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7 Transportation Projects in SW Calgary that Finished in 2017

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 improvementsThe 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 improvementsImprovements 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.
If you have questions about the projects listed above, click the links associated for more information on the City of Calgary website!
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