|Westhills Way, behind the Westhills shopping area, opening 2020.|
“We’ve been waiting a long time for this missing piece in our road network and we’re excited to see it move forward”, says Julie Radke, Manager of ring road integration. “But we have a lot of work to do to make sure this piece of ring road fits with our existing roads.”
The City of Calgary’s to-do list includes four new road connections at Westhills Way, 90 Avenue S.W., Southland Drive, and 162 Avenue S.W. The City is also improving four existing roads:
- Widening Glenmore Trail, between 37 Street S.W. and Crowchild Trail
- Modifying Crowchild/Glenmore Trail interchange
- Widening Anderson Road, west of 24 Street S.W. to Elbow Drive
- Widening Spruce Meadows Way, between the SW Ring Road and 194 Avenue S.W.
When completed, The SWCRR will connect to major highways and the existing Stoney Trail, improving the road network for reliable goods movement, more options for traveling around the city, and shortened travel times for people driving between communities and popular destinations in and outside Calgary. It’s a big part of Council’s priority, A City that Moves.
More information on the SWCRR:
Public information sessions
Tuesday, Nov. 29, 5-8 p.m. at Calgary First Church of the Nazarene - 65 Richard Way S.W.
Wednesday, Nov. 30, 6-9 p.m. at Bishop O’Byrne High School - 333 Shawville Boulevard S.E.
Constructing the Ring Road: final design, schedule and traffic detours
Web page: SWCRRproject.com
Constructing Calgary’s connections and road improvements:
Web page: Calgary.ca/swrr
History and location of the ring road (interchanges, bridges and roads):
Web page: sw-crr.ca