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Macleod Trail / 194 Avenue S - West Connection

 

Frequently asked questions Project background

Project update - November 5, 2018

A new roadway connecting Macleod Trail to Sheriff King Street in south Calgary opened to traffic on November 2, 2018. Watch video of the opening event on YouTube.

The new 194 Avenue road crosses over the CPR tracks and Priddis Slough and provides 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.

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

 

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
  • November 2018: Roadway open to traffic
  • Summer 2019: Full completion of project

Project budget

$66.7 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 were held related to this project.

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

Related documents

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Map view

Animation video of what new roadway will look like
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