Today the NDP government announced that the SW ring road would be completed in seven years, as per an agreement between Tsuu T'ina Nation and the Conservative government.
The southwest portion of the ring road extends east of 69 Street SW on Glenmore Trail, south to Macleod Trail, and is approximately 16 kilometres in length on the southwest side. An additional 10 kilometres of connector road upgrades will be included in the overall project.
Portions of the southwest ring road fall on parts of Tsuu T'ina land, and this announcement is honouring an agreement that our previous government put into place 18 months ago. The completion of the SW ring road will help alleviate traffic in those areas, and will add much-needed roadway to the southwest quadrant, which is constantly expanding.
“Our goal with the Southwest Calgary Ring Road was to create economic opportunity for future generations at Tsuu T’ina,” said Tsuu T’ina Nation Chief Roy Whitney in a statement. “As per the agreement, today’s announcement is an important milestone.” [Global News]
More details are likely to be released later this week, but full details on this project are available on the Government of Alberta website, complete with maps and links as well.