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Anderson Road S.W. widening

Project update - December 11, 2019

This project is now complete and traffic has been restored to three lanes in both directions on Anderson Road. The speed limit has been restored to 80 km/hr.

Watch this video to see how The City has completed projects that will connect with the Southwest Calgary Ring Road.

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SW Ring Road Connections

See how completed projects will connect with the Southwest Calgary Ring Road.
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About the project

This project is one of several City-led projects to connect Calgary's road network to the ring road and will accommodate changes to traffic volume and patterns that are expected after the opening of the Southwest Ring Road (SWRR).

The City is responsible for the design and construction of this project because it is located within city limits. It includes the following features:

  • Increasing Anderson Road from four to six lanes between the SWRR and Elbow Drive S.W. This, coupled with the higher speed limit of 80 km/hr and fewer intersections compared to other nearby east-west roads, makes it a more attractive option for people traveling through the area.
  • Adding extra turning lanes at all the intersections on Anderson Road between the SWRR and Elbow Drive S.W. will improve the flow of traffic along this route.
  • A noise study was conducted and determined that several locations along Anderson Road within the project area require noise barriers, as guided by The City's Surface Noise Policy. Information on the location and types of noise barriers are shown here.

Calgary's Southwest Ring Road

The City is responsible for the design and construction of the projects connecting Calgary's road network to the ring road because they are located within city limits. This drawing shows an overall view of the area and how it will integrate to the SWRR.

To learn more about the SWRR, including construction schedule, design and the history of the project, visit Calgary's Southwest Ring Road home page.