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Southwest Calgary Ring Road Update July 2016

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Ward 6 official websiteScheduled City of Calgary Downstream Impact Construction 

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, with the Government of Alberta scheduled to open the first section of the SWCRR.

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.

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 progresses 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


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