Project Update – October 12, 2020

What’s Happening in Traffic This Week

Trans-Canada Highway reduced to one lane – Prepare to keep right on the Trans-Canada Highway for the remainder of October. Inside lanes will be closed in three separate locations to pave medians for future detours.

All work is weather dependent. Please check 511 Alberta and The City of Calgary’s traffic information map for up-to-date information on traffic detours and speed reductions.

We appreciate your patience during construction.

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Bridge Pier Construction Continues

A Quick Look at What Else is Happening

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New Valley Ridge Boulevard N.W. Pathway Opening

The new pathway along the east side of Valley Ridge Boulevard N.W. will soon be open for use. Please look for directional signage in the area.

Reinforced Soil Slopes Complete

The two Reinforced Soil Slopes (RSS) supporting the ramp from northbound Stoney Trail to eastbound Trans-Canada Highway are done. RSS are compacted embankments using geosynthetic material to stabilize slopes. They are a cost-effective alternative to concrete retaining walls and are often used in constrained areas like the one shown below.

For a look back at this area at the start of RSS construction, check out the August 17, 2020 update.

Directional Overpass South of the Trans-Canada Highway

How Many Steel Soil Nails on the Wall, How Many Steel Soil Nails

Last week crews had drilled just over 150 soil nail holes out of a total of 542. Only 390 or so more to go.

Trans-Canada Highway Detour at Valley Ridge Boulevard N.W.

The necessary components are coming together to shift westbound traffic onto the detour. We appreciate the public’s patience as we finish all the key pieces of work.

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Old Banff Coach Road S.W. Detour

Work on the detour for Old Banff Coach Road S.W. interchange construction is underway. The detour road is south of the existing road and once open to traffic, will be in place until the interchange is complete.

A Sure Sign

The project signs are up – a sure sign construction has officially begun. Please remember to keep out of the construction zone for everyone’s safety.

Topsoil Stripping at Bow Trail S.W.