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162 Avenue S.W. connection

The City is constructing the extension and connection of 162 Avenue S.W. within the city limits to the Southwest Ring Road (SWRR). This connection will provide for a better road network by distributing traffic more evenly and will provide an additional option for citizens travelling to and from the area. These connections will also provide easy access to the SWRR for people travelling north and south - another travel option instead of using Macleod Trail.

Project update

Detailed design work of the 162 Avenue S.W. connection to the SWRR is currently underway, including ongoing coordination with utility groups and the Government of Alberta. We expect the design process to continue into early 2017. Construction on this project is planned to begin in summer 2017. We’ll continue updating the community and area as the project progresses.

A four-project Transportation information session, including the 162 Avenue S.W. connection, was held on March 15 at Bishop O’Byrne High School. The meeting provided information and updates about these transportation projects.

About the project

The 162 Avenue S.W. connection is one of four new road constructions to the future SWRR. The other three new road constructions for the SWRR are Westhills Way, 90 Avenue S.W. and Southland Drive. The City is responsible for the design and construction of all four of these new roads because they are located within the city limits. This particular project involves a number of features:

  • Connects 162 Avenue S.W. directly to the SWRR.
  • Provides an additional option for citizens travelling to and from the area.
  • Provides enough space for a bus lane between the future Providence development and the South LRT stations.
  • A noise study to determine if noise walls are required, as guided by The City’s Surface Noise Policy.

After the SWCRR opens and traffic settles into its new pattern, we’ll be monitoring the 162 Avenue S.W./Bridleridge Way intersection, in case further modifications to the intersection is needed.

Design

The following drawings show the current design of the 162 Avenue S.W. connection as well as an overall view of the area and how it will integrate to the SWRR. We’ll continue updating the community and area through the design phase as it develops.

Project timeline

Design: Late 2016 — spring 2017
Construction: Summer 2017 — late 2017
Road opens: Late 2020

Calgary’s Southwest Ring Road

This project is one of several City-led projects to connect Calgary’s road network to the ring road. To learn more about these other projects, as well as information on SWRR, including construction schedule, design and the history of the project, visit Calgary’s Southwest Ring Road home page.

Related projects

Contact

If you have questions or comments about this project or the SWRR please email the project team at: yyc-rr@newsletters.calgary.ca.