October 2016 Community Newsletter
Please accept your Ward 6 Team’s
warm wishes to you this Thanksgiving. I hope you will explore some of the great
parks in Ward 6 with your family like Griffith Woods, Paskapoo Slopes, the
Strathcona Ravine, and nearby Clearwater Park. These natural areas provide
great views of fall foliage and the changing seasonal landscape.
I am hosting a Ward Traffic Safety Meeting on Saturday, October 22, 2016 from 9 a.m. to
noon at SCA Community Association located at 277 Strathcona Drive SW. This Community
Traffic Safety meeting will be an opportunity for City staff and the Calgary
Police Service to let citizens know what our organizations are doing to improve
safety and how citizens can help. Specific things that we all can do to improve
safety, particularly intersection safety, will be discussed.
You can also join me at my Fall Councillor Chat on Wednesday, November 30, 2016 from 5 – 8 p.m. at
Glamorgan Community Association, 4207 41 Street SW. Councillor Chats are
another opportunity for us to meet to discuss any issues that are important to
you. All Ward 6 residents are welcome to
attend. The Ward 6 Team looks forward to hosting a Chat in early 2017 as well!
As the Southwest Calgary Ring
Road (SWCRR) begins construction, the City of Calgary is planning to mitigate
downstream impacts in several ways throughout Ward 6. As part of the SWCRR,
Alberta Transportation is building a complex interchange at Highway 8 and
Sarcee Trail SW (www.transportation.alberta.ca/sw-crrgp.htm),
which requires The City to ensure safety and manage congestion by building an overpass
at Richmond Road and Sarcee Trail SW. Public information sessions regarding this
interchange are anticipated in the latter half of November this year. Other
impacts include the opening of a new road called Westhills Way SW, behind the
Westhills Shopping Centre, and construction is underway. This road will be open
for public use once the SWCRR is complete. For more information on this project,
please visit calgary.ca/westhillsway.
As well, the design is being
finalized for improvements at the intersection of Bow Trail and 85 Street SW,
including the widening of Bow Trail SW between Old Banff Coach Road and 85
Street SW. The City anticipates beginning construction next year.
I continue to work with the
Provincial Government to encourage the building of the West Calgary Ring Road,
which has yet to be announced. I believe
it is vital to address Ward 6 traffic congestion with a timely commencement of
the West Calgary Ring Road project.
You can stay up-to-date on all SWCRR
downstream impacts in Ward 6 on my website at calgary.ca/ward6 or by signing up for
The Ward 6 Report sent directly to your email bi-monthly at calgary.ca/ward6connect. The next edition will be sent out in
November. As we receive updates and information sessions are confirmed, we will
post updates on our website, as well as @pootmans Twitter and Facebook pages.
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.