CALGARY – With so much public attention focused on the Airport Trail tunnel construction, it’s a project at the other end of the road that has quietly been beset by critical problems and delays.
The $43-million westward extension of Airport Trail (96th Avenue N.E.) from Deerfoot Trail to Harvest Hills Boulevard was supposed to open last September. But the city has flagged quality problems on all four bridges constructed over Canadian Pacific tracks and Nose Creek, and insufficient concrete covering rebar on one bridge is so worrisome that the city and contractor are still determining whether part of that crossing must be demolished and rebuilt to ensure durability and safety.
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