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Southwest Calgary Ring Road project

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Traffic Advisories - SWCRR

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Location: Discovery Ridge Boulevard S.W. near Highway 8
Impacts:
  • Closure of the right northbound lane of Discovery Ridge Boulevard
  • Traffic control personnel stopping traffic on northbound Discovery Ridge Boulevard
  • Construction traffic turning left across northbound Discovery Ridge Boulevard
Reason: Removing construction traffic from Discovery Ridge roundabout
Start date: Thursday, June 13, 2019
Completion date: Saturday, August 31, 2019
Work hours:
  • Monday to Friday from 7:30 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
  • Saturday from 7:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
  • Sunday from 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
Speed limit: 50 km/h
Other information: Traffic control personnel helping construction vehicles turn left across Discovery Ridge Boulevard near Highway 8
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Location: Westbound Highway 22X at the intersection with 24 Street S.W.
Impacts:
  • Haul trucks crossing Highway 22X resulting in periodic stoppages of traffic
  • Traffic control personnel directing vehicles
Reason: Moving material for construction of new road in the median of Highway 22X
Start date: Tuesday, April 2, 2019
Completion date: Friday, August 30, 2019
Work hours: 7:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
Speed limit: 50 km/h from 70 km/h (when the haul is active)
Other information: 24 Street in the median of Highway 22X is closed to public traffic​.
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Location: Eastbound Highway 22X approaching the intersection at 6 Street / Sheriff King Street S.W.
Impacts:
  • Traffic control personnel directing vehicles
  • Haul trucks crossing the road
Reason: Moving gravel to the median for road construction
Implementation date: Monday, June 3, 2019
Completion date: Wednesday, July 31, 2019
Work hours: 7:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m
Speed limit: 50 km/h from 70 km/h (when the haul is active)
Other information: N/A
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Location: Eastbound Highway 22X approaching the intersection at 6 Street / Sheriff King Street S.W.
Impacts:
  • Traffic control personnel directing vehicles
  • Haul trucks crossing the road
Reason: Moving gravel to the median for road construction
Implementation date: Monday, June 3, 2019
Completion date: Wednesday, July 31, 2019
Work hours:
  • Weekdays and Saturdays from 7:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
  • Sundays from 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
Speed limit: 50 km/h from 70 km/h (when the haul is active)
Other information: N/A
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Location: Highway 8, between 101 Street and 69 Street / Discovery Ridge Boulevard S.W.
Impacts:
  • Traffic control personnel directing vehicles
  • Haul trucks entering and exiting Highway 8
Reason: Hauling gravel material from North Gravel Site for road construction
Implementation date: Saturday, June 15, 2019
Completion date: Saturday, August 31, 2019
Work hours:
  • Monday to Saturday from 7:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.
  • Sunday from 9:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.
Speed limit: 50 km/h from 60 km/h (when the haul is active)
Other information: N/A
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Location: Northbound and southbound Sheriff King Street S.W., just south of Highway 22X
Impacts:
  • Installation of temporary traffic signals
  • Haul trucks crossing Sheriff King Street resulting in periodic stoppages of traffic
Reason: Moving material for bridge embankment and road construction
Start date: Monday, June 17, 2019
Completion date: Friday, August 30, 2019
Work hours:
  • Mnday to Saturday from 7:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
  • Sunday from 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
Speed limit: 50 km/h
Other information: : The traffic signals will remain in place throughout the activity period, but will only be triggered by the active haul
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Location: Southbound Macleod Trail S.E. at the interchange with Highway 22X
Impacts: Closure of the right southbound lane
Reason: Work for the new Highway 22X bridge
Start dates:
  • June 8, 2019
  • June 12 to 21, 2019
  • June 26 to 28, 2019
  • July 2 to 3, 2019
Work hours:
  • Weekdays from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
  • Saturdays from 7:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
  • Sundays from 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
Speed limit: 50 km/hr from 70 km/hr
Other information: N/A
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Location: Westbound Highway 22X at the intersection with Tournament Lane S.W.
Impacts:
  • Traffic control personnel directing vehicles
  • Haul trucks crossing Highway 22X resulting in periodic stoppages of traffic
Reason: Moving material for construction of new road in the median of Highway 22X
Start date: Monday, June 10, 2019
Completion date: Wednesday, July 31, 2019
Work hours:
  • Monday to Saturday from 7:30 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
  • Sunday from 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
Speed limit: 50 km/h from 70 km/h (when the haul is active)
Other information: This haul crossing replaces the previous crossing at 24 Street​
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The design and construction of the SWRR has been contracted to KGL Constructors. Their webpage contains additional information on construction, changes to traffic patterns, and detours.
 

