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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

Detailed design for the widening is nearing completion and construction is being planned for spring 2017. The design of this project involved coordination with utility groups and the Government of Alberta throughout the entire process.

Some preliminary construction work will begin in early January and should be finished by the end of the month. The anticipated completion of the entire project is late 2017.

Four-Project Transportation Information Session

The City will be holding an Information Session on March 15 to provide information and updates on four south Calgary transportation projects:

This event takes place on March 15, 2017, from 6-9 p.m. at Bishop O’Byrne High School (333 Shawville Blvd. S.E.).

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 streetlighting.
  • 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: Late 2017

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.

Another Information Session will be held on Wednesday, March 15, 2017, and will include Spruce Meadows Way S.W. Widening. This event will focus on four transportation projects in south Calgary; the other three projects are Macleod Trail/194 Avenue S—West Connection, Macleod Trail/162 Avenue Interchange and 162 Avenue S.W. Connector. It will take place at Bishop O’Byrne High School (333 Shawville Blvd. S.E.) and will run from 6-9 p.m.

You can learn more about 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.