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Southwest Calgary Ring Road project

 

Traffic advisories

Permanent closure - 45 Street S.W. access at Glenmore Trail

As part of the future SW Ring Road, the Province of Alberta is permanently closing the 45 St. SW access at Glenmore Tr., on Nov. 3, 2019. You can read more about the closure on the SW Calgary Ring Road project web page: www.swcrrproject.com, under Recent Updates and their FAQ web page (Questions 7 and 8.)
 
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Location: Intersection of 37 St SW and 130 Ave SW
Impacts:
  • Realignment of traffic through a portion of the new interchange
  • Northbound on 37 St SW, access to Woodbine Community requires passing 130 Ave SW and detouring southbound
  • Southbound on 37 St SW, access to Woodbine Community requires a detour
Reason: Shifting traffic onto new roads and bridges in order to construct permanent northbound lanes of SWCRR
Implementation date: December 9, 2019 from 10 p.m. to 6 a.m.
Speed limit: 60 km/hr
Other information: Guide signs will be installed to guide the new flow of traffic
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ID: 2658

Location: Highway 8, Sarcee Trail and Glenmore Trail
Impacts:
  • Realignment of traffic through a portion of the new interchange at Sarcee Trail and Glenmore Trail
  • Occasional traffic stoppages to allow the transition and opening of new roadways
  • Sarcee Trail intersection realignment
Reason: Shifting traffic onto new roads and bridges in order to construct permanent lanes of SWCRR
Implementation Date: December 7th, 2019 from 10 p.m. to 6 a.m.
Speed limit: 60 km/h
Other information: Guide signs will be installed to guide the new flow of traffic.
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Location: 146 Avenue SW near 37th St SW
Impacts:
  • Alternating closures of the northbound and southbound lanes of 146 Avenue SW
  • Resulting in single lane alternating traffic
Reason: Installation of five light poles
Implementation date: Saturday, November 16, 2019
Work hours: 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Speed limit: 50 km/h
Other information: Traffic control personnel will be on-site.
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Location: 37th Street SW Near Glenmore Trail
Impacts:
  • Alternating closures of the northbound and southbound lanes of 37th Street SW
  • Resulting in single lane alternating traffic
Reason: Paving detour connection
Implementation date: Friday, November 8, 2019
Work hours: 9:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
Speed limit: 50 km/h
Other information: Traffic control personnel will be on site to direct vehicles
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ID: 2342

Location: 45 Street where it meets Glenmore Trail S.W.
Impact: Permanent closure of access to and from Glenmore Trail
Reason: Traffic realignment on Glenmore Trail, utility/drainage installations and road construction
Implementation date: November 3, 2019
Other information: N/A
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Location: 101 Street S.W. south of Highway 8
Impacts:
  • Permanent closure of direct access to Highway 8
  • Realignment of traffic to Discovery Ridge Boulevard
Reason: Construction on the Southwest Calgary Ring Road
Implementation date: Monday, October 28, 2019
Other information: N/A
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Location: Highway 8 from 101 Street to Elbow Valley
Impacts:
  • Realignment of eastbound and westbound Highway 8 onto new road and across the new bridge over the Elbow River
  • Change to the configuration of the intersection at 101 Street S.W.
  • Permanent closure of access to 101 Street south of Highway 8
    • Detour of traffic to Discovery Ridge Boulevard
Reason: Shifting traffic onto new road to open additional areas for construction
Implementation date: Monday, October 28, 2019
Speed limit: 60 km/h
Other information: N/A
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Location: Eastbound Glenmore Trail between 37 Street and Richard Way S.W.
Impact: Closure of the right eastbound lane of Glenmore Trail
Reason: Paving detour connection
Implementation date: Wednesday, October 23, 2019
Work hours: 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Speed limit: 50 km/h from 60 km/h
Other information: N/A
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Location: 69 Street S.W., immediately north of Highway 8
Impacts:
  • Traffic control personnel directing vehicles
  • Haul trucks crossing 69 Street, resulting in periodic stoppages of traffic
  • Lane closures on northbound and southbound 69 Street
Reason: Moving material for bridge embankment and road construction
Start date: Saturday, October 5, 2019
Completion date: Saturday, December 21, 2019
Work hours:
  • Monday to Saturday from 7:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
  • Sunday from 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
Speed reduction: 50 km/h
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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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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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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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