you have any further questions, please contact me at 403-705-3248 or email@example.com . Happy Stampeding!
June 7, 2012 - Update from Chad Geiger - Senior Manager Facilities
If you live close, you would have seen the first LRT car roll past Kerby Centre on the morning of May 13, 2012. The car was not currently powered but will be used to test the electrical lines and signals the entire length down the West LRT line. A tremendous achievement for all, Kerby Centre wishes to congratulate the City of Calgary and Cana Construction on their progress. Please see the picture below.
As most visitors, area residents, clients and staff are aware, 11 st is once again currently closed. This closure is to 'finish' the street, adding in curbs, smoothing sidewalks, and fixing the bumps as you drive over the tracks. The closure should last until the beginning of July, as it will be re-opened for Kerby Centr'e 20th annual Stampede Breakfast on July 13 (of which all of you are welcome to attend!).
Kerby Centre has been informed that the new addition is currently scheduled to be completed (construction) this week. Final inspections, minor deficiencies, and the hand over process is all that is left to occur before it will be used. Attached are a few 'sneek a peek' photos from an earlier walkthrough.
As always, for any questions or concerns, please contact myself at firstname.lastname@example.org or 403-705-3248.
April 20, 2012 - Update from Chad Geiger - Senior Manager Facilities
A large milestone in LRT was reached in April - Phase 1 is complete. Phase 1 consisted of the preparation on and underneath the ground for the trains. Upgrades to all the utilities and laying the tracks has been the result of the last year and a half of work in front of Kerby Centre.
As we move into Phase 2, which is the above ground construction of the platforms, we are excited that most of the vibrations, noise and fumes from heavy machinery is nearing the end. The completion of the dual platforms in front of Kerby is anticipated to be in the fall/winter of 2012.
Click HERE for a project update and architectual drawings of the finished platform from the City of Calgary.
The Kerby Centre addition is nearing completion as well. Slated to open in mid-may 2012, deficiencies are now being corrected. It is a welcomed site for Kerby Centre visitors, volunteers and staff. See the picture below.
Finally, some access updates:
- The Kerby Centre east parking lot will be re-configured for 5-6 weeks. The turn around will be moved further south eliminating 5 handicap stalls. The stalls along the east wall of the building will be temporarily converted to handicap stalls to make up fo the loss. For an access diagram click HERE.
- 11st will once again be closing. On May 1, 10st will permanently open and 11st will once again close.
If you have any questions, please contact myself at 403-705-3248 or email@example.com
March 16, 2012 - Update from Chad Geiger - Senior Manager Facilities
Today, 11st opens for vehicle and pedestrian traffic! This means that Kerby Centre is now accessed from our North parking lot by 11st and there is no need for the shuttle service. Kerby Centre staff, clients and volunteers send our thanks to the City of Calgary and CANA Construction for supplying the shuttle to ease access into the building while 11st was shutdown.
The LRT team has now shifted their focus to 10st and laying tracks. 10st will be closed for approximately 6 weeks while they work across the intersection with 7th ave. Access to Kerby Centre parking lots will remain intact however. We urge all Kerby Centre visitors to access the building via 11st.
Please pick up your editon of the April 2012 Kerby News and look for a more in depth article about LRT construction, the new addition/entrance, and important upcoming road/sidewalk closures.
Pictured below is 7th ave construction looking west from 10st.
February 15, 2012 - Update from Brenda Hill, Acting Senior Manager of Facilities
Beginning today for approximately two weeks, Enmax will be working in the north parking lot in the northwest corner. This will require the use of at least 5 parking stalls. The area will be cordoned off. Please direct any questions or concerns regarding this to me in the temporary absence of Chad Geiger. My number is 403 705-3254.
February 2, 2012 - Update from Chad Geiger, Senior Manager - Facilities
December 16, 2011 - Update from Chad Geiger, Senior Manager - Facilities
Other than battling the weather, progression on the construction of the Kerby Centre addition has been going well. Modifications to the FIT Room (removal of windows) are complete, and the alterations to the Boardroom are to be completed before the New Year. The Kerby Centre Dining Room has also re-opened and is serving hot meals once again.
