Project Update – April 26, 2021

What’s Happening in Traffic This Week

Sweeping the Streets

Street sweeping on the North project will be happening daily between 9 a.m. and 3:30 p.m. this week. There may be occasional traffic slowdowns as a result. 

Westbound Trans-Canada Highway Reduced to One Lane

Until Wednesday, April 28, the right lane will be closed along westbound Trans-Canada Highway at Valley Ridge Boulevard N.W. for road maintenance. Delays are expected.

Westbound Trans-Canada Highway Ramp to Northbound Stoney Trail

The ramp from westbound Trans-Canada Highway to northbound Stoney Trail will be reduced to one lane until the end of the month. Open trench culvert construction is ongoing in this area.  

All work is weather dependent. Please check 511 Albertaand The City of Calgary’s traffic information map  for up-to-date information on traffic detours and speed reductions. For all other project information, please visit

We appreciate your patience during construction.

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Finishing Touches

In high traffic areas like this one, with thousands of vehicles per day on the Trans-Canada Highway, concrete barriers are installed at the base of the centre piers to prevent or minimize damage to the piers from a vehicle collision.  

The Mechanically Stabilized Earth (MSE) wall retaining the embankment at the westbound Trans-Canada Highway to southbound Stoney Trail ramp is nearly complete. The wall coping, which is a cap or cover on the top of the wall, has been poured. Coping is used to secure the MSE panels together as well as finish the wall aesthetically.

Off to a Good Start

The first bridge deck pour for the 2021 construction season is in the books. This single span bridge has come together quickly with the first piles installed in June 2020 and the deck poured less than a year later.

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Valley Ridge Boulevard N.W. Interchange

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Old Banff Coach Road S.W. Centre Piers

The concrete centre pier footing (bridge foundation) has cured and work forming the columns for the bridge piers is underway. 

Bow Trail S.W. Bridge Foundations

Springbank Ravine Drainage Culvert Installation

Drainage culvert at Bow Trail