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Crowchild Trail Study

Thank you Calgary for your input into the Crowchild Trail Study. Together, we were able to identify recommended short-, medium- and long-term changes and upgrades to Crowchild Trail that best meet the study’s key principles: maintain and enhance bordering communities, improve travel along the corridor and improve mobility across the corridor.

On May 8, 2017 City Council approved the recommendations. View the recommendations here:

Next Steps

Short-term plan

Funding for the short-term plan as part of Infrastructure Calgary has been approved.
An implementation and construction plan is currently being developed for the projects listed in the short-term plan. Construction is anticipated to begin in fall 2017 and take approximately three years to complete. It will occur in several phases, likely beginning with work on the Bow River Bridge. Traffic and pathway detours, as well as some temporary lane or road closures are expected during the 2018 and 2019 construction seasons. These closures are necessary to complete the life cycle bridge rehabilitation and widening of the Bow River Bridge and the northbound bridge over the Bow Trail, as well as realign the existing ramps along northbound Crowchild Trail at the Bow River.

Learn more about the short-term plan including estimated timelines.

Medium- to long-term plans

The medium- to long-term plans are recommended to be implemented beyond 10 years (2027+). This means acquiring private properties, or beginning design and construction of the medium-term plan is not expected for 10 years. The plans are currently unfunded. The next step is to bring the plans forward as a candidate project for the Investing in Mobility Capital Plan.

Investing in Mobility is a strategic plan that defines the priority and timing of capital transportation infrastructure projects for the next 10 years and helps to inform Council’s capital budget decisions. If it is determined to include the projects within the medium- and long-term plans as part of the Investing in Mobility Capital Plan, the projects will then be prioritized in one of the four infrastructure categories. Projects are prioritized based on key directional and policy documents like the Calgary Transportation Plan and Action Plan. Once prioritized, funding sources will be identified and allocated.

View this graphic to learn more about the infrastructure planning process.

Learn more about the medium- and long-term plans.

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Hear what Calgarians said about the process

Watch this video for an overview of the plans

View the short-term recommended plan

Learn more about the following projects related to the short-term recommended plan:

View the medium/long-term recommended plans

View the 1978 plans

Existing plans for Crowchild Trail were approved in 1978 and are available here. The Crowchild Trail Study will update the 1978 plan, with the help of Calgarians’, through the six-phase study process



Interesting in learning more about the history and future transportation demands of Crowchild Trail? Check out this story map.