This month, I toured our ward with senior officials from The City of Calgary Transportation department. I wanted them to see firsthand some of the transportation challenges throughout our ward, but also the progress already made on numerous important projects.
Sarcee Trail NW completion
Sarcee Trail NW Completion from 128th Avenue NW to 144th Avenue NW is a priority as it is a crucial project for the continued growth of our communities. Upgrades have also been approved for the Sarcee Trail and Stoney Trail Interchange. When complete, this project will remove the requirement for weaving while climbing the grade on Sarcee Trail. This project will enhance safety and reduce congestion.
Country Hills Boulevard and 112th Avenue NW
The intersection of Country Hills Boulevard and 112th Avenue NW has seen a number of accidents, particularly involving heavy trucks. I talked with our transportation officials about some solutions that would enhance safety at this busy intersection. Even while we were at this location talking about solutions, we observed dozens of vehicles going through a red light, not just heavy trucks.
Traffic safety enhancements around Citadel Park School
I had a good conversation with the Principal and Vice Principal at Citadel Park School about making some safety enhancements around their school. Three enhancements discussed were the addition of a four-way stop, a “hug and go” zone on the west side of Citadel Drive NW and a “No u-turn” sign during school hours at Citadel Drive NW in front of the school. Also, we observed the newly installed crosswalk on Citadel Drive NW which is an important safety enhancement for the school children. I heard first hand that the parents love the new crosswalk.
I met with CPS and listened to concerns from a local resident about the high speed of traffic on Evanspark Boulevard. We also discussed possible ways to enhance safety at the crosswalk across Evanspark Boulevard and Evansview Gate.