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Bowfort Road/Transcanada Highway Interchange

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Ariel shot of the complete interchange.

 

Project Summary
The intersection at Bowfort Road N.W. and the Trans Canada Highway (TCH) is a major highway commercial junction, a well-used stopping place and mustering point for travelers heading west out of the city. Bowfort Road is a major road servicing Canada Olympic Park/WinSport to the south and businesses and communities to the north. A significant amount of stakeholder and public engagement took place from 2007 to the present, and included land owners, businesses, developers, Canada Olympic Park, community associations, and the general public. In July 2014, City Council approved the refined Bowfort Road/TCH Interchange functional plan including the updated roadway plans and property requirements.  Further small group stakeholder meetings were held in 2015 to provide more details on the construction of the interchange and associated road works.

Project Scope
As part of the Council approved Investing in the Mobility Plan, the City’s Transportation Department has proceeded with the design of the interchange at Trans Canada Highway (TCH) and Bowfort Road along with related roadwork.
Construction of the Bowfort Road/TCH Interchange is a highly complex undertaking. The project design includes a six-lane cross-section for the TCH and a single-point urban interchange at Bowfort Road, with a six-lane bridge accommodating dual left turns in all directions and two through lanes in each direction on Bowfort Road. 
The design also includes enhancements to Bowfort Road, 83 ST N.W. and Canada Olympic Drive.  Bowfort Road has been reconstructed into a four lane road with two roundabouts, and 83 Street N.W. into a two-lane reconstructed roadway. Enhanced pedestrian and bicycle pathways are also included as part of this project.  83 ST N.W. is being upgraded to change the elevation in order to ensure it is up-to code, to ensure the safety of all drivers and passengers.

Project Budget
• $71.7 million capital budget





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