Province releases plans for southwest and west legs of ring road
Published Wednesday, June 18, 2014 12:45PM MDT Last Updated Wednesday, June 18, 2014 12:46PM MDT
Alberta Transportation's plans for Stoney Trail near 37 St. S.W., Sarcee Trail, and Glenmore Trail (Alberta Transportation)
Alberta Transportation has announced its plans for the final 31 kilometre stretch of Stoney Trail which will connect the TransCanada Highway with Highway 2A (Macleod Trail) in Calgary’s southwest.
Construction of the final segment of Calgary’s ring road will be tackled as two separate projects with an overlapping timeline:
- West Calgary Ring Road (TransCanada Highway to Glenmore Trail/Highway 8)
- Southwest Calgary Ring Road (Glenmore Trail/Highway 8 to Macleod Trail)
Plans for the west and southwest section of the road include a combined:
- 66 bridges (including bridges spanning the Bow River, Elbow River and Fish Creek)
- 20 interchanges
- Two underpasses (including a rail underpass)
- 31 kilometres of divided highway (six or eight lanes)
- 10 kilometres of connector road upgrades
Construction of the southwest and west legs of the ring road is expected to begin following the request for contractor proposals, the awarding of a contract, and the Treasury Board’s approval of the project.
"The people of Calgary and Alberta can be reassured that we are continuing our planning for this much-anticipated section of the Calgary ring road," said Wayne Dysdale, Minister of Transportation. "While we are still a long way from putting shovels in the ground, we are committed to providing residents with the most up-to-date information on what the road is going to look like.”
For more information on the Calgary Ring Road, including drawings of all planned interchanges, visit Alberta Transportation.
As per the land transfer agreement with the Tsuu T'ina Nation, the southwest section of the ring road must be completed within seven years from the transferring of land from the First Nation to the province.