The intersection of Macleod Trail and Shawnessy/Midlake Blvd is undergoing some major improvements. The goal is reduce congestion during the afternoon rush hour. I am happy to announce that the residents of Midnapore, Sundance, and many other southern communities will soon benefit from quicker travel times and fewer collisions.
The southbound right turn lane onto Shawnessy Blvd will get an additional right turn only lane and both right turn lanes will be controlled by a signal compared to the current yield control. An extra lane added to the south section of the off ramp will significantly reduce congestion in the left turn lanes.
This intersection used to rank in the top 20 in Calgary for collision frequency. The operational delay here was very long, and the congestion backed far into Macleod Trail. These changes are exactly what is needed to help the flow of traffic in the area. This work will be a significant improvement to the commuters of Calgary.
Please don’t hesitate to contact me if you have any questions or wish to share your concerns.
-Councillor Peter Demong
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