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Macleod Trail / 194 Avenue S - West Connection

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Project update – November 24, 2017

Construction continues on a new roadway that will connect Macleod Trail to Sheriff King Street in south Calgary.

The new 194 Avenue road will cross over the CPR tracks and Priddis Slough to provide access to communities west of the tracks, including Silverado, and future growth areas in the West Macleod region.

It includes a four-lane divided roadway with multi-use pathways on both sides, a bridge structure over the CPR tracks and future LRT tracks, a wildlife underpass over part of the Priddis Slough wetlands area, and a pedestrian underpass.

Underground utility work around Sheriff King Street and 194 Avenue intersection is now complete. Crews are working on the embankment in the Priddis Slough and the CP Rail overpass. Road works west of the CP tracks will resume in the spring of 2018.

The project includes modifications to the intersection at Macleod Trail and 194 Avenue, and to the intersection at Sheriff King Street.

The roadway is expected to be open to traffic late in 2018 with full completion of the project anticipated for summer 2019.

About the project

City Council has identified the West Macleod Area Structure Plan (ASP) as a priority growth area, anticipating that the area will eventually have a new population of 34,000 people.

The 194 Avenue connection is being built now to have supporting infrastructure in place ahead of new area development.

In order to prepare for the design and construction phase of an interim link, The City updated the Functional Planning Study for the Macleod Trail and 194 Avenue Connection. The project includes:

  • a four-lane divided roadway with multi-use pathways on both sides
  • a bridge structure over the CPR tracks and future LRT tracks
  • a wildlife underpass over part of the Priddis Slough wetlands area
  • a pedestrian underpass
  • some modifications to the intersection at Macleod Trail and 194 Avenue, and to the intersection at Sheriff King Street.

Project timeline

  • Fall 2014 – Summer 2015: Updating of Functional Planning Study
  • February 2015: Public Information Session #1
  • June 2015: Public Information Session #2
  • Winter 2015: Detail design begins
  • March 15, 2017: Public Information Session #3
  • May 2017: Beginning of construction of 194 Avenue Connection
  • Late 2018: Roadway open to traffic
  • Summer 2019: Full completion of project

Project budget

$66.5 million

Communications

Stakeholder communication and engagement has always been an important component of the Macleod Trail/194 Avenue West Connection planning process.

A total of three public information sessions have been held to date related to this project.

Fill out the online form if you have questions or require more information.

Impacts

During the construction phase there will be minor lane restrictions and closures at the intersection of Macleod Trail and 194 Avenue, and when the roadway is connected to Sheriff King Street.

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Animation video of what new roadway will look like