Construction on the Crowchild Trail/Flanders Avenue Interchange began last month, and SW Calgary residents (and citywide commuterse) are looking forward to the project completion.
The project was approved by City Council in November of last year, after a lot of input gathered at public consultations between 2013 and 2014.
The new interchange design will improve traffic flow and safety for pedestrians, cyclists and vehicles, enhancing connections and allowing people to walk, bike and drive between area communities. It will meet the latest urban planning standards and will provide the additional capacity needed for growth in the area. [City of Calgary]
At this point in the project, the Flanders Avenue bridge has been demolished, and Flanders Avenue is closed from Richard Road SW east to Amiens Road SW. The bridge and the new roundabouts will be open to traffic in fall 2016, with full project and landscaping completed in 2017.
Important information for drivers:
- Flanders Bridge will be closed from early September 2015 to late 2016. Access to (and across) Crowchild Trail will be via 33rd Avenue SW and 50th Avenue SW/Mount Royal Gate.
- Flanders Avenue will be closed east of Crowchild Trail to Amiens Road until late 2016.
- The northbound Crowchild Trail ramps to and from Flanders Avenue will be closed from early September 2015 to late 2016.
- Crowchild Trail will be closed to one-lane detours (north and south bound) on the September long weekend (September 5, 6 and 7, 2015) to allow for demolition of Flanders bridge.