Glenmore Trail widening and interchange upgrade
Crews will be returning to do the top lift of paving on Glenmore Trail S.W. west of Richmond Road S.W.
- June 8 to 9, 10 p.m. to 6 a.m.: Crews will be paving westbound and eastbound Glenmore Trail west of Richmond Road. A single lane in both directions will remain while crews are working.
The new fully accessible pedestrian bridge over Crowchild Trail at 54 Avenue S.W. is now open.
Watch this video to see how The City has completed projects that will connect with the Southwest Calgary Ring Road.
SW Ring Road Connections
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About the project
The Glenmore Trail Widening and Interchange Improvements project is one of several City-led projects to connect Calgary's road network to the ring road and will accommodate changes to traffic volume and patterns that are expected after the opening of the Southwest Ring Road.
The widening of Glenmore Trail to six lanes between 37 Street and Crowchild Trail S.W. will provide better access to and from the SWRR and will result in improvements to the overall transportation network.
The upgrade to the Glenmore Trail/Crowchild Trail S.W. interchange will modify the current interchange to manage traffic that's moving east to north and south to west.
A City study to update the long-term plans for the Glenmore Trail/Crowchild Trail S.W. interchange will occur in the future.
This project includes the following features:
- Widening Glenmore Trail from four to six lanes between 37 Street and Crowchild Trail S.W. as well as rebuilding this aging section of road. See improvements map.
- Modifying the interchange for short-term improvements to help accommodate SWRR opening day traffic volumes. See NEW Crowchild Trail improvements map.
- Constructing a new pedestrian bridge over Crowchild Trail at 54 Avenue S.W.
- Pedestrian crossing improvements along 54 Avenue.
- Improved traffic signal coordination on Crowchild Trail. See improvements map.
- Landscaping on Layzell Road S.W. along the noise barrier. Noise barrier changes to accommodate widening of Crowchild Trail. See the Layzell Road landscaping plan.
Southwest BRT and Crowchild Trail bridge design
When travelling southbound on Crowchild Trail, the SW BRT buses will primarily use the Crowchild Trail flyover to get to eastbound Glenmore Trail, avoiding the Crowchild Trail bridge and the Lakeview bus by-pass, altogether. When congestion levels on the flyover have the potential to delay the bus (caused by the morning and afternoon rush hours, a vehicle accident, high traffic volumes), the BRT buses would continue to travel south across the Crowchild Trail bridge and turn left from its own left-hand turn lane, onto the Lakeview bus by-pass lane. Buses are expected to yield to oncoming traffic, so they would only turn left, when there's a break in traffic. See the left turn movement here.
This design is expected to have minimal effects on traffic flow, as there's no additional traffic signals required for that left turn. Also, traffic flow on the Crowchild Trail bridge is not impacted by the SW BRT travelling from westbound Glenmore Trail to northbound Crowchild Trail. See more details about the Southwest BRT project.
Calgary's southwest ring road
The City is responsible for the design and construction of the projects connecting Calgary's road network to the ring road because they are located within city limits. This drawing shows an overall view of the area and how it will integrate to the South West Ring Road.
To learn more about the other projects, as well as information on SWCRR, including construction schedule, design and the history of the project, visit Calgary's southwest ring road home page.
West Calgary ring road
The West Calgary Ring Road (WCRR), between Highway 8 and the Trans-Canada Highway, contains the final nine kilometres of the Calgary Ring Road. Most of the road will be built on the existing Transportation Utility Corridor owned by the Government of Alberta.
The WCRR project will be completed in three parts - the north project, south project, and twinning of the bridge over the Bow River. For more information on this project, visit the West Calgary Ring Road home page.
Design: Late 2017 - Spring 2018
Construction: Summer 2018 - Fall 2019
Road completion: Fall 2019
City projects in southwest Calgary
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