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Anderson Road S.W. widening

The City is widening Anderson Road S.W. to six lanes between the Southwest Calgary Ring Road (SWCRR) and Elbow Drive S.W. This improvement provides for a better road network by offering an attractive road for people travelling east-west through the area between the SWCRR and city destinations.

Project update

Detailed design for the widening of Anderson Road between Elbow Drive and the SWCRR is currently underway. The design process will continue through the remainder of 2016 and into early 2017, including coordination with utility groups and the Government of Alberta throughout this design process. We’ll continue updating the community and area as the project progresses.

About the project

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

  • Increasing Anderson Road from four to six lanes between the SWCRR and Elbow Drive S.W., coupled with the higher speed limit and fewer intersections compared to other nearby east-west roads, makes a more attractive option for people travelling through the area.
  • Provides a more efficient option for people travelling to and from the SWCRR.
  • Adding extra turning lanes at all the intersections on Anderson Road between the SWCRR and Elbow Drive S.W. will improve the flow of traffic along this route.
  • A noise study to determine if noise walls are required, as guided by The City’s Surface Noise Policy.


The following drawings show the current design of the Anderson Road widening as well as an overall view of the area and how it will integrate to the SWCRR. The design will continue to evolve into 2017 and we’ll update the community and area through the design phase as it develops.

Project timeline

Design: Late 2016 - spring 2017
Construction: Spring 2017 - late 2018
Project completion: Late 2018

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 SWCRR, including construction schedule, design and the history of the project, visit Calgary’s southwest ring road home page.

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If you have questions or comments about this project or the SWCRR please email the project team at: