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Ward 11 News: Calgary South West Ring Road Construction

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As we approach the start of the Government of Alberta’s construction on the Southwest Calgary Ring Road (SWCRR) in late 2016, The City of Calgary began work on its SWCRR-related projects. With each City project having its own timeline over the next four years, we’ll be updating and talking with communities and residents throughout the different design and construction phases. The goal is to complete this work before fall 2020, when the Government of Alberta is scheduled to open the first section of the SWCRR. I’ve also attached a PDF version of this note, in case that format is easier for you to post online or forward the information to people who you think would be interested in the project.

Here’s an update on The City’s projects and their timelines, in alphabetical order:

90 Avenue S.W and Southland Drive connections
Design: 2016-2017
Construction: 2018

162 Avenue S.W. connection
Design: 2016-2017
Construction: 2017-2018

Anderson Road widening, between SWCRR and Elbow Drive
Design: 2016-2017
Construction: 2017-2018

Bow Trail/85 Street S.W. intersection improvements and the Bow Trail widening, between 85 Street S.W. and Old Banff Coach Road
Design: 2016-2017
Construction: 2017-2018

Glenmore Trail widening and changes to the Glenmore/Crowchild Trail interchange
Design: 2017
Construction: 2018-2019

Sarcee Trail/Richmond Road interchange
This work revisits existing interchange plans from 2008 so it fits with the ring road, Sarcee Trail, Richmond Road, and provides good connections for communities and destinations. 
Planning and design: 2016-2017
Construction: TBD, project is unfunded

Spruce Meadows Way widening
Design: 2016
Construction: 2017

Westhills Way-
Design: complete
Construction: 2016 (underway)

More information
As these designs progress through 2016 and 2017, and more information is confirmed on each of these project schedules, more information will be available to the community. You can find more about the Government of Alberta’s SWCRR project, its location, access, designs, schedule, etc. at You can read more about The City’s involvement on the SWCRR at


You may also be interested in my thoughts on Tsuu T’ina’s commercial development announcement.

 If you have questions or would like to chat more about the listed projects, you can email the project team directly at or contact 311.​ 

This content represents the personal views and opinions of the Ward Councillor and should not be taken as a statement of policy of The City of Calgary. The inclusion of any external content does not imply endorsement by The City of Calgary.

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