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Start of Construction Season and SW Ring Road Preparations in Ward 6

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April 4, 2017.

Construction Season
Preparing for SW Calgary Ring Road construction
The Government of Alberta awarded Mountain View Partners with the contract to design, build, operate, and partially finance the Southwest Ring Road (SWRR). Mountain View Partners has subcontracted KGL Constructors to design and construct the SWRR. Preliminary construction work began in fall 2016 and major construction within the Transportation Utility Corridor is beginning this spring. For more information on the construction of the SWRR and traffic updates, visit KGL's website at
Bow Trail and 85 Street S.W. intersection upgrades
In summer 2017, The City will be completing some initial improvements on the intersection at Bow Trail and 85 Street S.W. This work will include extending the southbound left turning lane on 85 Street by removing a portion of the median that is currently in place and adding an additional left turning lane on westbound Bow Trail.
Construction on the widening of Bow Trail is currently anticipated to begin in 2018. Further work on the intersection at Bow Trail and 85 Street will also be occurring in 2018 and the final plans include widening 85 Street to two lanes north of Bow Trail to match the road alignment to the south of Bow Trail, including a separate left turning lane for drivers travelling eastbound on Bow Trail.
The City will provide an update to the community on this project as it progresses. For more information, please visit the project webpage.
Glenmore Trail widening and interchange upgrade
The City is widening Glenmore Trail to six lanes between 37 Street and Crowchild Trail S.W. and modifying the Glenmore Trail/Crowchild Trail S.W. interchange. These upgrades will provide for a better road network by accommodating changes to traffic volume and patterns that are expected after the opening of the SWCRR.
The design work for the Glenmore Trail widening and interchange upgrades are scheduled to begin in late 2017, with construction planned to start in 2018 and continue into 2019.
The City will provide an update to the community on this project as it progresses. For more information, visit the project webpage.
Construction Updates from KGL
As spring rapidly approaches, KGL Constructors is preparing for the first full construction season on the Southwest Calgary Ring Road (SWCRR). Updates regarding specific construction activities and traffic impacts are regularly posted on their project website at
Road construction is expected along the length of the project corridor in 2017, including earthworks, paving, piling and interchange work:

Highway 8/Glenmore Trail to 37 Street S.W.

  1. Construction of new eastbound lanes along Highway 8 and Glenmore Trail
  2. Earthworks for the interchange south of Sarcee Trail S.W.
  3. Work at the Grey Eagle Resort & Casino to establish a new entrance/exit to Glenmore Trail
  4. Preparations for realignment of the Elbow River, including excavation of the new section of river channel, erosion control and planting of native vegetation
  5. Utility work along the length of the road segment
  6. Development of a gravel pit and crushing operations near Old Banff Coach Road S.W.
  7. Construction of a haul road from the gravel pit to Highway 8 (crossing 17 Avenue and Lower Springbank Road S.W.) 

Project Hours of Work:

  • Monday to Saturday from 7:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m.
  • Sundays and Holidays from 9:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m.

Occasionally, KGL may apply for exemptions to work on critical activities outside of these times.

Noise and dust will be regularly monitored throughout the project area and mitigation measures applied as needed. There will be an increase in equipment traffic along the project corridor and in neighbouring communities.

Please keep in mind that the Transportation Utility Corridor is an active construction site and only authorized personnel are permitted in the area.
KGL appreciates your patience during this period of construction. 
If you have any questions or would like SWCRR updates, please contact KGL:


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