South West Ring Road (SWRR) Project
Thank-you for sharing your questions with me regarding the South West Ring Road (SWRR) project. I want you to know that I take your concerns regarding the impact of this project on neighbouring communities very seriously. Like many of you, I attended the two open houses hosted by the Lakeview Community Association in addition to those hosted by The City and Alberta Transportation.
Prior to these information sessions, I had an opportunity to sit down with representatives from Alberta Transportation, KGL, and the Lakeview Community Association. Here is what came out of that meeting:
- The Province's contractor, KGL, is under contractual obligation to keepaccess to 37 Street SW open for the entire construction period over the next two years;
- The existing 37th Street bridge on Glenmore Trail was built in a temporary way that makes it insufficient for long-term use. It will be removed in the last phase of the project, not first, and will be replaced with the new bridge;
- Alberta Transportation has made a commitment to notify residents of any road closures or major disruptions prior to them taking effect;
- Project maps will be made available in the coming weeks and will be posted on www.SWCRRproject.com for public viewing;
- Alberta Transportation and KGL have committed to me that they will do everything that they can to minimize dust, noise and traffic concerns resulting from the construction. These are some of the main concerns that I have heard about from you over the past few months;
- Once the SWRR has been completed (2021), the main access to Tsuut'ina Nation will be from the SWRR at the Sarcee/Glenmore interchange. There will also be a secondary access to the Tsuut'ina Nation on 37th Street (somewhere between 54th-58th Avenue - with plans to be determined);
- For project updates, I encourage you to visit: www.SWCRRproject.com, email: info@SWCRRproject.com or call the project line (24 hours a day, 7 days a week) at: 403 242 0565.
I am pleased with Chief Crowchild and the Tsuut'ina Nation. They are committed to being good neighbours and working with adjacent communities to ensure that their concerns are heard.
Please click here to read how we are working together in a collaborative way.
I will continue my dialogue with Alberta Transportation and KGL to ensure that residents' concerns are addressed and that your quality of life is maintained throughout the construction process and long after the project has been completed.
If you have any questions regarding this project, please do not hesitate to contact my office.