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Ward 1 News: South Shaganappi Study

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Ward 1 official websiteThe City of Calgary is working with Calgarians to conduct a transportation corridor study that will help determine the future design for the south end of Shaganappi Trail.  The infrastructure was built in the 1960’s and is aging and no longer meets the needs of Calgary’s transportation network, nor is it aligned with the 2009 Calgary Transportation Plan.  The 2009 Calgary Transportation Plan reclassified Shaganappi Trail from an expressway to an arterial street, removed the Bow River crossing, and designated it as primary route for cycling, transit and HOV.  It is also a remnant of a freeway plan that was never fully completed.  Consequently, there are large areas of land reserved for the right-of-way.  Rehabilitation needs to be completed within the next 30 years to keep it operational. 

The South Shaganappi Study provides multiple engagement opportunities for Calgarians to provide input throughout the study’s three phases.  The three-phase study process invites the public to participate from the start, before design plans are developed.

For the past two years, the City has worked with Calgarians to identify opportunities to address issues today and plan for future transportation needs as the city grows.  The draft plans are a reflection of the ideas that Calgarians have shared with us throughout the course of the study.

Study Area
Study Area


The short term plan addresses key collision history concerns, enhances connectivity for people who walk and bike, resolves key traffic concerns where possible, and if approved by Council, it can be implemented within the next five years.  The estimated cost range to implement the short-term plan is $2-5 million in 2017 dollars. The cost estimate includes all the recommendations in the plan, such as infrastructure, connections for people who walk and bike, utility relocations, etc.

The long-term plan will accommodate all modes of transportation and identify what land is no longer needed for infrastructure.  Benefits of the long-term plan are  - it facilitates safer traffic movements along 16 Avenue by addition merge ramps to provide access to and from Shaganappi Trail, it provides continuous traffic flow along 16 Avenue, it enhances connectivity and accessibility for people who walk, bike and take transit, and it provides opportunity to re-purpose land not being used for infrastructure (land use to be determined in a future study). 

The estimated cost range to implement the long-term plan in $90 – 110 million in 2017 dollars. The cost estimate includes all the recommendations in the plan, such as infrastructure, connections for people who walk and bike, utility relocations, land acquisition, etc.

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