What’s Happening in Traffic This Week
Trans-Canada Highway Traffic Shifted onto Mainline Bridge
This weekend, both eastbound and westbound Trans-Canada Highway traffic will be shifted onto the new mainline Trans-Canada Highway bridge over Valley Ridge Boulevard N.W. The traffic shifts will happen overnight, between 10 p.m. and 6 a.m.
The ramp detour for eastbound Trans-Canada Highway to Valley Ridge Boulevard / 109 Street S.W. will remain in place while permanent ramp construction continues.
Temporary Ramp Closure: Valley Ridge Boulevard to Westbound Trans-Canada Highway
Beginning in early August 2022 and lasting approximately one month, the ramp from Valley Ridge Boulevard to westbound Trans-Canada Highway will close to accommodate construction on the permanent ramp.
Emergency services have been notified.
Drive With Care – Heavy Construction Along Highway 8
This is a critical construction season at the Highway 8 interchange and will be the most impactful for drivers (with steady improvements once the long-term detour is in place). Frequent lane closures and traffic pattern changes will be required for the remainder of the season for underground work and detour construction. Please drive cautiously, watch for signage and slow down.
UPCOMING: 17 Avenue S.W. Traffic Shift to New Bridge
In approximately one month, 17 Avenue S.W. traffic will be shifted to the new bridge. It will take about a week of shifting lane closures to move traffic, but once the new bridge is in use the improved road condition and grades will be noticeable.
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. For all other project information, please visit westringroad.ca.
We appreciate your patience during construction.
Slow and Sure
Waiting for concrete to cure isn’t exactly dynamic, but over time the progress is visible.
Underpass Disappearing Act
The pathway underpass has almost disappeared from view (other than the entrances of course). The fill is now covering the concrete box culvert that forms the tunnel under Bow Trail. Something to tell your grandkids about.
Stoney Trail Mainline
The amount of earthwork required for the South project is easy to underestimate, but so far about 5.5 million cubic metres of earth has been moved, which is equivalent to roughly 300,000 truckloads of material.