Beginning the week of April 20, 2020, residents can expect to see a significant increase in construction activity within the Transportation Utility Corridor (TUC), south of Old Banff Coach Road S.W. and west of West Springs. Crews will begin earthworks to remove topsoil and gravel for the future West Calgary Ring Road (WCRR), which will involve backhoes digging and trucks hauling material away. This excavation will lower the WCRR below neighbouring homes, reducing future noise and visual impacts.
The topsoil will be temporarily stockpiled along the eastern boundary of the TUC and the gravel will be hauled north to Burnco for processing (no gravel crushing will occur on site). Motorists should expect frequent, brief traffic delays on both eastbound and westbound Old Banff Coach Road SW for haul trucks to cross. The speed limit will be reduced to 50 km/h and construction flaggers will direct traffic.
This work will continue for approximately three months, with anticipated completion in late summer 2020.
There will be impacts as a result of this work. These include the following:
- During the topsoil removal, adjacent residents may find construction equipment coming close to their homes. While at times disruptive, this will be temporary, confined to the TUC and is not expected to impact the adjacent homes or properties.
- Some dust and noise can be expected and will be monitored in accordance with all relevant environmental and health safety standards. Water trucks will be onsite to mitigate dust and work will occur within City of Calgary bylaw hours (7 a.m. – 10 p.m., Monday to Saturday, and 9 a.m. – 10 p.m. on Sundays and holidays).
The construction season in Alberta is short and there is a significant amount of work to be completed over the next few months. Thank you for your patience during construction.