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What We Heard - Sarcee Trail and Richmond Road Interchange

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Ward 6 official website
March 6, 2017
Sarcee Richmond
The City of Calgary is undertaking a study for the Sarcee Trail/Richmond Road S.W. interchange to benefit the area’s road network. While there is currently no funding allocated to construct an interchange here, The City hopes to have these plans approved with the interchange included as a funded project for 2018. This timing allows for the option to design and construct the interchange in coordination with the Southwest Calgary Ring Road (SWCRR), which is scheduled to open by 2021.
The first phase of the stakeholder engagement program for the Functional Planning Study took place in 2016, where the City met with Community Associations, commercial property owners and managers, and other key stakeholders, hosted two public open houses with proposed options, and provided learning and feedback opportunities online. The engagements welcomed nearly 300 stakeholders to the November open houses, as well as 113 additional responses through the Engage Portal on the project website.

The three proposed design concepts presented to stakeholders:
Clover Model
Concept A: Partial Cloverleaf
Diamond Model
Concept B - Diamond
Cloverleaf Diamond Model
Concept C - Cloverleaf/Diamond Hybrid
In general, stakeholders were in favour of the need for the project, and were interested in learning more, particularly its relation to the ring road project. The top three themes that emerged from the comments provided by stakeholders provided at both the public open houses and on the Project Engage Portal were:
·        vehicle accommodation;
·        community access; and
·        business access.
Your feedback has provided the project team with the addition information they needed to begin evaluating the proposed interchange concepts in order to select a final recommendation to bring forward to Council.
The interchange concepts will be evaluated based on a "Triple Bottom Line" approach that considers factors in the economic (cost, shopping and business access), social (walking/cycling accommodation, community access) and environmental categories (preservation of park space).
Timeline
Over the coming months, the Project team will continue their evaluation process. Key steps of the engagement program will include:
·        Further discussions with adjacent property owners;
·        Targeted engagement with directly affected stakeholders as required;
·        Follow up meeting with Community Association representatives and commercial property owners to discuss the recommended plan;
·        Public information sessions to provide details on the recommended plan; and Final reporting on the results of the Project engagement program.
 
To read the full What We Heard report, click here.

Stakeholders are welcome to reach out to the Project team via 311 or sarceerichmond@calgary.ca at any time with comments or questions.

 Go back to the March 2017 W6 Report.

 

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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.
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