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Southwest Calgary Ring Road project

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ListCat: Traffic Advisories - SWCRR
ID: 2658

Locations:
  • Exit ramp from westbound Glenmore Trail to 37 Street S.W.
  • Merge ramp from 37 Street to westbound Glenmore Trail S.W.
Impacts:
  • Realignment of ramps further to the east
  • Installation of a temporary traffic signal where the ramps meet 37 Street
Reason: Relocation of the ramps outside the bridge construction footprint
Implementation date: Night of Tuesday, August 13, 2019
Other information: Access will be maintained at the interchange in all directions throughout the construction period
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ListCat: Traffic Advisories - SWCRR
ID: 2663

Location: Northbound 37 Street S.W. between 130 Avenue and Bullhead Road
Impacts: Closure of the right northbound lane on 37 Street
Reason: Earthworks near the abutment of the future pedestrian bridge
Start date: Friday, August 16, 2019
Completion date: Monday, August 19, 2019
Work hours:
  • Weekdays and Saturdays from 7:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
  • Sundays from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Speed limit: 50 km/h
Other information: N/A
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ListCat: Traffic Advisories - SWCRR
ID: 2558

Location: Eastbound Highway 8 at the future intersection with Westhills Way S.W.
Impact: Closure of the right eastbound lane on Highway 8
Reason: Placing girders on the new bridge structure
Implementation date: Tuesday, August 13, 2019
Completion date: Thursday, August 15, 2019
Work hours: 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. on all three days
Speed limit: 50 km/h
Other information: N/A
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ListCat: Traffic Advisories - SWCRR
ID: 2557

Locations: Access to and from the Tsuut'ina Nation
Impacts:
  • Temporary closure of Buffalo Run Boulevard from 37 Street to the roundabout
  • Detour of traffic from the intersection of Anderson Road / 37 Street (former Bullhead Road access) to the Tsuut’ina Nation Gas Bar
Reasons:
  • KGL – completing the bridge at the intersection of 37 Street and Buffalo Run Boulevard
  • TTN – widening Buffalo Run Boulevard
  • TTN – construction activities for the Taza Exchange development
Implementation date: The evening of Monday, July 15
Completion date: Fall 2019
Speed limit: 50 km/h (20 km/h on the turns)
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ListCat: Traffic Advisories - SWCRR
ID: 2591

Location: Southbound Macleod Trail S.E. at the interchange with Highway 22X
Impact: Closure of the right southbound of Macleod Trail
Reason: Building the subgrade for the new road
Implementation date: Thursday, August 8, 2019
Completion date: Tuesday, August 20, 2019
Work hours: 7:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m.
  • Weekdays and Saturdays from 7:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
  • Sundays from 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
  • Night from 9:00 p.m. to 6:00 a.m. (night of August 8)
Speed limit: 50 km/h from 70 km/h
Other information: N/A
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ID: 2582

Location: 37 Street S.W. in the median between eastbound and westbound Highway 22X.
Impacts:
  • Traffic control personnel directing vehicles
  • Haul trucks crossing 37 Street, resulting in periodic stoppages of traffic
Reason: Stripping topsoil and excavating for new roadway
Start date: Sunday, July 21, 2019
Completion date: Saturday, August 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/hr
Other information: N/A
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ID: 2581

Location: 37 Street between Glenmore Trail and 46 Avenue / Richardson Way S.W.
Impacts: Lane reductions resulting in one northbound lane and one southbound lane
Reason: Installing utilities and continuing bridge construction
Start date: Thursday, August 8, 2019
Completion date: Late 2019
Speed limit: 50 km/h
Other information: There is a potential for traffic volume delays in the area
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ID: 2342

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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ListCat: Traffic Advisories - SWCRR
ID: 2657

Location: Discovery Ridge Boulevard S.W. between Highway 8 and the roundabout
Impacts:
  • Temporary closure of the right southbound lane on Discovery Ridge Boulevard
  • Temporary closure of the paved pathway along Discovery Ridge Boulevard
  • Detour of pedestrian traffic to a protected route on the roadway
Reason: Building and paving road connection
Start date: Monday, August 12, 2019
Completion date: Friday, August 16, 2019
Work hours: 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Speed limit: 50 km/h
Other information:
  • The pathway will be reopened at the end of each shift with a gravel surface
  • The pathway will be repaved once this activity is done
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ListCat: Traffic Advisories - SWCRR
ID: 2418

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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ListCat: Traffic Advisories - SWCRR
ID: 2590

Locations:
  • On 37 Street S.W. just north of Glenmore Trail (between the existing bridge and roundabout)
  • The exit ramp from eastbound Glenmore Trail to Grey Eagle Boulevard (and 37 Street)
Impacts:
  • Traffic control personnel directing vehicles
  • Haul trucks entering and exiting 37 Street, resulting in periodic stoppages of traffic
Reason: Earthworks to prepare embankment for interchange
Start date: Monday, July 22, 2019
Completion date: Monday, September 30, 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: 40 km/hr
Other information: N/A
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ListCat: Traffic Advisories - SWCRR
ID: 1706

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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ListCat: Traffic Advisories - SWCRR
ID: 2340

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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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.

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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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