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Stoney Trail/Calgary Ring Road

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 

Project update

The project team took to the West and Southwest Ring Road Downstream Traffic Impact report (Item 12.1.2) , which carried by SPC on Transportation and Transit on Nov. 18, 2015, to Council on Tuesday, Dec. 8, 2015. The recommendations in the report were approved by Council.

Through 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.

If you weren’t able to attend the three recent open houses that The City hosted in October and November 2015 you can review the display boards that were presented. You can review the roads and intersections we’re modifying as part of making sure the SWCRR fits with Calgary’s road network.

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 Southwest piece of the ring road opens:

  • Design and construct roadways that connect the ring road with southwest Calgary.
  • Modify roads and intersections in Calgary’s southwest to make sure the ring road fits with Calgary’s road network. The modifications are based on the results and recommendations from Council’s direction to review the changes to traffic patterns and volumes on Calgary’s southwest roads when the ring road opens.

Review and learn more about the roads and intersections The City is constructing and modifying:

Project schedule

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

Q4 2015
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
  • Interchanges
  • Connections to city limits
  • Bridges
  • Construction
  • 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.

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  • West Calgary Ring Road - Bow River/Hwy 1 area to the 101 Street S.W./Highway 8 intersection (currently unfunded).

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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:

  • for Southwest Calgary ring road: between 69 Street SW/HWY8 and Macleod Trail SW/HWY 22X
  • 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:

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