Project Update – May 25, 2020

Dust Mitigation

We understand dust is a concern for residents living next to the construction area. Dust monitoring and mitigation is ongoing, but residents should expect increased dust.

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. 

Hydroseeding is a planting process that sprays a mixture of seed and mulch on surfaces to minimize dust.

Night Closures of Scenic Acres Link NW for Girder Installation

From May 25 to 28, the section of Scenic Acres Link NW that travels under Stoney Trail NW will be closed overnight (7 pm to 6:30 am) for girder installation. These closures were previously scheduled for May 22, 23 and 24 but were rescheduled due to poor weather and will begin tonight. For more information and to view detour routes, visit > Bow River Bridge.

Road Construction – Scenic Acres Link NW to Crowchild Trail

Bow River Pathway

Work on the new alignment for the Bow River pathway is nearly complete but last week’s rain delayed the finishing touches. Please check > Bow River Bridge and The City of Calgary’s pathway closures map for the most current information on this area.

North Project

Work Starting Along Trans-Canada Highway, West of Valley Ridge

About five kilometres of the Trans-Canada Highway (Highway 1) will be reconstructed as part of this project. Some early preparatory work has started in this area, including utility relocations and stripping topsoil.

Speed Reduced on Trans-Canada Highway

Speeds have been reduced to 80 km/h for a section of the Trans-Canada Highway between Valley Ridge Blvd NW and Old Banff Coach Road. The speed reduction affects all lanes in both directions. Please obey traffic signs and watch for construction personnel in the area.

Trans-Canada Highway / Valley Ridge Blvd NW Interchange

Grading in Northwest Corner for Retaining Wall and Exit Ramp
Valley Ridge Boulevard NW Detour Postponed Due to Weather

The first detour stage for Valley Ridge Boulevard NW is expected to be in place at the end of this week. Please check for current information about shifting traffic to the first stage of the detour.

Trans-Canada Highway / Stoney Trail Interchange

Gravel Extraction South of Old Banff Coach Road SW

Gravel extraction is underway just west of Wentworth (West Springs) to lower the road to the necessary grade.