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Sarcee Trail / Richmond Road S.W. interchange functional planning study

Upcoming information sessions

In late 2016, we sought input on potential designs and your priorities for the interchange. We are holding two information sessions to share the results of our evaluation and gather feedback on the recommended plan.

Information Session #1: Tuesday, May 30
Time: 5-8 p.m.
Location: Glamorgan Community Centre, Main Hall – 4207 41 Ave. S.W.

Information Session #2: Wednesday, May 31
Time: 5-8 p.m.
Location: Glamorgan Community Centre, Main Hall – 4207 41 Ave. S.W.

No RSVP is required.

Study background

The City of Calgary is undertaking a study for the Sarcee Trail/Richmond Road S.W. interchange. Although there is currently no funding allocated to construct an interchange at this location, The City hopes to have these plans approved and have the interchange included as a candidate project for funding in 2018. This timing allows us to evaluate the option to design and construct the interchange in coordination with the Southwest Ring Road (SWRR) project, which is scheduled to open by 2021.

Due to the growth of Calgary’s southwest and the opening of the SWRR in 2021, The City conducted a Southwest and West Ring Road Downstream Traffic Impact Study in 2015. The results of this study indicated an interchange at Sarcee Trail and Richmond Road would provide significant benefits to the overall road network, as well as the surrounding communities, regardless of whether or not the West Calgary Ring Road (WCRR) was in place.

Study objectives

The objective of this study is to determine an interchange configuration that fits with the SWRR and the local road network, provides accesses to local businesses and connects appropriately with communities.

Public engagement

The first phase of the stakeholder engagement program for the Sarcee Trail / Richmond Road functional planning study ran from February through December of 2016. During this time, The City met with Community Associations, commercial property owners and managers, and other key stakeholders. The City hosted two engagement sessions on November 21 and 26, 2016, with nearby communities and businesses to get feedback on interchange design options, accesses and connectivity, and also provided learning and feedback opportunities online. For more details on the information shared at the open houses, please view the display boards.

The What We Heard Report for this phase of the stakeholder engagement program provides further details regarding what was discussed and what we heard at the engagement sessions, as well as a summary of key themes from those sessions.

What's next?

The study is now in the technical planning and evaluation stage, which will also incorporate the feedback received from the public engagement program. Information sessions will be held in spring 2017 to share these results. For more information on the project timeline and the three proposed interchange designs, please visit our Engage page.

Stay connected

Questions or comments about this study? Email the project team at sarceerichmond@calgary.ca or contact 311.

Calgary Southwest Ring Road

There are several City-led projects to connect Calgary’s road network to the ring road. To learn more about these projects, as well as information on SWRR, including construction schedule, design and the history of the project, visit Calgary’s southwest ring road home page.

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