June 1, 2023
What’s Happening in Traffic
REMINDER: Temporary Traffic Signals and Pathway Detour at Crestmont Boulevard / 109 Street / 1 Avenue S.W. Intersection
Temporary traffic signals and a pathway detour are in place at the Crestmont Boulevard / 109 Street / 1 Avenue S.W. intersection for work on the pathway. Please expect minor delays.
All work is weather dependent. 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.
Managing Stormwater on Bridge Decks
Keeping water from pooling on the road is critical for safety and important for maintaining high-quality driving surfaces in the long term. Roads are designed with a subtle arch so stormwater runoff drains away from the middle. This arch is called cross slope or camber.
For at-grade roads, runoff is typically directed to gutters, then to catch basins which connect to the underground stormwater pipes. Capturing runoff from bridge decks is similar but includes a concrete trough to carry the water down the slope. At the bottom of each drainage trough is an apron with large rock (rip rap) to slow the water down and prevent erosion. From there, the runoff will be directed to an appropriate drainage channel.
Bow Trail S.W. Interchange
Progress on the Bow Trail S.W. interchange is steady. As one of two full interchanges on the South project, providing access between Bow Trail and Stoney Trail in all directions, this interchange will be an important connection to the ring road.
Wing Wall Construction on the Basketweave Bridge
Earlier this spring, the deck for the bridge taking northbound Stoney Trail traffic coming from Highway 8 over the exit ramp from northbound Stoney Trail to 17 Avenue S.W. was poured. Now, work on the abutment wing walls is underway.
Wing walls are found on both sides of a bridge abutment to create a three-sided box that gets filled with earth and provides the transition from the road to the bridge.