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After two years of construction, the new Trans Canada Highway (TCH) and Bowfort Road N.W. interchange was officially opened today.

“This is the last of four interchange-related projects the City has opened this summer—four projects that are a $255 million investment in connecting Calgarians with their communities, jobs and destinations,” said Mayor Naheed Nenshi. “With the downturn in the economy and accelerated funding for projects like this, we’re creating jobs, taking advantage of lower prices, and building critical transportation infrastructure that will reduce congestion on our roads.”

“This new interchange, a gateway into our city, along with the 20 other projects we’re finishing this year, will certainly make life better for citizens travelling around Calgary.”

Ward 1 Councillor Ward Sutherland added, “The interchange is a game-changer for the area. It makes it easier for people heading to Winsport and the Trinity development to the south, and the businesses and our communities to the north. It’s becoming a really active area for citizens and guests visiting the city. “

The previous intersection was not capable of handling the traffic volumes generated by large scale events at Winsport, including the increasing numbers of people walking and cycling in the area, nor the 60,000 vehicles that pass through the area every day.

The new interchange includes six lanes on the TCH, which travels under the Bowfort Road bridge, which allows for dual left turns in all directions. It’s now a free-flow uninterrupted entrance to Calgary.

Improvements were also made to Bowfort Road, 83 Street N.W. and Canada Olympic Way. Sidewalks and pathways in the area have been improved to allow safer movements for people walking and cycling.

Total investment in the project is $71.7 million.

The City is grateful for the patience and understanding of the many Calgarians and area businesses that have been impacted by the significant detours and lane restrictions over the past two years.

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