Tree and Brush Removal within the Highway Right of Way

Design for the South project has been ongoing since the contract was awarded in June 2020. As the design has progressed, the project footprint has been refined. Some trees and brush have been identified for removal to accommodate utility installations, backslopes in the areas where the road is lowered and semi-permanent stockpiles of fill material.

Tree and brush removal within the highway is anticipated to begin the week of March 22 and be completed prior to the nesting period which begins in mid-April, in accordance with the Migratory Birds Convention Act, 1994. All trees and/or brush areas will be surveyed in accordance with the Alberta Wildlife Act, 2000. Mulching and clean up are expected to be complete in April 2021.

Further clearing is anticipated outside of the highway right-of-way but within the Transportation Utility Corridor (TUC). Additional information will be shared as it becomes available.

The TUC, established in the 1970s, is land set aside to house the ring road, major power lines, pipelines and linear municipal utilities. Alberta Transportation considers the environmental impacts of all provincial projects. Only trees and brush in the areas required to construct new infrastructure will be removed to support the successful completion of this project.

Click the highlighted areas on the map below for a closer look at the locations being cleared
South Project Tree Clearing Sections spring 2021
Old Banff Coach Road S.W. 101 Street S.W. North of 17 Avenue S.W. Bow Trail S.W. Stoney Trail East of Highway 8

Old Banff Coach Road S.W.

Tree and bush removal areas are highlighted in orange

101 Street S.W. North of 17 Avenue S.W.

Tree and bush removal areas are highlighted in orange

Bow Trail S.W.

Tree and bush removal areas are highlighted in orange

Stoney Trail East of Highway 8

Tree and bush removal areas are highlighted in orange