Project Update – November 15, 2021

What’s Happening in Traffic This Week

Crestmont Boulevard S.W. Open

Both lanes on Crestmont Boulevard S.W. are now open. Thank you for your patience while the final stretch of new road was constructed and utilities were installed.

Short Traffic Stoppage on Old Banff Coach Road S.W.

On Thursday, November 18, 2021, traffic on Old Banff Coach Road S.W. will be stopped for approximately five minutes between 10 a.m. and 11 a.m. to string an electrical cable across the road.

Old Banff Coach Road S.W. Lanes Re-Opening

Storm line installation on the north side of Old Banff Coach Road S.W. is complete. This week the westbound carriageway is expected to re-open.

REMINDER: Temporary Construction Crossing on Highway 8

This week trucks will be hauling some of the 2,000 cubic metres of fill needed for the eastbound lanes across the highway. The signalized crossing will be controlled by on-site personnel and will only be activated when a construction vehicle is present.

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. For all other project information, please visit

We appreciate your patience during construction.

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Cantilever Over the River

A cantilever is a structural beam extending from a single support. All summer the pier segments have been cast-in-place, slowly extending out from the bridge piers on the north side of the river. Now they are stretching over the river to connect to the piers on the other side.

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Second to Last Bridge Girders Installed

Another milestone on the North project as the third construction season slows for winter – girders have been installed on the second to last bridge.

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Springbank Ravine

More than 3.5 million cubic metres of fill will be used in the ravine. A cubic metre is roughly equivalent to 1,000 litres, which converts to more than 3 billion litres.

Settlement plates have been installed in the ravine to measure settlement as more fill is added and compacted. This information is used to determine when the soil is stable enough (has enough shear strength) to support the infrastructure being constructed on it.

Highway 8 Interchange

Excavation and shoring wall construction continue just north of Highway 8.