Friday, January 20, 2012

Airport Trail – from Harvest Hills Link to Stoney Trail

On Monday, January 23 a financial report is going to City Council to provide a financial update on the costs of the improvements underway and planned for in and around Airport Trail North.

For two decades The City of Calgary has been planning for an east-west expressway along 96 Avenue North, also known as Airport Trail. The northeast is expected to be one of Calgary’s fastest growing areas over the next 60 years with 123,000 residents living in communities north of McKnight Boulevard between Deerfoot Trail and Stoney Trail. The extensive industrial and commercial projects in this area will also result in 70,000 new jobs being created.

The development of Airport Trail includes multiple projects either underway (see chart below) or proposed based on need, availability of funding and agreements with City partners. Timing for future construction will be determined by such factors as traffic volumes through the area and the Transportation Infrastructure Improvement Priorities (TIIP).

The City of Calgary is currently conducting an Airport Trail functional planning study which will confirm the future configurations of interchanges along Airport Trail and update the predicted costs for the remaining construction needed along Airport Trail.

Visit fore more information on the planning study.

Extending 96 Avenue (Airport Trail) from Harvest Hills Link to Deerfoot Trail.
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$42 Million
Project started in 2010 with an expected completion in 2012.
Construction/upgrading Airport Trail from Deerfoot Trail to 36 Street N.E. This project includes the construction of the Airport Trail tunnel.
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$294.8 Million
Construction started in 2011 with an expected completion in May 2014
Construction Airport Trail from 60 Street N.E. to Stoney Trail.
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$3.2 Million
This project is substantially complete with small items, such as landscaping scheduled for 2012
* All three projects currently underway are on budget.

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