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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 Calgary Ring Road (SWCRR). 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 SWCRR 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 SWCRR is currently underway, including ongoing coordination with utility groups and the Government of Alberta. We expect the design process to continue through the remainder of 2016 and into early 2017. Construction on this project is planned to begin in spring 2017. We’ll continue updating the community and area as the project progresses.

About the project

The 162 Avenue S.W. connection is one of four new road constructions to the future SWCRR. The other three new road constructions for the SWCRR 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 SWCRR.
  • 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 SWCRR. We’ll continue updating the community and area through the design phase as it develops.

Project timeline

Design: Q4 2016 — Q2 2017
Construction: Q2 2017 — Q4 2017
Road opens: Q4 2020

Related projects

Southwest Calgary Ring Road (Government of Alberta’s role)
Southwest Calgary Ring Road (City of Calgary’s role)

Contact

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