Project Update – February 14, 2022

What’s Happening in Traffic This Week

Highway 8 Construction Crossing Active

This week construction vehicles will resume using the Highway 8 crossing. Drivers should expect intermittent stops as construction vehicles cross the road. The signalized crossing will be operated manually and used as needed during work hours. Traffic will be monitored when the crossing is in use to minimize delays.

Overnight Lane Closures on Trans-Canada Highway East of Valley Ridge Boulevard N.W.

Starting at 10 p.m. on Wednesday, February 16 and ending at 5 a.m. on Thursday, February 17, 2022, there will be intermittent lane closures on the Trans-Canada Highway in both directions.

All work is weather dependant. 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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Into the Groove

Construction for the box girder super-structure on the southernmost pier is moving quickly.

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All 30 Girders Installed on Bow Trail S.W. Bridge

The interchange at Bow Trail S.W. is the central hub for the south portion of the West Ring Road, providing full access in all directions. The girders span about 100 metres across seven core lanes and two ramp lanes on Stoney Trail. 

Bridge Foundation for Highway 8 Flyover

Piling for the westbound Highway 8 flyover bridge has begun. This bridge will go over the ramp from eastbound Highway 8 to northbound Stoney Trail.

Tree and Brush Clearing South of Highway 8

Design for the South project has been ongoing since the contract was awarded in June 2020. The project footprint has been refined as the design has progressed. As a result, some trees and brush have been identified for removal within the Transportation Utility Corridor (TUC) and road right-of-way, south of Highway 8 and east of the Elbow River. The removals are required for highway and ditch backslopes, stormwater management facilities and utility installations. Clearing is expected to begin in late February.

The work is expected to take approximately two weeks, until mid-March. Adjacent residents can expect increased noise and dust.

All work will be completed in accordance with the Migratory Birds Convention Act, 1994 and the Alberta Wildlife Act (GOA 2000).  Prior to removals proceeding, a biologist will survey the area for nesting birds and other animal habitats.

Further tree and brush removals are anticipated in this area. Additional information will be shared as it becomes available. 

More information about tree removals and the purpose of the TUC is available at > FAQs.