Access into Kerby will remain the same (through the North sliding doors) until the addition is complete. It is currently expected to be finished in mid-March. Delays caused by a lack of materials are the reason for a later than expected completion date. Access to both Kerby Centre parking lots is still from 10th st. Covered walks are currently being constructed to protect visitors from snowfall and slippery surfaces.
Please contact me at 403-705-3248 or firstname.lastname@example.org for more information or for clarifications on the LRT construction. Happy and safe holidays to all of you!
November 10, 2011 - Update from Chad Geiger, Senior Manager - Facilities
Construction to the interior of Kerby Centre has begun. Currently, alterations to the Boardroom as well as FIT Room are being done to accomodate the new addition and to supply it with power and electricity.
Please be advised that construction workers will be entering and exiting the building regularly to access the two rooms. Any construction work that poses a risk to visitors will NOT be done during regular buisness hours. All safety concerns from Kerby Centre have been consitently met with alternate solutions by the construction crews.
Construction on 7th ave and 11th st in front of Kerby Centre continues as well. Please expect some noise and vibrations irregularly as the ground is prepared to lay track for the C-Train. The intersection is expected to re-open mid-January.
For more information please feel free to contact myself at email@example.com or 403-705-3248. Again, thank you for your continued patience with this project.
October 24, 2011 - Update from Chad Geiger, Senior Manager - Facilities
Please be advised, 10st will be re-opening on October 26, 2011 at 6:00am. This however, means that 11st will be closing also on October 26, 2011 at 9:00am. Both of Kerby's parking lots will be accessible from either 10st or 11st down the back lanes, however drop offs for the East parking lot are encouraged to use 10st access. Click here for the official release from the City of Calgary.
October 4, 2011 - Update from Chad Geiger, Senior Manager - Facilities
To the left is an updated photo of the Kerby addition construction. The new entrance has been scheduled for completion in January, 2012.
Please take note that 11 Street will temporarily be closed once 10 Street is re-opened. 11 Street is expected to be closed for a period of 3-4 months while utilities and track slab are layed below. Exact dates for the closure are unconfirmed but it is expected for mid October. Please check back here for updated information and access plans for Kerby.
Please be re-assured that throughout the construction process, access to both Kerby Centre and it's parking lots will remain open. All programs, services, and events will occur as scheduled. For any information, please contact myself at 403-705-3248.
July 14, 2011 - Update from Chad Geiger, Manager of Facilities
As of July 18, 10th Street at 7th Avenue will be closed. The current date for re-opening is September 9, 2011. See poster for more details 10st Closure
June 10, 2011 - Update from Chad Geiger, Manager of Facilities
11th Street is open and traffic is flowing smoothly. Access to the north parking lot is once again available from both directions of traffic on 10th and 11th Streets. If you have any concerns about the construction, please call me at (403) 705-3248.
May 5, 2011 - Update from Chad Geiger, Manager of Facilities
- 11th Street will be shut down on Friday, May 6, 2011 for approximately one month. Only local traffic will be allowed in the back alley. Everyone will be detoured at 8th Avenue to go to 10th Street. The Kerby north lot will be accessible from 10th Street or from 11th Street via 6th Avenue.
- A new wooden sidewalk has been constructed in front of the building. This will allow the LRT tench to be widened.
- There will be a temporary walkway installed to connect the main Kerby Centre doors with the north parking lot. The parking lot will now be easier to reach. Please keep the parking spots closest to the walkway for people with disabilities.
- Thank you for your patience! Both CANA Construction and Kerby Centre are working hard to minimize the impact on Kerby Centre members. If you encounter any problems, please let us know by calling 403 705-3248.
January 31, 2011 – Update from Chad Geiger, Manager of Facilities
Good news! The north parking lot will stay open! Construction in the north lot is now set for later in the spring. And the majority of the stalls will remain available to members throughout the construction.