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Ward 1 News: Update - Crowchild Trail Proposed Access Road

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Outcome of the Proposed Access from Crowchild Trail NW into Rocky Ridge/Royal Oak
With the closure of Rocky Ridge Road at Crowchild Trail, the communities of Rocky Ridge and Royal Oak asked for The City of Calgary to provide an alternative access to the communities. On October 15, 2014, The City of Calgary and city councillors Ward Sutherland and Joe Magliocca sought feedback from Ward 1 and Ward 2 residents as to whether or not the communities wanted a new access from Crowchild Trail. Both councillors stressed that at the time, the proposal was just – a suggestion put forward for consideration.
At the open house, residents were given the opportunity to provide feedback, which was used in part, to determine whether the project should proceed. Residents were concerned that the congestion and truck traffic problems existing on Country Hills Boulevard would not be alleviated by the proposal. The residents closest to the proposed access road voiced concern regarding increased noise, traffic and speeding, a reduction in their property values, as well as the cost of the access road.
In light of the design proposal cost and community feedback, The City of Calgary has decided not to proceed with the right-in only access from Crowchild Trail. However, in order to reduce traffic congestion on Country Hills Boulevard and to address concerns about truck traffic, The City of Calgary is in negotiations with the Province to develop several alternate truck route options to bypass the intersection at Country Hills Boulevard and 85 Street.
or Sutherland is extremely pleased that the Province has come to the table with this option and believes that the re-routing of truck traffic will provide the best solution to the current safety concerns that exist on Country Hills Boulevard and will reduce the traffic congestion that the access into Rocky Ridge was meant to address. Councillor Sutherland would like to thank Councillor Magliocca for his initiation and negotiation of the extra truck route, which was instrumental in seeking an alternative solution for all parties.

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