As of Sunday, October 21, 2012, Métis Trail will have two northbound and two southbound lanes between 64 Avenue N.E. and 80 Avenue N.E. open to traffic. This completes the final lane configuration of the Métis Trail Expansion project.
Permanent signals have now been installed at the intersection of Métis Trail and 80 Avenue N.E.
There is some landscaping work that remains and this will be completed in 2013.
Transportation Infrastructure would like to thank nearby residents and all those who use Métis Trail on a regular basis for their patience and understanding throughout the project.
The northeast quadrant of Calgary is anticipated to be a major growth region over the next few years as new communities continue to be developed in this area. In response to an anticipated increase in traffic demand, The City of Calgary is moving forward with the extension of Métis Trail to establish a new north-south corridor in the northeast. This extension is just one of many major road projects currently underway to improve the ease of transportation in The City of Calgary.
Once this project is completed, residents in the city's northeast will be able to travel on Métis Trail from McKnight Boulevard to Country Hills Boulevard and Stoney Trail.
This project includes the following:
- Twinning Métis Trail between 72 Avenue N.E. and 80 Avenue N.E.
- Constructing two lanes of Métis Trail between 80 Avenue N.E. and 96 Avenue N.E.
- Twinning 80 Avenue N.E. between Métis Trail and 52 Street N.E.
- Constructing a signalized intersection at Métis Trail and 80 Avenue N.E.
- Constructing a storm water pond/wetland near 72 Avenue N.E. and Métis Trail
Please note that this project does not include any construction on the intersection at Métis Trail and 64 Avenue N.E. For more information regarding this intersection, please visit the Northeast LRT Extension webpage.
Construction began in November 2010 and functionally opened to motorists as of October 21, 2012.
Transportation Infrastructure is dedicated to informing and involving citizens and other stakeholders, early on and throughout the process, where decisions affect their lives.
An open house was held in May 2010 to present details about the project and provide citizens with the opportunity to ask questions and provide feedback.
Additionally, Transportation Infrastructure has been working closely with representatives from the surrounding areas of Martindale and Saddle Ridge to keep them informed of this project and to listen and learn about the needs of the local communities.
Transportation Infrastructure is committed to keeping citizens informed about this project, and details will be updated on this site on an ongoing basis.
For more information, please fill out the online form, call 311, or, if calling from outside Calgary, please call 403-268-CITY (2489).