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162 Avenue and MacLeod Trail Interchange Public Art

The City of Calgary Public Art Program and Transportation Infrastructure are excited to announce that we have hired artist Vicki Scuri to incorporate public art into Macleod Trail and 162 Avenue South, which hosts the first Diverging Diamond Interchange built in Canada. The Diverging Diamond Interchange has significant benefits for active modes of transit, and all road users, particularly related to the timing of traffic signals which allows for more effective traffic flow through the interchange.

The artist’s concept is inspired by the perception of motion as it will be experienced by pedestrians, drivers and cyclists moving through the site at various speeds. Vicki has developed a pattern language of overlapping curves suggested by the diverging diamond. The undulating curves are reminiscent of the rippling currents of the nearby Fish Creek and Bow River, promoting a perceptual experience of motion and place.

The interchange at Macleod Trail and 162 Avenue South is an integral part of The City of Calgary’s transportation network acting as an artistic community gateway, linking neighbourhoods on both sides of Macleod Trail, enhancing mobility for all users, and providing free-flow entry into the city from the provincial highway network.

​Public Art Budget ​$70,000.00
​Year Approved ​2015
​Artist ​Vicki Scuri
​Expected Completion ​Fall 2017