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November 2016 Newsletter

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​On September 25, 2016, an additional southbound lane was added onto the Shaganappi Trail Bridge over Stoney Trail. The purpose of the additional lane is to help with traffic congestion during the morning rush hour. So far, I have heard and observed that this enhancement has made a significant improvement in reducing traffic congestion. The City of Calgary has also adjusted the traffic light timing to allow for improved traffic flow on Shaganappi Trail south of the Stoney Trail interchange.

City of Calgary Crews are keeping an eye on the forecast all winter long, preparing roads with anti-icing solution before the snow falls, and maintaining City streets as soon as snowflakes hit the ground. Stay informed during every snowfall by following @yyctransport on Twitter and downloading the Road Conditions App for frequent updates. You can also see where crews are plowing on the live map at Calgary.ca/RoadConditions.

After each snowfall, Roads crews follow a priority clearing system called the Seven Day Plan:

• Priority 1 routes, which carry more than 20,000 vehicles per day, are cleared to bare pavement within 24 hours after the snow stops falling.
• Priority 2 routes, which carry between 5,000 and 19,000 vehicles per day, are cleared within 48 hours after snowfall has stopped.
• Playground zones, designated hills, and residential streets on Residential roadways are cleared on Days 3-7. These roads are flat-bladed, which means snow is packed down so it is easier to drive on, and ruts are removed.
For more information on snow and ice control, including FAQs, snow route parking information, and free sand and gravel locations, visit Calgary.ca/snow. 

Joe’s Tip:

Please take a moment on November 11th to remember the sacrifices made by our veterans for the freedom that we enjoy today.
 

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