August 19, 2022
What’s Happening in Traffic This Week
REMINDER: Ramp from Valley Ridge Boulevard to Westbound Trans-Canada Highway Closed
The ramp from Valley Ridge Boulevard to westbound Trans-Canada Highway is closed until early September while the permanent ramps are constructed. Access to westbound Trans-Canada Highway is provided at the Bowfort Road / Trans-Canada Highway interchange.
ONGOING: Paving on the South Project
Over the next few months, paving will be ongoing at various locations on the South project, including Old Banff Coach Road, 17 Avenue S.W. and Highway 8. Please watch for flag people directing traffic.
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.
Both eastbound ramps at the project limits have been paved.
Last year, these two stormponds were connected using directional drilling. They are two of seven stormponds on the North project being constructed to manage stormwater runoff. Wet ponds slow water down long enough for some of the sediment and pollutants to settle out, helping return cleaner water to our rivers and streams. In this case, the two stormponds work together, with the upstream pond, on the west, draining into the downstream pond further east.
Pond construction has been ongoing since the spring.
Stormponds are often lined with clay soil and filter fabric to reduce the likelihood of sediment or pollutants in stormwater reaching ground water. Essentially, stormponds are like household water filters.
17 Avenue S.W. Interchange Progress
Earthwork and other construction on several kilometres of Stoney Trail continues.
Highway 8 Interchange Progress
The flyover bridge for northbound Stoney Trail to westbound Highway 8 has four piers to span about 225 metres over both northbound and southbound Stoney Trail bridges.