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Spruce Meadows Way S.W. widening

The City is widening Spruce Meadows Way S.W. to four lanes between the Southwest Calgary Ring Road (SWCRR) and 194 Avenue S.W. This will provide improved access for the surrounding communities, businesses and future development areas.

Project update

Construction has now ended for this year. Unfortunately, due to some poor weather conditions this fall and an early start to winter, construction could not be completed in 2017.

The roadway will operate with two lanes of traffic during the winter. Construction will resume in the spring of 2018. It’s anticipated the project will be completed by the summer.

About the project

The Province of Alberta has committed to completing the SWCRR. The City is responsible for the design and construction of this project because it is within city limits. This project includes the following features:

  • Upgrading Spruce Meadows Way from the current two-lane rural road to a four-lane arterial roadway between the SWCRR and 194 Avenue S.W. This will improve access for the community of Silverado, as well as area businesses and future developments.
  • Provides a more efficient option for people travelling to and from the SWCRR.
  • Improved street lighting.
  • Relocation of Enmax power lines.
  • Landscaping.

Design

The following drawing shows the current design of the Spruce Meadows Way widening as well as an overall view of the area and how it will integrate to the SWCRR.

Project timeline

Design: Summer 2015 – Early 2017
Construction: Spring 2017 – Late 2017
Project completion: Summer 2018

Public engagement/communications

Updates about the progress of this project will continue to be communicated, primarily through this webpage.

Discussion of the widening Spruce Meadows Way was included in two public information sessions in conjunction with the Macleod Trail/194 Avenue S - West Connection project in February and June of 2015.

A four-project Transportation information session, including Spruce Meadows Way widening, was held in March 2017 at Bishop O’Byrne High School.

You can learn more about a related project, the Macleod Trail / 194 Avenue S - West Connection on the project webpage.

Calgary’s southwest ring road

This project is one of several City-led projects to connect Calgary’s road network to the ring road. To learn more about these other projects, as well as information on SWCRR, including construction, schedule, design and the history of the project, visit Calgary’s southwest ring road home page.

Contact

Please fill out the online form if you have questions or require more information about this project or the SWCRR, or you can email the project team at: yyc-rr@newsletters.calgary.ca.