The renewal of St. Julien Road is an important rehabilitation of utilities below ground and significant enhancements above ground.
The work will create disruptions to residents who live on St. Julien Road, employees and visitors to Banff Centre, and hikers using the Tunnel Mountain Trail. However, the short-term disruption, through 2022, will provide immediate benefits and long-term improvements.
Work occurring the week of March 28 – April 3:
- Closure of the parking lot for the Tunnel Mountain Trailhead on St. Julien Road. Although this is Banff Centre property, the institution has provided the parking lot for the construction laydown area through 2022. The lot is partially closed for equipment storage and removed trees. In late April, the lot will be completely closed to the public for storage of equipment, materials, and work crew resources.
- Site preparation for road removal that starts mid-April. St. Julien Road will be closed for the full summer starting in late April. There will be no vehicle access, except residents who live on the road, and there will be planned periods when access to resident’s driveways will be closed. The surveying sticks and road markings will continue in the next few weeks.
Tunnel Mountain Trailhead
When the project is underway, access to the trailhead will be maintained as long as it is safe to do so, but the access route will be changed to Wolverine Street and a brief stretch on St. Julien before crossing over. For some periods of construction this summer, access to the trail will be possible only from Tunnel Mountain Road and the upper trailhead.
Access to the Banff Centre will be maintained on the Ken Madsen path behind the cemetery, for pedestrians, instead of along St. Julien. Vehicle access will be limited to Buffalo Street.
For a full project schedule, please visit banff.ca/StJulienRoad