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.

October 2021 Update

The construction period for KGL Constructors’ main scope of work on the Southwest Calgary Ring Road ended on October 1, 2021. Questions regarding road maintenance and operations should be sent to Alberta Highway Services, Ltd. at 1-877-300-1605 or [email protected].

About the project

The Southwest Calgary Ring Road will be built between Highway 8 (near Elbow Springs Golf Course) and Macleod Trail S.E. The project includes reconstruction of Glenmore Trail between Sarcee Trail and east of 37 Street S.W. It consists of 31 kilometres of six- and eight-lane divided highway, 14 interchanges, 47 bridges, one road flyover, one railway crossing (flyover), one culvert set, one tunnel, as well as 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 began in the summer 2016 and major construction followed in the spring of 2017. The southwest portion of the ring road is expected to be open to traffic in 2021.


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Alberta Transportation’s website provides further background information regarding the Southwest Calgary Ring Road .

There are also details for the West Calgary Ring Road located between Highway 8 and the Trans-Canada Highway. Or you can visit the WCRR project website.