What’s Happening in Traffic This Week
UPCOMING: Intermittent Traffic Delays on Westbound Highway 8
Starting Monday, March 7 and continuing for approximately one week, 14 girders for the Highway 8 / Stoney Trail interchange bridges will be delivered to the construction site via westbound Highway 8. There will be intermittent delays on Highway 8 as the trucks turn north (right) onto the site.
Deliveries will occur during daylight hours and three girders are anticipated to arrive per day.
The construction crossing is also operational. Please expect delays in this area.
We appreciate your patience during construction.
December Aerial Photos
The drone was out at the end of 2021 to capture progress on the project. Despite the snow cover, the photos illustrate the considerable infrastructure constructed so far.
Stoney Trail / Trans-Canada Highway Interchange
Valley Ridge Boulevard N.W. / Trans-Canada Highway Interchange
Trans-Canada Highway Improvements
Old Banff Coach Road S.W.
Wingwalls are perpendicular to the ends of a bridge abutment and act as a retaining wall for the backfill for the approach. The approach is the transition area between the road and the bridge.
Wingwalls can be oriented at a right angle to the abutment (straight wingwall) or angled outward from the abutment (splayed wingwall). The Old Banff Coach Road S.W. bridge has straight wingwalls.
The wooden forms to shape the wingwalls are being installed on the Old Banff Coach Road S.W. bridge abutments.
Piling is underway for the westbound Highway 8 flyover bridge piers, and girders will soon be placed on the abutments for the northbound and southbound Stoney Trail bridges.