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Glenmore Trail widening and interchange upgrade

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The City is widening Glenmore Trail to six lanes between 37 Street and Crowchild Trail S.W. and modifying the Glenmore Trail/Crowchild Trail S.W. interchange. These upgrades will provide for a better road network by accommodating changes to traffic volume and patterns that are expected after the opening of the Southwest Ring Road (SWRR).

Project update

The design work for the Glenmore Trail widening and interchange upgrades are scheduled to begin in late 2017, with construction planned to start in 2018 and continuing into 2019. We will coordinate with utility groups and the Government of Alberta throughout the entire design process and will continue updating the community and area as the project progresses.

About the project

The widening of Glenmore Trail to six lanes between 37 Street and Crowchild Trail S.W. will provide better access to and from the SWRR and improvements to the overall transportation network. The upgrade to the Glenmore Trail/Crowchild Trail S.W. interchange will modify the current interchange to manage traffic that’s moving east to north and south to west. 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 Glenmore Trail from four to six lanes between 37 Street and Crowchild Trail S.W. as well as rebuilding this aging section of road.
  • Modify the interchange for short-term improvements to help accommodate opening day traffic volumes.
  • A noise study to determine if noise walls are required, as guided by The City’s Surface Noise Policy.

A City study to update the long-term plans for the Glenmore Trail/Crowchild Trail S.W. interchange will occur in the future.

Design

The following drawing shows an overall view of the area and how it will integrate to the SWRR. We will update this section with designs as they become available and progress.

Project timeline

Design: Late 2017 - spring 2018
Construction: Spring 2018 - late 2019
Road opens: Late 2019

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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