Southwest Calgary Ring Road project
Project Update: October 1, 2021
Phase 2 of the Southwest Ring Road (between Fish Creek Blvd and 22X, as well as new interchanges along Highway 22X from Southwest Ring Road to MacLeod Trail) is now open for traffic as of Oct. 2, 2021.
Phase 1 of the Southwest Calgary Ring Road—between Glenmore Trail and Fish Creek Blvd.— (now known as Tsuut'ina Trail) was completed and opened to traffic on Oct. 1, 2020. More information on the Southwest Calgary Ring Road can be found on Alberta Transportation’s website.
About the Calgary Ring Road and the SWCRR
The Southwest Calgary Ring Road (SWCRR) is a project of the Province of Alberta and is one of the last sections of the Calgary Ring Road, which will circle the city when completed. When the Ring Road is complete, it will provide 101 kilometers of free-flow travel around Calgary and contribute to safe and easy movement of goods and people.
Planning for the Calgary Ring Road began in the 1970s, and the northwest, northeast, and southeast sections of the road (known as Stoney Trail) are completed and in use. Construction on the southwest section is nearing completion and will open to traffic in 2021.
The SWCRR goes from Highway 8 (near Elbow Springs Golf Course) to Macleod Trail S.E. It consists of 31 kilometres of six and eight-lane divided highway, 14 interchanges, 47 bridges, one road flyover, one railway crossing, one tunnel, and three river crossings over the Elbow River and Fish Creek.
The Government of Alberta is responsible for the design, construction, management and operation of Calgary's Ring Road, while the City of Calgary is responsible for the design and construction of street connections to the SWCRR, road improvements, and intersection improvements, because they are located within city limits.
Southwest Ring Road connection projects
The City of Calgary is responsible for the design and construction of the projects connecting Calgary's road network to the ring road. These City-led projects will accommodate changes to traffic volume and patterns that are expected after the opening of the Southwest Ring Road.
These projects include:
- Glenmore Trail widening and interchange upgrades
- Anderson Road widening
- 90 Avenue and Southland Drive connections
- Spruce Meadows Way widening
- 162 Avenue connection
- Westhills Way
Watch this video to see how The City has completed projects that will connect with the Southwest Calgary Ring Road.
West Calgary Ring Road
The West Calgary Ring Road (WCRR), running between Highway 8 and the Trans-Canada Highway, is the final section needed to complete the Calgary Ring Road. See further information on the background of the West Calgary Ring Road, and information on the current construction of the West Ring Road.