Traffic improvement projects

Traffic Improvements

Projects focused on improving traffic congestion and safety

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Calgary is growing both in population and in infrastructure, and with this growth comes impacts to traffic on our roadways. To address this issue, The City has developed the Traffic Operational Improvements program (TOI).

The program evaluates various intersections across Calgary that require operational improvements for a variety of reasons like traffic congestion and safety issues. Once an intersection meets the necessary criteria of the TOI program, a temporary traffic pilot or, in some cases, permanent traffic measures will be proposed for installation. Traffic pilot and/or permanent traffic measures could include:

  • Changes to signal timings
  • Temporary roadway restrictions
  • Additional permanent turning lanes

Traffic improvement projects

John Laurie Blvd N.W.

John Laurie Blvd. Public Information Sessions

Monday, Aug. 22, 2022

  • Time:  7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. 
  • Location: Brentwood Community Association
  • Address: 1520B Northmount Drive N.W. (in the Sportsplex building, just behind the pool)

Tuesday, Aug. 23, 2022

  • Time: 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
  • Location: Triwood Community Association
  • Address: 2244 Chicoutimi Drive N.W.

In August 2022, The City of Calgary will be implementing traffic safety improvements along John Laurie Boulevard N.W. to reduce collisions and prevent injuries at three intersections.

These safety upgrades include:

  • A signalized intersection at John Laurie Boulevard N.W. and Charleswood Drive N.W.
  • Prohibit left turns from northbound 19 Street N.W. to John Laurie Blvd. during the morning and afternoon peak periods
  • Prohibit left turns and through movements onto John Laurie Blvd. from both Brisebois Drive and the parking lot on the north side during the morning and afternoon peak periods

Please note: The new signal will not include/allow pedestrian crossings.

The Parks Department considers Nose Hill Park north of the Charleswood Drive intersection as a sensitive area and does not want to encourage pedestrian activity to the area.  Park users can use established crossing locations or parking areas to access Nose Hill Park.

6 Street at 162 Avenue S.W.

A dual westbound left-turn will be implemented at the intersection of 6 Street and 162 Avenue S.W. in 2022. This dual westbound left-turn will provide additional capacity for traffic traveling to Silverado and communities to the south. It will also help decrease traffic congestion that has been caused by removing the access to Sherriff King Street from Highway 22X.

84 Street at 17 Avenue S.E.

A dual left-turn from southbound 84 Street to eastbound 17 Avenue S.E. will be installed in 2022. This change will help reduce congestion leaving the Easthills shopping complex.

Bow Trail S.W. U-Turn

A new U-Turn lane will be built on eastbound Bow Trail, at the existing pedestrian traffic lights east of the Sarcee Trail S.W. intersection.

The intersection of Bow Trail and Sarcee Trail is one of the most congested signalized intersections in Calgary. The U-Turn lane will help to alleviate some of the congestion at the Bow Trail/Sarcee Trail S.W. intersection. It will also provide residents from Strathcona Hill a more direct connection to northbound Sarcee Trail, reducing trip time by 2-5 minutes.

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