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Country Hills Boulevard N.E. Functional Planning Study

Project update – Spring 2023

On January 24, 2023, Council accepted the recommended plan for the future widening of Country Hills Boulevard N.E. from Barlow Trail N.E. to Harvest Hills Gate N.E. This plan identifies mobility improvements for existing roadway users and area residents, it includes the addition of a multi-use pathway for active modes of transportation, and it outlines how these improvements will support future growth in the area.

The details of this study and the accepted recommendations can be found in the Executive Summary.

The project will move forward with detailed designs and construction when funding becomes available. 

Study background

Country Hills Boulevard N.E. provides an essential east-west connection in north Calgary, establishing a vital link to Deerfoot Trail and access to the Calgary International Airport. Planning for the widening of Country Hills Boulevard N.E. between Barlow Trail and Harvest Hills Gate N.E. to six lanes will improve mobility for nearby residents and support future growth in the area. This project will also improve sustainable transportation modes along the corridor by adding separated walking and wheeling facilities (i.e., 5A Network connections – Always Available for All Ages and Abilities Network).

Country Hills Boulevard N.E. Study Area

Recommended Plan Flyover

Study objectives

The objective of this study was to better accommodate people who walk, bike, take transit and drive on Country Hills Boulevard N.E., while also improving safety for those who travel through or commute along the study area. 

Public engagement

Engagement for the functional planning study was organized into three phases – each tied to key milestones in the development of the functional plans.

  • Discover (Nov. – Dec. 2019): Discovered opportunities, challenges, priorities and evaluation criteria for the study area with interested parties and the public. The What We Heard Report for this phase provides further details regarding what was discussed and what we heard at the engagement sessions and online, as well as a summary of key themes from those sessions.
  • Explore (Jun. – Jul. 2020): Explored design concepts and evaluation results with interested parties and the public. The What We Heard Report for this phase summarizes the information shared in these online sessions and the feedback we received on the design concepts and evaluation results.
  • Reveal (Apr. – May 2021): Presented the recommended plan to interested parties and the public. The What We Heard Report for this phase highlights the feedback received in the online sessions on the recommended plan. 

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