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Anderson Road S.W. widening

Project update - August 1, 2018

Closures/Detours

An upcoming closure will see traffic movements restricted through the Anderson Road / 14 Street S.W. intersection from Aug. 3 - 7 to allow for pavement structure upgrades. From 7:00 p.m. Aug. 3 to 5:00 a.m Aug. 7, the following restrictions will be in place:

  • South and North Thru lanes on 14 Street will be Closed at Anderson Road
  • No Left Turns will be permitted from 14 Street on to Anderson Road
  • No Left Turns will be permitted from Anderson Road on to 14 Street
  • East and West Thru Lanes on Anderson Road will remain open
  • All Right Turns at the intersection will remain in place

The City implemented a traffic pattern change earlier in July for the intersection of Anderson Road and 14 Street S.W. This change is required to accommodate the next phase of road resurfacing works.

  • All traffic movements are accommodated with this detour.
  • The number of active travel lanes along Anderson Road and 14 Street is not affected; the only change is the alignment of traffic lanes.
 

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About the project

This project is one of several City-led projects to connect Calgary’s road network to the ring road and will accommodate changes to traffic volume and patterns that are expected after the opening of the Southwest Ring Road (SWRR).

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

  • Increasing Anderson Road from four to six lanes between the SWRR and Elbow Drive S.W. This, coupled with the higher speed limit of 80 km/hr and fewer intersections compared to other nearby east-west roads, makes it a more attractive option for people traveling through the area.
  • Adding extra turning lanes at all the intersections on Anderson Road between the SWRR and Elbow Drive S.W. will improve the flow of traffic along this route.
  • A noise study was conducted and determined that several locations along Anderson Road within the project area require noise barriers, as guided by The City's Surface Noise Policy. Information on the location and types of noise barriers are shown here.

Project timeline

The following construction activities are underway and will continue throughout 2018:

  • Construction between Elbow Drive and 14 Street; anticipated completion - 2018
  • Construction between 24 Street and Transportation Utilities Corridor; anticipated completion - 2018
  • Construction between 14 Street and 24 Street; anticipated completion - 2019
  • Construction of noise barriers; anticipated completion in late 2018

Anticipated final completion - end of 2019.

Calgary's Southwest Ring Road

The City is responsible for the design and construction of the projects connecting Calgary’s road network to the ring road because they are located within city limits. This drawing shows an overall view of the area and how it will integrate to the SWRR.

To learn more about the SWRR, including construction schedule, design and the history of the project, visit Calgary's Southwest Ring Road home page.

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