**Please note that the construction of Stoney Trail is provincial. For more information and to sign up for media and traveller's advisories--please visit the Southeast Stoney Trail Project website.**
August 1, 2013
New 17 Avenue SE access this weekend
A new bridge carrying 17 Avenue SE over Stoney Trail will be partially open August 2, marking more progress on Calgary’s ring road. The existing detour will be modified to allow for the completion of this interchange. From August 2 until August 14, traffic will be impacted as follows:
Southbound and northbound:
- Southbound traffic on Stoney Trail to 17 Avenue SE will head east on 16 Avenue NE and south on 100th Street. A secondary detour is also available at Peigan Trail. Northbound Stoney Trail traffic will be temporarily open between Peigan Trail and 17 Avenue SE as described below.
- Westbound traffic on 17 Avenue SE heading north on Stoney Trail will be rerouted north on 100 Street SE then west on to TransCanada/Highway 1. The secondary detour for this route will be north on 68 Street SE then east on TransCanada/Highway 1
- Eastbound traffic on 17 Avenue SE heading north on Stoney Trail will use the new east to northbound ramp at the brand new 17 Avenue SE interchange.
- Northbound 84 Street traffic south of Peigan Trail can temporarily go north on Stoney Trail via westbound Peigan Trail. Access to westbound Peigan Trail is also open from southbound Stoney Trail.
On August 14, new ramps will open for southbound Stoney Trail traffic heading east or west on 17 Ave SE, and westbound 17 Avenue SE traffic heading north on Stoney Trail. The existing detour ramp for eastbound 17 Ave traffic heading north on Stoney Trail will remain open. At that time Stoney Trail south of 17 Ave and all Peigan Trail ramps accessing Stoney Trail will be closed until the new southeast Calgary ring road officially opens in the fall. Motorists should use caution in this area and obey all signs, message boards, and flag people. Fines double in construction zones when workers are present.
Southeast Stoney Trail is a $769 million P3 project for construction and 30-years maintenance of 25 kilometres of six-lane roadway, nine interchanges, 27 bridge structures and three flyovers, as well as maintenance of 12 kilometres of Deerfoot Trail between Stoney Trail SE (currently Highway 22X) and the Highway 2A junction. It is set to open to motorists this fall. Visit www.sestproject.ca for more information.
Including this new segment, the Alberta government has invested $1.9 billion in Calgary’s ring road, one of many projects which deliver on Alberta Transportation’s Building Alberta commitment. All of this work supports the economy and increased market access by focusing on capital plan projects for core infrastructure and key corridors, fulfilling the Redford Government’s promise to invest in Alberta’s transportation network.
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