With all the news this week on the southwest ring road construction getting underway, you may have heard some talk about Westhills Way. If you're not familiar with this project, here's what you need to know:
Westhills Way is a South West Calgary Ring Road (SWCRR) project that The City is constructing. When the SWCRR opens in fall 2021, this new road will connect the Westhills shopping area directly with the ring road. Before 2021, it will be an access to The City’s new Sarcee Operations Works Centre administration building.
Westhills Way is one of four new road connections (Westhills Way, 90 Avenue S.W., Southland Drive S.W. and 162 Avenue S.W.) to the future SWCRR. The City is designing and constructing all four of them because they are located within the city limits [City of Calgary]
Features of Westhills Way include:
- Additional access to the Westhills and Signal Hill shopping centres
- Redistribution of traffic in and out of the area
- Connects directly to the SWCRR
- Includes regional pathways on both sides, connecting to the Richmond Road pathway
RECENT UPDATE: the most recent update was that the City had successfully hired a contractor, and Enmax is in the process of relocating power lines at this time. Construction is underway of Westhills Way at this time, with road opening expected in fall of 2016.
More information on the southwest ring road project and this one, can be found on the City of Calgary website here.