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The Deerfoot Trail Improvements Project is being completed by Alberta Transportation and Economic Corridors (TEC)

Construction update - April 2024

The Province of Alberta is advancing through various stages of the Deerfoot Trail Improvements project. The project is generally split into north Deerfoot Trail, consisting of four design/bid/build projects, and south Deerfoot Trail consisting of one large design/build project:

North Deerfoot Trail

Beddington Trail / 11 Street N.E.

64 Avenue N.E.

  • Construction of this segment was completed in mid 2023. 
  • The new northbound auxiliary lane between 64th Avenue and McKnight Blvd, and the new eastbound and westbound 64th Avenue ramps are now open to traffic.
  • Find project details here: https://www.deerfootimprovements.ca/64-avenue-n-e/

McKnight Blvd N.E.

16 Ave N.E.

South Deerfoot Trail

Bow Bottom Trail / Anderson Road S.E. / Southland Drive / Glenmore Trail

  • Sequential design of various elements of this project is underway, and some construction has progressed through the winter months (steel piling for new bridges; other preparatory work).  
  • Construction of this segment will advance starting Spring 2024.
  • Find project details here: https://www.deerfootimprovements.ca/anderson-road-bow-bottom-trail-2/

Project overview


Alberta Transportation and Economic Corridors (TEC) is undertaking improvements to Deerfoot Trail.

Deerfoot Trail is Alberta’s busiest freeway and sees over 180,000 vehicles per day in some sections. It is a critical component of Calgary’s transportation network for both commuter travel and goods movement. Since Deerfoot Trail was initially constructed in the 1970s, Calgary’s population has doubled, more people have access to vehicles, and traffic volumes have continued to increase. 

The improvements will add additional lanes along Deerfoot Trail as well as improve safety and reliability for drivers. This work supports Calgary’s current traffic volumes and sets The City up for future population growth and projected traffic volumes. 

Though Deerfoot Trail runs through the heart of Calgary, it is operated and maintained by The Province. 

As with any construction project, there will be impacts to the public throughout construction. The City of Calgary will work closely with The Province to limit the impacts of construction to residents, businesses, and commuters wherever possible. 

Who is responsible for maintaining Deerfoot Trail during construction?

Carmacks Enterprises is the highway maintenance contractor responsible for the ongoing maintenance of Deerfoot Trail. Within each construction project, the contractor will work closely with Carmacks to ensure the area is adequately maintained. 

Contact information for Carmacks can be found here.

How is the City working with the Province to mitigate impacts to the public? 

The City will primarily support the Province in mobility communications and traffic adjustments. This includes coordinating closely with the Mobility Operations Centre (MOC) and the Signals Engineering team to monitor traffic operations and make necessary adjustments to traffic signals.

Where can I find traffic updates?

TEC’s project website will be updated as traffic updates and impacts are known.

For updates regarding City roadways please refer to the City of Calgary’s Traffic Information Map.

Will bus routes be affected?

Calgary transit has some bus routes on Deerfoot Trail as well as adjacent roads that may be impacted periodically throughout construction. calgarytransit.com will be updated if and when transit routes are affected.

Where can I find further information?

To stay informed throughout construction, please:

  • Visit the project website for project information
  • Register your email for construction updates here.

With questions, comments or concerns, please email the Alberta Transportation project team at info@deerfootimprovements.ca and a member of the project team will get back to you as soon as possible.

 

Stay connected

TEC has the following resources in place to keep the public informed throughout construction. 

Project website

The central hub for construction information and updates.

E-newsletter

Register your email to receive regular construction information and updates.

Questions, comments, concerns?

Email info@deerfootimprovements.ca and a member TEC’s Deerfoot Trail Improvements Project team will get back to you as soon as possible. 


This information has no legal status and cannot be used as an official interpretation of the various bylaws, codes and regulations currently in effect. The City of Calgary accepts no responsibility to persons relying solely on this information. Web pages are updated periodically. ​

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