What’s Happening in Traffic This Week
Westbound Trans-Canada Highway
This weekend traffic from southbound Stoney Trail to westbound Trans-Canada Highway was shifted onto the new bridges at Valley Ridge Boulevard N.W. Please continue to drive carefully through this area while everyone gets used to the changes.
Upcoming: Westbound Trans-Canada Highway shifted to new bridges
This week, weather permitting, the westbound Trans-Canada Highway lanes will be shifted north onto the new detour road and bridges at Valley Ridge Boulevard N.W. The transition won’t require drivers to make any changes.
Crestmont Boulevard S.W.
It’s almost done! Single-lane alternating traffic will remain in effect this week, but the work requiring this closure is nearing completion and we anticipate opening both lanes before the winter break. Old Banff Coach Road S.W. can be used as an alternate route if you want to avoid this lane closure.
We appreciate your patience during construction.
First Concrete Pour on Last Pier
The Bow River Bridge team crossed a major milestone this week with the first concrete pour on the final bridge pier. There are four piers in total – two on the north side of the river and two on the south, one of which is the in-river pier.
Theme of the Week: Bridge Decks
From forming to pouring, this past week was all about bridge decks.
Right next to the bridge that just had the deck poured, a reinforced soil slope is nearing completion. This slope will support the on-ramp from westbound Trans-Canada Highway to southbound Stoney Trail.
Bill 21: Alberta’s New Impaired Driving Laws Now in Effect
Bill 21, the Provincial Administrative Penalties Act, took effect on December 1, 2020. In addition to changing the way traffic ticket disputes are handled, the Bill includes tougher impaired driving laws. Impaired drivers could face fines up to $2,000, three-month driver’s license suspensions and 30-day vehicle seizures. A zero-tolerance law has also been introduced for novice and commercial drivers.
More information is available on alberta.ca/making-alberta-roads-safer.