Project Update – May 2, 2022

Construction Update – Spring 2022

If you have been wondering about what to expect for construction this year, or have questions about the project in general, check out the Spring 2022 Construction Update.

You can watch videos about the North and South projects and have a look at the updated plans. There’s also a comment form to ask questions, share concerns or help us improve.

What’s Happening in Traffic This Week

17 Avenue S.W. Traffic Changes

This Thursday, May 5, 2022, westbound 17 Avenue S.W. traffic will be reduced to one lane east of 93 Street S.W. / Cortina Drive S.W. (weather permitting). 17 Avenue S.W. will continue to have one lane in each direction west of 93 Street S.W. / Cortina Drive S.W. until the new bridge opens this summer.

Overnight Lane Closures on Stoney Trail Over the Bow River

Overnight lane closures on Stoney Trail from 7 p.m. to 6:30 a.m. continue this week to move equipment from the north side of the river to the south side.

Stoney Trail will be reduced to one lane in both directions each night until Saturday, May 7, 2022.

Eastbound Trans-Canada Highway Traffic Shifted

The eastbound Trans-Canada Highway lanes, between Old Banff Coach Road S.W. and Valley Ridge Boulevard N.W., have been shifted north onto the new detour. This detour will be in place until the new eastbound lanes are constructed.

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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Form Traveler Assembly

The form traveler is being installed on the southernmost pier as pieces are moved from the pier on the north side of the river.

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Winter Progress Snapshot

Construction is ramping up now as the weather gets warmer, but the project was by no means idle over the winter. Crews put in almost 40,000 person-hours from December through March, and significant progress was made on the Trans-Canada Highway / Valley Ridge Boulevard N.W. interchange.

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Stormwater Pond Construction

This week construction will begin on the stormwater management pond – called Lower Junction Pond – located south of Highway 8. Erosion and sediment controls will be installed prior to grading the area.

Adjacent residents in Discovery Ridge can expect to see a significant increase in construction activity in this area. While the contractor will aim to minimize impacts, nearby residents should expect noise and vibrations from heavy machinery and increased in dust.