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90 Avenue S.W. and Southland Drive connections

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The City is constructing the extension and connection of both 90 Avenue S.W. and Southland Drive within the city limits to the Southwest Ring Road (SWRR). These connections will improve the local road network by distributing traffic more evenly in the area. These connections will also provide easy access to the SWRR for people travelling north and south - another travel option instead of using 14 Street S.W.

Public information sessions

The Province of Alberta (KGL Constructors and Alberta Transportation) is holding two public Information Sessions to update Calgarians on construction activities about the Southwest Ring Road project.

  • February 26, 6 – 9 p.m. 
    Cardel South Rec Centre, 333 Shaughnessy Blvd. S.E.
  • February 27, 6 – 9 p.m. 
    First Church of the Nazarene, 65 Richard Way S.W.

At these events, the City of Calgary will be in attendance to provide information about the various Ring Road connection projects, including the 90 Avenue and Southland Drive extensions.

The City will also be hosting a third Information Session:

  • March 21, 6 – 9 p.m.
    Southland Leisure Centre, 2000 Southland Drive S.W.


Project update

Construction is expected to start in the spring of 2018.

ATCO Gas work along 90 Avenue S.W.

ATCO Gas is working in the area. You can find out more information on the work on  ATCO's Southwest Calgary Connector project web page​ for details.

About the project

The City is responsible for the design and construction of this project because it is located within the city limits. It features a number of benefits:

  • Creating pathway connections under 90 Avenue S.W. and Southland Drive. These well lit underpasses will create a safe and uninterrupted pathway between communities, the current off-leash dog park, as well as South Glenmore and Fish Creek parks.
  • Widening Southland Drive from two to four lanes between Oakmoor Way and Oakfield Drive S.W. to match the rest of the roadway.
  • Installing traffic signals and a pedestrian crossing at the Southland Drive and Oakfield Drive S.W. intersection.
  • Access to the Oakridge off-leash area and pathway system will remain in place with temporary adjustments to accommodate construction.

After the SWRR opens and traffic settles into its new pattern, the City will be monitoring several intersections along 90 Avenue S.W., in case further modifications to the road or intersections are necessary.

Design

The following drawings and images show the design of the 90 Avenue and Southland Drive S.W. connections and the pathway connections, including underpass renderings. This drawing provides an overall view of the area and how it will integrate to the SWRR.

We want your opinion

We want your input to help us decide on a pattern we could use on the surface of the pedestrian underpass entrance walls.

​​Vote for the pattern you like best​​​

Project timeline

Design: Fall 2016 - Fall 2017
Construction: Spring 2018 - Late 2018
Road opening: Late 2021 in conjunction with the completion of the Southwest Ring Road

Public engagement / communications

Public engagement and communications has occurred regularly in relation to this project, going back to the fall of 2014.

The Province of Alberta (KGL Constructors and Alberta Transportation) is holding two public Information Sessions to update Calgarians on construction activities about the Southwest Ring Road project.

  • February 26, 6 – 9 p.m. 
    Cardel South Rec Centre, 333 Shaughnessy Blvd. S.E.
  • February 27, 6 – 9 p.m. 
    First Church of the Nazarene, 65 Richard Way S.W.

At these events, the City of Calgary will be in attendance to provide information about the various Ring Road connection projects, including the 90 Avenue and Southland Drive extensions.

The City will also be hosting a third Information Session:

  • March 21, 6 – 9 p.m.
    Southland Leisure Centre, 2000 Southland Drive S.W.

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.

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