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Stoney Trail / Calgary Ring Road

The Government of Alberta designs, constructs, manages and operates Calgary’s Ring Road. They expect to begin construction on the Southwest Calgary Ring Road portion in late fall 2016. If you have questions about the Southwest Calgary Ring Road’s design, location or construction schedule, please contact the Government of Alberta:

The Southwest Calgary Ring Road (SWCRR) 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

Province of Alberta road work
Through fall 2016, the recently hired contractor will begin preparing the area within the Province’s Transportation Utility Corridor for the future ring road construction. As a result, there may be some daily traffic lane closures during off-peak periods. We expect these lane closures to have minor impacts to traffic flow.

Regarding City work, there are a number of City-led SWCRR-related projects. With each City project having its own timeline over the next four years, we’ll be updating and talking with communities and residents throughout the different design and construction phases. The goal is to complete this work before fall 2021, when the Government of Alberta is schedule to open the SWCRR.

Questions or comments about The City's role with the ring road? Email the project team at or contact 311.

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 Calgary roadways that connect to the ring road.
  • 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

Complete design and carry out the modifications to Calgary's roads and intersections
Begin construction on Southwest Calgary ring road in late fall 2016 (Province)
Open Southwest Calgary ring road in late 2021 (Province)

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 Calgary roads that connect to the ring road and items within the city limits, please use the 311 online intake form or contact us at

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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