The Southwest Calgary Ring Road (SWCRR) has been the focus of many Calgarians who live in southwest Calgary, or those who travel along that area. The project officially started in July 2016 and construction began last spring, with completion estimated for 2021.
The $1.42 billion project involves construction between Highway 8 (near the Elbow Springs Golf Club), and Macleod Trail SE, including reconstruction of Glenmore Trail from Sarcee Trail to east of 37 Street. This portion of the ring road is approximately 21 kilometres long. An additional 10 kilometres of connector road upgrades will be included in the overall SWCRR project. [Alberta Transportation]
Some things you may be interested to know about the SWCRR:
- Construction hours are Monday to Friday from 7 am to 10 pm and Sundays or holidays from 9 am to 10 pm. Noise concerns can be directed to KGL Constructors.
- Dust is being controlled by the construction company, using measures such as watering, application of dust palliatives and seeding techniques. Concerns about dust can be directed to KGL Constructors.
There are two upcoming information sessions about the SWCRR being hosted by Alberta Transportation, Mountain View Partners and KGL Constructors on February 26 and 27. At these sessions, there will be an update on the 2018 construction season as well as information on road alignment, key construction activities, noise mitigation and upcoming traffic impacts.
The City of Calgary will be present at the information sessions as well to address:
- Widening of Glenmore Trail and improvements to Crowchild Trail and 54 Avenue pedestrian bridge.
- Extension of 90 Avenue
- Extension of Southland Drive
- Widening of Anderson Road
These information sessions are drop-ins so you can attend any time between 6 and 9 pm on the two above dates.