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Metis Trail N.E. Widening


Project update - May 8, 2018

  • Between May 16-18, we will be partially closing the gravel road adjacent to Metis Trail and 88 Avenue N.E. (Area shown in red below will be removed.)
  • We will be lowering the grades (area shown in blue below) to adjust to the new grades of Metis Trail, but NO direct access to Metis Trail will be provided.
  • Signs and barricades will be put up accordingly and we will be working closely with directly-impacted homeowners to ensure they have the access they require throughout the duration of this project.
  • Underground utility work will occur on the east side of Metis Trail.

Please Note:

  • Access to properties located along the existing gravel road will be exclusively via 84 Ave N.E.
  • There will NO LONGER be access via 88 Ave N.E.
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The City is completing the twinning of Metis Trail N.E. from 80 Avenue to the future Airport Trail. It will reduce travel times and distance for people travelling along the corridor now and in the future.

When the Airport Trail extension is built in the future, travel times and distances for people travelling to the Calgary International Airport will also be reduced.

This project includes the following features:

  • Upgrading Metis Trail N.E. from a 2-lane undivided road to a 4-lane divided arterial roadway between 80 Avenue and the future Airport Trail
  • A pathway along the east side of Metis Trail N.E., between 88 Avenue and the future Airport Trail intersection
  • A new signalized intersection at Metis Trail and 88 Avenue N.E.

This drawing shows an overall view of the area and the features that will be part of the construction work.


$4 million

Project timeline

Design: Spring 2017 - Spring 2018
Construction: Spring 2018 - Fall 2018

  • Construction work is expected to begin in early May.
  • During construction, at least two traffic lanes will be open in each direction.

Road completion: Fall 2018*

*Please note, all construction is weather-dependent. Timelines could change due to weather, underground conditions and/or other unexpected circumstances.