SOUTHWEST CALGARY RING ROAD

The Southwest Calgary Ring Road (SWCRR) will enhance the safe, efficient movement of goods and people in and around Calgary, reducing overall traffic congestion and providing effective routes for commercial vehicles taking goods across the province, country and to foreign ports.

Alberta Transportation’s $1.42 billion investment in the Southwest Calgary Ring Road Project is expected to generate thousands of jobs in the province over the project’s five-year construction period.

About the project

The Southwest Calgary Ring Road will be built between Highway 8 (near Elbow Springs Golf Course) and Macleod Trail SE. The project includes reconstruction of Glenmore Trail between Sarcee Trail and east of 37 Street SW. The project includes 31 kilometres of six- and eight-lane divided highway, 14 interchanges, one road flyover, one railway crossing (flyover), 47 bridges, one culvert set, one tunnel, and three river crossings over the Elbow River and Fish Creek.

Alberta Transportation has signed an agreement with Mountain View Partners (MVP) to design, build, partially finance and operate the SWCRR project. The design and construction has been contracted to KGL Constructors, a joint venture partnership between Kiewit, Graham and Ledcor.

Preliminary construction work began in fall 2016. Major construction will get underway in spring 2017. The southwest portion of the ring road is expected to be open to traffic in 2021.

For ongoing project information, visit the Construction Updates page.

For background information on the project, please visit the website of Alberta Transportation.

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