About the Southwest Calgary Ring Road

The Southwest Calgary Ring Road (SWRR), a project of the Province of Alberta, is one of the last sections of the Calgary Ring Road, which will circle the city when completed. Planning for the Calgary Ring Road began in the 1970s, and the northwest, northeast, and southeast sections of the road (known as Stoney Trail) are completed and in use. Construction on the southwest section is currently underway, and will open to traffic in fall of 2021. Construction on the west section of the Ring Road is scheduled to begin in 2018.

When the Calgary Ring Road is complete, it will offer 101 kilometers of free-flow travel around Calgary and contribute to safe and easy movement of goods and people in and around the city.

The Government of Alberta is responsible for the design, construction, management and operation of Calgary's Ring Road, while the City of Calgary is responsible for the design and construction of street connections to the SWRR, road improvements, and intersection improvements, because they are located within city limits.

Southwest Ring Road Schedule & Current Status

  • 2005-2009 – Meetings to get public feedback
  • November 2013 – Land transfer agreement with Tsuut’ina Nation
  • Summer 2016 – Preliminary construction of the SWRR began
  • Spring 2017 – Major construction began
  • Fall 2021 – Expected completion of the SWRR (open to traffic)

The SWRR will go from Highway 8 (near Elbow Springs Golf Course) to Macleod Trail S.E. The project includes rebuilding Glenmore Trail between Sarcee Trail and east of 37 Street SW.

It consists of 31 kilometres of six- and eight-lane divided highway, 14 interchanges, 47 bridges, one road flyover, one railway crossing, one tunnel, and three river crossings over the Elbow River and Fish Creek.

For more information on the construction of the SWRR or to view alignment maps and traffic detours, please visit:

If you have additional inquiries or questions, please contact KGL Constructors by email at info@swcrrproject.com or 24 hours a day by phone at 403-212-0565.

Virtual Tour of the Southwest Ring Road

This video from the Government of Alberta will let you "fly over" the city to see the general location of this new section of the ring road and planned interchanges.

City of Calgary street connections and road improvements

The City of Calgary will also begin work to extend streets to connect Calgary's road network to the ring road, while improving some existing roads to make sure the SWRR fits with our city's road network. The links below provide information on all the City-led projects including streets connections to the SWRR, road improvements and intersection improvements.

Street connections

Road improvements

Intersection improvements

Questions about City-led projects? Email The City of Calgary: yyc-rr@newsletters.calgary.ca.

Elbow Bridge Crossing

The SWRR includes the construction of a highway bridge crossing over the Elbow River. This crossing is within the Transportation Utility Corridor (TUC), upstream of Weaselhead Park and The City's Glenmore Reservoir.

Some concerns were raised on the bridge design should another 2013-level flood take place. These resources address those concerns.


Related projects

History and Background

For more information on the history and background of the SWRR, visit the Province of Alberta webpages listed below:


Stoney Trail / Calgary Ring Road

Calgary's Ring Road is located within The Province's Transportation Utility Corridor (TUC). The road is operated and maintained by the Government of Alberta.

To learn more about other sections of Calgary's Ring Road, visit these Government of Alberta web pages:

For more information on the Calgary Ring Road, you can email Alberta Transportation at: trans.contact.us.m@gov.ab.ca.


Construction projects in SW Calgary

There are a number of other projects under construction in SW Calgary.

SW construction projects​​​​​​​​

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