Westhills Way is a South West Calgary Ring Road (SWCRR) project that The City is constructing. When the SWCRR opens in fall 2021, this new road will connect the Westhills shopping area directly with the ring road. Before 2021, it will be an access to The City’s new Sarcee Operations Works Centre administration building.
Construction of Westhills Way is underway with work now focusing on grading followed by construction beginning on the road’s foundation (sub-grade placement). Through the spring, crews carried out and completed the underground utility construction. The new connection between Calgary’s future SW Ring Road and the Westhills Commercial area is expected to be completed in late fall 2016 and opened once the SWCRR is completed.
About the project
Westhills Way is one of four new road connections (Westhills Way, 90 Avenue S.W., Southland Drive S.W. and 162 Avenue S.W.) to the future SWCRR. The City is designing and constructing all four of them because they are located within the city limits. Here are some features of Westhills Way and the role it plays with the surrounding road network:
- Adds an access to the Westhills and Signal Hill shopping district for people visiting the area
- Helps redistribute traffic in and out of the area
- Connects directly to the SWCRR
- Includes regional pathways on both sides, connecting to the Richmond Road pathway
- Maintains the existing earth berm on the west side (no impacts to the berm are expected)
- Provides access to The City’s new Sarcee Operations Works Centre administration building
The following drawings show the design of Westhills Way and its connections to the surrounding streets, pathways and the SW Calgary Ring Road:
2016 spring, summer, fall Construct Westhills Way
2016 fall Open access To Sarcee Operations Works Centre area
2021 fall Open road to public between the Westhills area and the SWCRR