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Metis Trail N.E. Twinning


Project update - August 3, 2018

  • Northbound Metis Trail detour​: Northbound traffic will be shifted to the west side of Metis Trail, just north of 80 Avenue N.E.
  • This detour is required to accommodate construction work and will be in place until work on the existing northbound lanes is complete.

Please Note:

  • Access to properties located along the existing gravel road, outlined in red, is exclusively via 84 Ave N.E. There is NO LONGER 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 began in early May.
  • During construction, at least one traffic lane will be open in each direction. (i.e. one northbound land and one southbound lane).

Road completion: Fall 2018*

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