As we are in the middle of the last month of the year, it's a good time to reflect on all that our city has accomplished this year. The City of Calgary finished an amazing 21 transportation projects in 2017, 7 of which benefitted southwest Calgary communities.
With 2017 coming to a close, we’re finishing 21 transportation projects that will make getting around Calgary better today and for years to come. Work underway in all four quadrants results in city-wide improvement of traffic management, goods movement, transit reliability, and safe, comfortable travel for everyone. The 21 projects make up a $400 million investment to help manage traffic and help people move around the city. [City of Calgary]
Here's a recap of the completed transportation projects in southwest Calgary this year:
- Sirocco LRT parking lot expansion: 69 parking stalls were added to the Sirocco LRT Park and Ride location in southwest Calgary.
- 61 Avenue SW/Chinook Mall bridge: the completion of this bridge creates a safe, accessible pedestrian crossing over Macleod Trail. This is also leading to decreased traffic congestion on Macleod Trail and 61 Avenue SW.
- Spruce Meadows Way widening: this road has been widened to four lanes between the Southwest Calgary Ring Road (SWCRR) and 194 Avenue SW.
- Bow Trail and 85 Street SW intersection improvements: The City wideneed Bow Trail to four lanes between 85 Street S.W. and Old Banff Coach Road.
- 162 Avenue SW expansion: the City is constructed the extension and connection of 162 Avenue S.W. within the city limits to the Southwest Ring Road (SWRR).
- 61 Avenue SW road improvements: the City has now completed the 61 Avenue S.W. Greenway Corridor redevelopment project.
- 1 Street SW improvements: Improvements to the corridor include wider sidewalks, prominent crosswalks, upgraded LED pedestrian and street lighting, 41 new tree plantings, additional bike racks, 14 new on-street parking spaces, and a centre median with a banner pageantry program.