Project Update – November 9, 2020

What’s Happening in Traffic This Week

Inside lane closures on eastbound Trans-Canada Highway

These inside lane closures will be ongoing until approximately mid-November to pave sections of the median for upcoming traffic shifts.

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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No Controlled Blasting Until November 16

There will be no controlled blasting this week. Blasting will resume on Monday, November 16. For more information, please visit > Controlled Blasting.

Valley Ridge Boulevard N.W. Interchange

Stoney Trail Interchange

Mechanically Stabilized Earth (MSE) walls are retaining walls that use concrete panels, soil and steel or geotextile reinforcements. They are a cost-effective alternative to concrete retaining walls.

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Fresh Blacktop

The Old Banff Coach Road S.W. detour is open to traffic! Thank you for your patience over the last several weeks as we raced to beat the clock and finish the detour before the cold weather really sets in. With traffic now on the detour, bridge construction can begin over the winter.

Topsoil Stockpiles Near Bow Trail S.W.

Earthworks for the Bow Trail S.W. interchange are underway. Topsoil is being stockpiled within the Transportation Utility Corridor (TUC) along the northwestern boundary of Aspen Woods for future use. This work will continue as long as the weather permits, and then resume again next spring.

Over the course of the project, numerous stockpiles will be created within the TUC. There is no limit on the size of the stockpiles provided they meet stability requirements.

Demystifying Child Safety Seats

The right kind of seat is so important to keeping kids safe in vehicles. But with so many types of safety seat on the market, knowing which one is appropriate for your child can be confusing.

Children need a restraint (seatbelt) system that accommodates their size and weight.

While not required by law, booster seats are highly recommended because they help position a child so the seat belt fits properly. Without a booster seat, a child is three and a half times more likely to suffer a significant injury.

Drivers are responsible for ensuring children under the age of 16 are properly secured and could face fines for not doing so.