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Southwest Calgary Ring Road

Mountain View Partners has been selected to build the southwest portion of the ring road. Crews and equipment have been on site since mid-July to begin some preliminary work. Full construction will start in Fall, 2016.

The Southwest Calgary Ring Road (SWCRR) project involves construction between Highway 8 (near the Elbow Springs Golf Club), and Macleod Trail SE, including reconstruction of Glenmore Trail from Sarcee Trail to east of 37 Street. This portion of the ring road is approximately 21 kilometres long. An additional 10 kilometres of connector road upgrades will be included in the overall SWCRR project.

Quick facts

The project includes

  • one roadway flyover,
  • one railway crossing (flyover)
  • 31 km of six and eight lane divided highway,
  • 49 bridges, including bridges over the Elbow River and Fish Creek
  • 14 interchanges

The federal government has implemented the agreement between the Tsuut’ina Nation and Alberta, as laid out in the land transfer agreement of November 27, 2013. Provincial Crown lands have been added to the Tsuut’ina Nation reserve and 1058 acres of former reserve land have been transferred to Alberta.

Calgary Ring Road Frequently Asked Questions

69th Street SW to Highway 2A

Take a virtual tour of the SW-CRR

The province is moving forward on the construction of the Southwest Calgary Ring Road using a Design-Build-Finance-Operate (DBFO) procurement process. To date, the province has saved about $2 billion by using P3 contracts to build a total of five segments of the Edmonton and Calgary Ring Roads. There are still many steps before we see shovels in the ground.

Southwest Calgary Ring Road background

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