The Government of Alberta approved construction of the next piece of Calgary’s ring road, currently named Stoney Trail, with construction on the southwest portion scheduled to begin in 2016. This next piece brings Calgary one step closer to completing the 100-kilometre, uninterrupted highway. As a city that moves, it improves the road network in and around Calgary.
Southwest Calgary ring road maps and drawingsWest Calgary ring road maps and drawings
The City hosted three open houses in October and November 2015. Citizens saw the locations where and how The City is modifying roads and intersections so the future Southwest Calgary Ring Road (SWCRR) fits with Calgary’s road network. We also displayed the current designs for a number of Calgary roads that are connecting to the ring road.
Moving forward, City Administration will take the most recent Council report
(Item 3.3 carried by SPC on Transportation and Transit on Nov. 18, 2015) to Council on Dec. 7.
Through the end of 2015 and into 2016, The City will coordinate the projects, which will be designed and constructed over the next five years, before the SWCRR opens in 2021. More information on the designs and schedule for each project will become available as the design work progresses through 2016.
You can read more about the overall Southwest Calgary Ring Road’s progress on the Government of Alberta’s project webpage
Project objectives - The City of Calgary’s role
There are two things The City is carrying out before the final ring road sections open:
- Design and, in many cases, construct roadways that connect the ring road to southwest Calgary.
- Follow Council’s direction to review the traffic patterns and volumes we expect on Calgary’s southwest roads when the ring road opens. Based on those results, we will recommend any changes to roads and intersections.
Map 1 - Ring road connections and traffic review areas, north of Glenmore Reservoir
Map 2 - Ring road connections and traffic review areas, south of Glenmore Reservoir
Q4 2014-Q1 2015
Collect feedback from communities and update Council
Q4 2014-Q3 2015
Design connections and complete traffic review
Provide project updates to citizens
Report back to citizens and Council on connections and traffic review results - we are here
Complete design and carry out the modifications to Calgary's roads and intersections
Begin construction on Southwest Calgary ring road in fall 2016 (Province)
Open Southwest Calgary ring road (expected in 2021)
The Government of Alberta’s role
The Government of Alberta is responsible for the ring road highway, which is outside city limits:
- Location and alignment
- Connections to city limits
- Other items within the provincially owned Transportation Utility Corridor.
The Province is constructing the final ring road pieces as two projects:
- Southwest Calgary Ring Road – Lott Creek Blvd on Highway 8. along Glenmore Trail, then south to Macleod Trail/22x Highway. Construction to begin in late 2016. Opening to traffic in late 2021.
Visit the website sw-crr.ca
- West Calgary Ring Road - Bow River/Hwy 1 area to the 101 Street S.W./Highway 8 intersection.
Visit the website w-crr.ca
You can find out more information on all pieces of Calgary’s ring road at Alberta Transportation.
Questions or feedback?
If your comments are about the ring road itself; like location, history, design, interchanges, construction, schedule, or anything else located outside the city limits and within the Transportation Utility Corridor, please contact the Government of Alberta:
- email@example.com for Southwest Calgary ring road: between 69 Street SW/HWY8 and Macleod Trail SW/HWY 22X
- firstname.lastname@example.org for West Calgary Ring road: between the Trans Canada Highway and 69 Street SW/HWY 8
For connections to the ring road, traffic review or items within the city limits, please use the 311 online intake form.
Other projects of interest
Through the information sessions, we heard comments about other projects that The City has underway. Here’s where you can find more information: