Province hosts series of ring road information sessions
Published Wednesday, October 22, 2014 6:59AM MDT Last Updated Wednesday, October 22, 2014 8:18AM MDT
On Tuesday, residents had a chance to review the plans at an open house at the Cedarbrae Community Centre.
Alberta Transportation is inviting Calgarians to view plans for the southwest ring road and is hosting a series of open houses for the public to get a more detailed idea of what it will look like.
The southwest segment of ring road will run from east of 69 Street SW on Glenmore Trail/Highway 8 south to Macleod Trail (Highway 2A) when it is complete.
The sessions are intended to provide information on interchanges, how close the ring road will be to pre-existing communities and how road access will change in some neighbourhoods.
The province says construction on the route will go ahead as planned in the next two years but it wants to hear concerns before the project gets underway.
"What we might hear is concerns about pathways, issues around noise, concerns about the environment, and we'll listen to what they're saying and if there’s areas that we can make changes we will but if it's an area where we can't change well unfortunately this is the project," said Garry Lamb from Alberta Transportation.
The next public information session will be held Wednesday night at the Lakeview Community Association between 4:30 and 8:00 pm.
The province will hold additional information sessions on:
Tuesday, October 28
British House, 18011 Spruce Meadows Way SW
Wednesday, October 29
South Fish Creek Recreation Association, 500, 333 Shawville Blvd SE
For more information on the Calgary Ring Road, click HERE.