Project Update – March 2, 2020

For up-to-date information on traffic detours and speed reductions as a result of construction activity, please visit 511 Alberta.

We appreciate your patience during construction.

Safety Tips to Avoid Aggressive Driving

Some factors that can contribute to aggressive driving include congestion or increased traffic volumes on roads and highways, construction or roadwork and work or personal stress.

Tailgating, speeding, failing to yield the right-of-way and cutting in front of someone too closely are common aggressive driving behaviours. The 2011 Transport Canada Road Safety in Canada Report revealed that 27 per cent of traffic fatalities involved speeding, and in the United States the American Automobile Association Foundation for Traffic Safety (AAAFTS 2013) estimates that aggressive driving behaviours account for over half of all fatal crashes.

Here’s a few tips to stay safe:

  • Plan ahead, identify alternate routes and give yourself extra travel time. If that doesn’t work, just be late.
  • Plan your route in advance. Erratic and inconsiderate driving is more common when a driver is lost.
  • Drive sober. (One in three speeding drivers involved in a fatal crash has been drinking.)
  • Let others in when they are signalling. Don’t take it personally if others aren’t as courteous. Be polite, even if the other driver is not.
  • Acknowledge courtesy from other drivers.
  • Maintain your composure and do not engage with aggressive drivers.

If you feel threatened by another driver:

  • Stay in your vehicle and lock the doors.
  • If you have a cell phone, call police.
  • Use your horn and signals to attract attention.
  • If you believe you are being followed, do not drive home. Drive to a police station or a busy public place.

Upcoming Construction

This week, crews will work on the final lifts of concrete for both bridge piers on the north shore. On the south shore, piling for a retaining wall will begin.

Construction Progress

Currently, 11 bridge structures are under construction on the north project.

Controlled Blasting

The next public information session for controlled blasting will be on Wednesday, March 11, from 5 – 7 pm at WinSport’s Markin McPhail Centre(151 Canada Olympic Rd SW).

If you have questions about blasting or are concerned about damage to your home, please email The project team will respond in one business day.