Southwest Calgary Ring Road
Mountain View Partners, the preferred proponent, has been selected to build the southwest portion of the ring road. Crews and equipment will be on-site mid-July to begin work.
Preliminary work on sections of the southwest portion of Calgary’s ring road will include utility relocation and other preliminary work before full construction begins in the fall.
The Southwest Calgary Ring Road (SWCRR) project involves construction from Highway 8 (near the Elbow Springs Golf Club), to 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.
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
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.
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