ALCOP Resource Recycling also offers Landfill Cleanup Services in Calgary, and now with all the projects going on in the city and with the spring season fast approaching we thought it would be a good idea to update everyone we reach with this post about the ongoing Green Line LRT plan which is anticipated at $90 million, part of a schedule to clean the way for the $4.6-billion Cleanup plan.
Organizations are required to clean and remove approximately 600,000 cubic meters of waste from the sites in Highfield and Ogden where the Shepard Industrial site is located.
The industrial waste, thought to be made up of mainly old construction materials dating back to the 1960s, will be almost entirely removed from the Highfield location. A partial clean up is planned for the former Ogden landfill, just east of 24th St S.E., close to the Calgary Rugby Union fields.
The landfill sites will be partially cleaned up to allow for the new Green Line LRT project. An expected 260,000 cubic meters of waste will be transported to one of the calgary's existing landfills
It is part of a $250-million plan the city has called "Enabling Works" according to a CBS article recently posted. The city says it's pro-active in doing all of the prep work needed for the Green Line before the central contracts are granted. The entirety of the work could take up to three years to be completed before the construction of the LRT line starts in 2020.
The operation will include environmental remediation, utility relocation, land preparation and transit enhancements. There's a lot of things unknown associated with the LRT arrangement, so by clearing the way, that work will be minimized.
It is also known that there was an early review in which the Green Line would merely pass through the Highfield industrial area without the need for a station, but the section has been included with the planned Highfield station and the potential for the city is enormous.
The area will be turned from a toxic zone into a viable portion of future, transit-oriented addition. Once the land is remediated, the area can be redeveloped to provide commercial and possibly residential use. The Green Line, which will run laterally to the existing CN right of way, will also incorporate a multi-use pathway with connections to the Bow River pathway system.
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The City of Calgary says the budget for the Green Line may increase depending on the circumstances attached to the multi-million Enabling Works funding that was granted by the provincial-federal governments.
In reality, nothing has been approved, and the city of Calgary wouldn't want to raise false hopes of there being more money for continuing Stage 1 at this point. Stage 1 of the project covers 20 km of track and 14 stations, including Crescent Heights in the north and Shepard in the south.
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