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

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.

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.

In May 2017, we held two information sessions to share the results of our evaluation and gather feedback on the draft recommended plan. We also met with community associations, commercial property owners and managers, and other key stakeholders. For more details on the information shared at these sessions, please view the display boards as well as the draft recommended plan. Now that the online engagement is complete, The City will prepare the What We Heard Report for this phase of stakeholder engagement. The "What we heard report" will be posted on this webpage once it is complete.​

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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